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1Test and Illustrations by James Rumford Seeker of KnowledgeCompiled by:Terry Sams PESTest and Illustrations by James Rumford
2Study Skills Genre: Biography Comprehension Skill: Graphic Sources Comprehension Strategy: Ask QuestionsComprehension Review Skill: Main IdeaVocabulary: Word Structure – Greek and Latin Roots
3SummaryIn 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion’s dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and he dedicated the next twenty years to the challenge. James Rumford introduces the remarkable man who deciphered the ancient Egyptian script and fulfilled a lifelong dream in the process. Stunning watercolors bring Champollion’s adventure to life in a story that challenges the mind and touches the heart.
4Genre: BiographyA Biography is a story about a real person’s life as told by another person. As you read notice how the author uses words and images to tell his story.Can you tell the difference in an autobiography?(Different PowerPoint on Genre)
5Comprehension Skill Tested Graphic Sources TE 466 A graphic source shows or explains information from the text.Pictures, maps, charts, time lines, and diagrams are all examples of graphic sources.Graphic sources can help you draw conclusions about what you are reading.KWL Chart
6Comprehension Skill Tested Graphic Sources PB 183 What does this map show?Where is Alexandria located? In what part of Egypt is it located?How close were the cities of ancient Egypt to the Nile River?About how far is Alexandria from Giza?How does this map help you better understand ancient Egypt?
7Comprehension Skill Tested Graphic Sources PB 183 What does this map show?Where is Alexandria located? In what part of Egypt is it?How close were the cities of ancient Egypt to the Nile River?About how far is Alexandria from Giza?How does this map help you better understand ancient Egypt?
8Comprehension Strategy – Ask Questions Good readers ask themselves questions as they read.This helps focus reading because they are looking for answers.Asking questions is especially helpful when looking for causes and effects.Ask yourself, “Why did this happen?” to find a cause.Ask, “What happened because of this?” to find an effect.
9Comprehension Skill Review Main Idea Main idea is an important point about the story’s topicSupporting details give more information about a main idea.
10Vocabulary Skill: Greek and Latin Roots TE 468 Many words in English come from the Greek and Latin languages. You may be able to use what you already know about Greek and Latin words to help you.You might know that –trans in translate means across, through, or beyond. Use the meaning of the word part help you figure out an unknown word.
11Research and Study Skill: Thesaurus TE 487 A thesaurus is a special dictionary that lists synonyms, antonyms, and other related words in alphabetical order.Synonyms are words with similar meanings.Antonyms are words with opposite meanings.The part of speech tells how the word is used, such as a noun or verb.If an entry has multiple meanings, synonyms are given for each meaning.
12Weekly Fluency Check - Phrasing TE487a Your reading will make more sense if you group related words together. Inappropriate phrasing can confuse your understanding of the story.Read pg. 474 and notice how we uses commas and dashes as phrasing cues and how to pronounce foreign names carefully.
13Grammar Review – Pronouns Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns.Pronouns that take place of a singular noun are singular pronounsI, me, he, she him, her and itPronouns that take the place of plural nouns are plural pronouns.we, us, they, them
14Grammar Review – Subject and Object Pronouns TE 439e A subject pronoun is used as the subject of a sentence.I, you, he, she, it, we and theyObject pronouns is used in the predicate of the sentence after an action verb or with a preposition.me, you, him her, it, us and themUsing pronouns makes writing less wordy by avoiding repeated nouns.
15Grammar Review – Pronouns Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns.Pronouns that take place of a singular noun are singular pronounsI, me, he, she him, her and itPronouns that take the place of plural nouns are plural pronouns.we, us, they, them
16Grammar Review – Possessive Pronouns TE 487e Possessive pronouns show who or what possesses something.The possessive pronouns my, your, her, our, and there are used before nounsThe possessive pronouns mine, yours, hers, ours, and theirs are used alone..Possessive pronouns his and its are used before nouns and alone.
17Other Things Other Books by Rumford Take of Tour Of Ancient Egypt by 4th GradersLife in Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt Web QuestOn-Line Egypt Facts Game and MoreEgypt’s Gods and GoddessesRebus StoriesRebus Puzzles
18Question of the Week TE 466L How can knowing another language create understanding?
19Day 2 - Question of the Day Why does Jean-Francois care so much about learning a lost language?
20Day 3 - Question of the Day Why was Jean-Francois’s discovery important?
21Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review What are some examples of symbols used for words that you might see today?
22Review Questions Why did the author show hieroglyphs in the sentences? Why did the scholars turn Jean-Francois away?What is the main idea of this story?How were Jean-Francois and Napoleon alike?What hieroglyph represent Jean-Francois? Why?
23Review QuestionsWhy was knowing about Egypt’s history important for reading hieroglyphs?Why did some people think Jean-Francois was a traitor?What was the “key” he discovered that helped him understand the hieroglyphs?When did he first translate Egypt’s hieroglyphs?How can you tell he worked very hard to reach his goal?
24Vocabulary - Say Itancientuncoverlinkscholarstriumphtempleseekertranslate
25More Words to Knowspellbounddecipherhieroglyphsconversesymbol
26of times long past; antique ancientof times long past; antique
27make known; reveal; expose; show truth uncovermake known; reveal; expose; show truth
28anything that joins for connects, as a loop of chain does linkanything that joins for connects, as a loop of chain does
30learned people; people having much knowledge scholarslearned people; people having much knowledge
31one who tries to find; one who searches seekerone who tries to find; one who searches
32to change from one language to another translateto change from one language to another
33templebuilding used for the service of worship of God or gods
34to change something in cipher or code to another language; decode decipherto change something in cipher or code to another language; decode
35hieroglyphspictures, characters, or symbols standing for words, ideas ,or sounds. The ancient Egyptians used them instead of an alphabet like our.
36too interested to move; fascinated spellboundtoo interested to move; fascinated
37something that stands for or represents something else symbolsomething that stands for or represents something else
38to talk together in an informal way converseto talk together in an informal way
39Jean-Francois went to Paris to meet scholars studying the Rosetta stone.
40Jean-Francois went to Paris to meet scholars studying the Rosetta stone.
41Jean-Francois learned all the know ancient languages at an early age.
42Jean-Francois learned all the know ancient languages at an early age.
43He was a seeker of knowledge who can not rest until he found the answer to something.
44He was a seeker of knowledge who can not rest until he found the answer to something.
45He knew there had to be a link between the pictures and the letters. .
46He knew there had to be a link between the pictures and the letters.
47He had a list of the names of pharaohs copied from the walls of a temple in Egypt.
48He had a list of the names of pharaohs copied from the walls of a temple in Egypt.
49It was a great triumph when he became the first to understand the ancient writing.
50It was a great triumph when he became the first to understand the ancient writing.
51He was able to translate the ancient writing to it could be understood.
52He was able to translate the ancient writing to it could be understood.
53Jean-Francois was sent to Egypt on an expedition to uncover more secrets.
54Jean-Francois was sent to Egypt on an expedition to uncover more secrets.
55Jean-Francois was spellbound, imagining himself with Napoleon.
56Jean-Francois was spellbound, imagining himself with Napoleon.
57His brother brought him a notebook filled with Egyptian hieroglyphs.
58His brother brought him a notebook filled with Egyptian hieroglyphs.
59They thought the Rosetta stone might help the scholars to decipher the Egyptian.
60They thought the Rosetta stone might help the scholars to decipher the Egyptian.
61Some people learn to converse in another language.
62Some people learn to converse in another language.
63He carefully placed his fingers in the circle, the symbol of the universe.
64He carefully placed his fingers in the circle, the symbol of the universe.
65Writing Assignment Write a Feature Story Choose a topic that will interest your schoolmates.It might be a person, a place, or an event.Use details that show, not tell, your readers about the topic.Use people’s actual words when possible.
66Spelling Words Consonants /j/, /ks/, and /kw/ villageexceptquickexplainbridgechargeknowledgeequalquestionqueen
67Spelling Words Consonants /j/, /ks/, and /kw/ expectexcitedfudgeTexasexerciseexcellentquartliquidquitexpert
69This Week’s Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week:
70Let’s review our Spelling words Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.