Question of the Week: How do we face personal challenges? Daily Questions: How did Satchel's personality help him meet personal challenges? How would Satchel's reputation be different if Josh had hit a homer? Why do many people believe that women should not play baseball?
Language Skills Daily Fix It Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Transparency: Compound and Complex sentences Practice Book Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Spelling Spelling Strategy Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Writing Workshop Reading – Writing ConnectionWriter’s Craft Writing PromptEditing/Revising Checklist
Day 1 Daily Fix It 1.Wich sport do you like best. Which sport do you like best? 2.I love baseball but Im not a good baseball player. I love baseball, but I’m not a good baseball player. Language Skills
Day 2 Daily Fix It 1.For years black player were denyed the right to play in the white major leagues. For years black players were denied the right to play in the whit major leagues. 2.The league beginned admiting them in The league began admitting them in 1947.
Day 3 Daily Fix It 1.Jackie Robinson becomed the first African american player in the white major leagues. Jackie Robinson became the first African American player in the white major leagues. 2.His many talents showed that him was more than qualifid. His many talents showed that he was more than qualified Language Skills
Day 4 Daily Fix It 1.Noboby culd hit you’re curve ball. Nobody could hit your curve ball. 2.Touch the runer with the ball and tag she out. Touch the runner with the ball and tag her out. Language Skills
Day 5 Daily Fix It 1.The Umpire said that pitch was an strike. The umpire said that pitch was a strike. 2.After we play a game Dan and me ride our bikes home. After we play a game, Dan and I ride our bikes home. Language Skills
Spelling Strategy Words with Endings Step 1: Draw a line between the base words and their endings. Step 2: Study the word one part at a time.
Writing Prompt Write a feature article about a person who is well known. Grab attention at the beginning. Give details and facts that describe the person. Use quotations and events to illustrate what the person is like. Choose words that express your feelings about the person.
Language Skills Editing and Revising Checklist Does the tone of the writing fit the subject? Do my word choices show how I feel about the subject? Have I used some compound and complex sentences? Are words that end with –ed and –ing spelled correctly?
Baseball Pitching KWL Pitchers throw the ball to batters. Pitchers stand on a pitching mound. There are different kind of pitches. How does a pitcher learn to pitch? What are some names of some famous pitchers? What kinds of pitches are there?
Sequence: Sequence is the order that events happen in a selection. When you read, think about what comes first, next, and last. Several events can occur at the same time. Words such as meanwhile and during give clues that two events are happening at the same time. You can remember sequences by making a time line First event Second eventThird eventFourth event
Ask Questions Good readers ask themselves good questions about important information, such as the sequence of events. Asking questions before you read helps you connect what you will read to what you already know. Asking questions as you read helps you understand what you are reading. Asking questions after you read helps you remember important information.
Write Activity (Student Book Pgs ) 1.Read “ A Special League.” As you read, make a time line like the one above to track sequence. 2.Write the questions you had as you read. Then write the answers if the article gave them.
Vocabulary Word List confidencefastballmockingoutfield unique weaknesswindup Introduce Vocabulary Look up words in the glossaries and note each word’s pronunciation and meaning. Answer the following questions using the vocabulary words. How many objects, persons, or ideas can be unique? If you have confidence, how do you feel when you meet new people? Where is the outfield in relation to the batter? How would you say “Just try” in a mocking voice? What word is the opposite of weakness? Why is it hard to hit a fastball? Students can write sentences that include the vocabulary words.
Confidence Firm belief in yourself
Fastball A pitch thrown at high speed with very little curve
Mocking Laughing at; making fun of
Outfield The three players in the outfield
Unique Having no like or equal
Weakness A weak point; slight fault
Windup A swinging movement of the arms while twisting the body just before pitching the ball
More Words to Know Duo: pair Potholes: deep holes in the surface of a street or road Semi-pro: A part-time professional athlete
Practice Lesson Vocabulary 1.Is a windup something a player does after a game? 2.If someone uses a mocking tone with you, is he or she teasing you? 3.Is strength an antonym for weakness? 4.With Satchel on the mound, players on his team had little to do in the ______________. 5.Satchel’s foot appeared to be a mile long and his arm seemed to stretch on forever during the ___________________. 6.The more cheers Satchel heard, the greater his __________________. 7.Satchel’s _________________moved so fast that no one could hit it.
Vocabulary Strategy (Pg. 92) Antonyms Context Clues: When you read, you may come to a word you do not know. You may find a clue about the word’s meaning in the words near the unknown word. For example, you may find an antonym, or a word with the opposite meaning of the unknown word. You can use the antonym to figure out the unknown word’s meaning. 1.Reread the sentence with the unknown word. 2.Look at the words nearby for words that signal opposites, such as unlike, but, and on the other hand. They may point to an antonym. 3.Decide what the antonym means. 4.Give the unknown word the opposite meaning. Does this meaning make sense in the sentence? As you read “Play Ball” check the context of words you don’t know. See if an antonym gives you a clue to meaning
Genre: Biography Tells about a person’s life. Look for how Satchel Paige handled the challenges in his life. Examples:
Besides athletic ability what makes an athlete great?
Preview and Predict Preview the selection title and illustrations. Have students identify the subject of the biography and predict how he earned a living and what made him great at what he did. Use your vocabulary words in you predictions.
Guided Comprehension Did Leroy Paige get the nickname “Satchel” after he became a ball player? Explain. In 1923, baseball was a segregated sport. An antonym for segregated is integrated. What does integrated mean? The author talks about Satchel’s grin. What is she trying to tell you about him? Use context clues to determine the meaning of the word squint on p. 98. What was the effect of having large crowds at the games? What would be the effect if fewer fans came? Compare a player’s life in the Negro Leagues to a player’s life in the Major Leagues. Use context clues to determine the meaning of on the road on p What context clues could you use to determine the meaning of comforts on p. 102?
Guided Comprehension Continued What caused Satchel to get married and start a family? What questions could you ask to determine the sequence of events so far in the selection? Explain how Satchel raised the stakes toward the end of the big game. Which of these events from the World Series took place first: Josh Gibson came up to bat or Satchel walked two players. On p. 106, in describing Satchel’s final pitch to Josh, the author says he “exhaled the breath he’d been holing since the windup.” What is an antonym for exhaled? Identify a time when they or someone they know “raised the stakes” like Satchel did with Josh. Describe the situation and results.
Compare and Contrast Comparisons tell how things are alike and contrasts tell how things are different. Many comparisons and contrast do not use clue words. The reader must then detect the comparison. Practice: Read the last paragraph on p. 99. Then compare and contrast the effect cheers and boos have on a ballplayer.
Author’s Viewpoint/Bias An Author’s viewpoint is the way an author looks at the subject he or she is writing about. You can learn an author’s viewpoint by looking at the words he or she uses and the opinions expressed. Sometimes you can figure out an author’s viewpoint even when it is not stated directly. Explain the author’s viewpoint of Satchel’s wife, Lahoma Brown, by rereading p. 102, paragraph 1. Identify words that express the author’s viewpoint. Reread p. 101, paragraphs 2-3, to figure out the author’s viewpoint about how the white and black players were treated on the road. Write a response to this question: What does the author’s comparison of the treatment the white and black baseball players received show about her beliefs? Use words from the text to support you answer.
SUMMARY This book highlights women who have broken gender and race barriers in the field of sports. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS PAGE 5 How many times did Trudy attempt to swim the English Channel? PAGES 8–9 What questions does the information on these pages answer about women and baseball? PAGES 16–18 How was Rosemary Casals different than other women tennis players? PAGE 18 Which two women worked together for the rights of female tennis players?
SUMMARY This book highlights the Chicago American Giants, part of the Negro League of the last century. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS PAGE 6 What were barnstormers? PAGE 7 The sentence The first season for the Chicago American Giants started in 1911 answers what question? PAGE 10 Is the following sentence fact or opinion? Foster had put together a great team for the 1911 season. PAGE 16 Who was the first African American to play for a major league team?
SUMMARY This book traces the history of African Americans in sports in the United States. Before 1945, African Americans were not allowed to play in most professional sports. This book looks at individual athletes who were able to break through the race barrier and set an example for others who follow. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS PAGE 4 Satchel Paige had names for some of his pitches. Name a few. PAGE 6 Who was the first African American to play professional basketball? PAGE 7 Pro football was integrated from 1920vuntil What happened from 1934 to 1946? PAGE 8 What was unique about Willie O’Ree? PAGE 12 How did Jackie Robinson respond to threats and taunts after he started playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers? PAGE 19 Who has made more money playing golf than anyone in history?
Reading Across Text This selection and Satchel Paige show how two groups of people had difficulties playing professional baseball for different reasons. What were those reasons? How do the dates help you with the sequence of events?