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Written and Illustrated by: Lisa Halvorsen Day 1Day 1 Day 4Day 4 Day 2Day 2 Day 5Day 5 Day 3 Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Additional Resources
Study Skills Genre: Narrative Nonfiction Comprehension Skill: Main Idea Comprehension Strategy: Graphic Organizers Comprehension Review Skill: Fact and Opinion Vocabulary: Suffixes
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction Narrative nonfiction tells the story of real people, places, or events. The narrator, or teller of the story, presents information in sequence. Notice this sequence as you read about Yosemite National Park.
Summary Yosemite National Park is an amazing place. In one visit, you can see giant trees, towering mountains, and interesting wildlife.
Comprehension Skill Review – A fact is a statement that can be proved true or false. Statements of opinion tell about a person’s beliefs, feelings, or way of thinking that cannot be proved.
DAY 1- Question of the Week How does Yosemite reflect the unique qualities of the West?
Vocabulary- Say It! glacier impressive naturalist preserve slopes species wilderness
More Words to Know altitudes formations reservoir earthquake eruptions volcano
Listen to the Story
1. As we approached the waterfall. We slipped on the smoothe rocks. 2. What a amazing waterfall this is?
Review: Clauses independent clause Remember: an independent clause is a fancy name for a sentence. dependent clause A dependent clause is a group of words that has a subject and predicate, but cannot stand alone (it doesn’t express a complete thought).
Subordinating Conjunctions Afterhow Until Althoughif Unless Asin as much as if in order thatWhenas long as At least Wheneveras much as now that whereas soon whereveras though Since Whilebecauseso that Beforeeven if That even though though
Day 2 - Question of the Day Why did Congress establish Yosemite as a national park?
Suffixes –ist and -ive You can use suffixes to help figure out the meaning of words. The suffix –ist can make a word mean “one who is an expert in____,” as a biologist, an expert in biology.
Suffixes –ist and -ive The suffix -ive can make a word mean “’tending or inclined to_____,” as in active, which means tending to act.”
a great mass of ice moving very slowly down a mountain or along a valley
able to have a strong effect on the mind or feelings
a person who studies living things
to keep from harm or change; protect
and that goes up and down at an angle
a set of related living things that share certain characteristic and that can be interbred
a wild region with few or no people living in it
heights about Earth’s surface
The formation of the mountain range. formations
a place where water is collected and stored for use
a shaking or shifting motion of Earth’s surface. It is caused by the sudden breaking of masses of rock along a fault.
acts or processes of bursting or throwing forth
opening in Earth’s crust through which steam, ashes, and lava are forced out in periods of activity
a place where water is collected and stored for use
3. Winter’s in the park can be crool. 4. I want to go winter camping but Dad says its too cold.
What is a SIMPLE Sentence? A simple sentence is a stand-alone independent clause without any dependent clauses dependent clauses.
Sample SIMPLE Sentences My sister’s cat really annoys me. My brother and I are tired. The trees bent and swayed in the wind. A small, furry squirrel ran up a pole. (Notice how sentence #2 has compound subjects and sentence #3 has compound predicates.)
What is a COMPLEX Sentence? A complex sentence is a sentence with an independent clause AND one or more dependent clauses dependent clauses.
Sample COMPLEX Sentences Independent Clause: My sister’s cat really annoys me.+ Dependent Clause: when it bites my feet= Complex Sentence: My sister’s cat really annoys me when it bites my feet.OR, When it bites my feet, my sister’s cat really annoys me.
Sample COMPLEX Sentences Independent Clause: My brother and I are tired.+ Dependent Clause: after football practice ends= Complex Sentence: My brother and I are tired after football practice ends.OR, After football practice ends, my brother and I are tired.
Sample COMPLEX Sentences Independent Clause: The trees bent and swayed in the wind.+ Dependent Clause: while the rain poured down= Complex Sentence: The trees bent and swayed in the wind while the rain poured down.OR, While the rain poured down, the trees bent and swayed in the wind.
Group Work Readers & WB 44 Spelling Day 2 Language Day 2 Tri-Fold Section 2 SmartBoard -
Day 3 - Question of the Day How does the author support her opinion that Yosemite is “one of the most awesome places on Earth?
Review Questions 1. How can you tell this was written to inform? 2. What is one way Yosemite is a unique place? 3. What are some impressive wonders in Yosemite?
Review Questions 1.What is the “time” setting of this story? 2.How did the author organize this story? Why do you think she did that? 3.What attraction did the she go see right after Glacier Point?
Denali Nation Park in Alaska has more than 6 million miles of wilderness.
More than 650 species of flowering plants live in Denali!.
The park was established to preserve the land and the plants and animals.
That’s what the naturalist on the guided tour told us about this park.
We skied up the lower slopes of Mt. McKinley.
The glacier was a very impressive sight.
We could see a giant glacier looking like a huge field of ice.
The sequoia tree is the largest species of tree in the world.
There is less oxygen as you go up in altitude.
The river provides water to San Francisco by way of a reservoir.
The rock formations were beautiful in the sunlight.
5. You will see lots of wildlife. If your patient. 6. It’s unusual to see a Bobcat, but you might be lucky?
Group Work Partner Read & WB Spelling Day 3 Language Day 3 Tri-Fold Section 3 SmartBoard-
Day 4 - Question of the Day What might prompt someone to write a song like “This Land is your Land?
7. If the weather’s nice we’ll spent the afternoon hiking. 8. Some of the thunderstorms here is very severe
Complex Sentence Practice 1. a. I would like my fresh salad before my sirloin steak. b. Jenny must clean her room before she goes. a. After the news is over, let’s play a game. 2. a. After the news is over, let’s play a game. b. Patrick will line up after Susan, Terri, and Robert. a. He will do his homework because it’s due tomorrow. 3. a. He will do his homework because it’s due tomorrow. b. The final game was postponed because of the rain. 4. a. When will you come to my house to play air hockey? b. When the moon is full, strange things happen. Remember: A dependent clause must have a subject AND predicate!
Compound-Complex Sentences A compound-complex sentence is a sentence that has at least two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause. The same subordinating conjunctions are used to introduce the dependent clauses. The same coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) are used for joining the independent clauses.
Sample Compound-Complex Sentences. After the two adversaries had spent years playing this “cat and mouse” game, they were joined by their children, and the fun continued. Even though it seems the two were bent on the other’s destruction, the cat and mouse were rather fond of one another, and neither wanted the other’s defeat. This game was begun thousands of years ago, and it will continue far into the future as other cats and mice revel in hide-and-seek.
Test Yourself – Simple, Compound, Complex, or Compound-Complex? 1. The teacher walked into the classroom, greeted the students, and took attendance. 2. Juan played football while Jane went shopping. 3. Juan played football, yet Jim went shopping. 4. Although Mexico has a better team, they lost the tournament, and their more aggressive style did not pay off. 5. The island was filled with many trails winding through the thick underbrush, a small lake, and dangerous wild animals. 6. Naoki passed the test because he studied hard, but Stacy did not understand the material.
Group Work Reading Computer Test Essay Questions Language Arts Day 4 Tri-Fold Section 4
Essay Questions What is one theme in this selection? What is one detail that supports the main idea that Yosemite is located in a unique place? How can you tell that the author’s main purpose for writing this selection was to inform?
DAY 5 - Question of the Week How does Yosemite reflect the unique qualities of the West?
Research/Study Skill – Print Sources Print sources include textbooks, trade books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, pamphlets and other printed sources. Think about the purpose of each source when doing research.
Research/Study Skill – Print Sources To find information in a print source, think about its organization. The table of contents, index, or headings show what information the sources includes and how it is organized.
Postcard A postcard is a brief message, with a picture on one side, sent by mail to friends or family. Often a post card gives detail about a place you are visiting on vacation and describes your feelings about being there.
9. Did you took any good photographs! 10. Take a picture of Jim and I?
Group Work Reading WB Language Day 5 Tri-Fold Section 5 SmartBoard- Writing Assignment- Make a postcard of your dream vacation
Additional Resources Comma Quiz Vocabulary Quiz Vocabulary Games Yosemite Videos Yosemite Classroom Complex Sentences Clauses Fact & Opinion Main Idea Quiz Internet 4 Classrooms Suffixes BrainPop: Point of View What is an Encyclopedia? Study Zone Main Idea Online Quizzes BrainPop: Main Idea Internet4Classrooms Main Idea Problem/Solution Flow Chart Rhyme Practice Quia: Sentence or Fragment Game Quia: Sentence Types Quia: Kinds of Sentences/Subjects & PredicatesQuia: Kinds of Sentences/Subjects & Predicates Capitalization Study ZoneSequence Words Study ZoneCapitalization Study ZoneSequence Words Study Zone BrainPop: Writing Process Quia: Writing Process BrainPop: Poetry