Presentation on theme: "Wings for the King Vocabulary"— Presentation transcript:
1Wings for the King Vocabulary Fifth GradeUnit 3 Week 1
2Genre: PlayA play is a story written to be acted out for an audience. As you read, imagine the actors speaking the lines and acting out the action.
3Author’s PurposeThe author’s purpose is the reason or reasons an author has for writing. The purpose may change during a selection, but most selections have one main purpose.An author may write to persuade you, to inform you, to entertain you, or to express ideas or feelings. The kinds of ideas and the way the author states them help you see theauthor’s purpose.
4Author’s Purpose There are 3 main purposes an author has for writing: Inform - gives informationEntertain – tells a story; tries to entertainPersuade – tries to get the reader to do or believe something
5Author’s PurposeIn addition to these 3 main reasons for writing, an author may have another purpose:He or she may be expressing personal ideas or views.
6Strategy: Story Structure Active readers pay attention to story structure for clues about the author’s main purpose.Authors usually identify the problem of the main character at the start. They work through the problem as the action rises in the middle, and then solve it with the climax and outcome.
7Vocabulary Strategy for Multiple-Meaning Words Context clues ~ Some words have more than one meaning. Use words and sentences around the word with multiple meanings to figure out which meaning the author is using.
8Vocabulary Strategy for Multiple-Meaning Words When you are puzzled by a multiple-meaning word, read the words and sentences around it to get the context for the word.Then think about the different meanings the word has. For example, direct can mean “to manage,” “to command,” and “to show the way.”
9Vocabulary Strategy for Multiple-Meaning Words Reread the sentence, replacing the work with one of the meanings.If this meaning does not work, try another one.
10Words to Knowadmiringlysubjectpermitworthlessscoundrel