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2 Seeker of Knowledge Test and Illustrations by James Rumford Test and Illustrations by James Rumford Compiled by: Terry Sams PESTerry Sams

3 Study Skills Genre: Biography Comprehension Skill: Graphic Sources Comprehension Strategy: Ask Questions Comprehension Review Skill: Main Idea Vocabulary: Word Structure – Greek and Latin Roots

4 Summary In 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.

5 GenreGenre: Biography Genre A 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)

6 Comprehension Skill Tested Graphic Sources TE 466 Graphic Sources Graphic Sources 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

7 Comprehension Skill Tested Graphic Sources PB 183 Graphic Sources Graphic Sources 1. What does this map show? 2. Where is Alexandria located? In what part of Egypt is it located? 3. How close were the cities of ancient Egypt to the Nile River? 4. About how far is Alexandria from Giza? 5. How does this map help you better understand ancient Egypt?

8 Comprehension Skill Tested Graphic Sources PB 183 Graphic Sources Graphic Sources 1. What does this map show? 2. Where is Alexandria located? In what part of Egypt is it? 3. How close were the cities of ancient Egypt to the Nile River? 4. About how far is Alexandria from Giza? 5. How does this map help you better understand ancient Egypt?

9 Comprehension 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.

10 Comprehension Skill Review Main Idea Main idea is an important point about the story’s topic Supporting details give more information about a main idea.

11 Vocabulary 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.

12 Research 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.

13 Weekly 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.

14 Grammar Review – Pronouns Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. Pronouns that take place of a singular noun are singular pronouns I, me, he, she him, her and it I, me, he, she him, her and it Pronouns that take the place of plural nouns are plural pronouns. we, us, they, them we, us, they, them

15 Grammar 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 they Object pronouns is used in the predicate of the sentence after an action verb or with a preposition. me, you, him her, it, us and them me, you, him her, it, us and them Using pronouns makes writing less wordy by avoiding repeated nouns.

16 Grammar Review – Pronouns Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. Pronouns that take place of a singular noun are singular pronouns I, me, he, she him, her and it I, me, he, she him, her and it Pronouns that take the place of plural nouns are plural pronouns. we, us, they, them we, us, they, them

17 Grammar 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 nouns The possessive pronouns mine, yours, hers, ours, and theirs are used alone.. Possessive pronouns his and its are used before nouns and alone.

18 Other Things Other Books by Rumford Other Books by Rumford Take of Tour Of Ancient Egypt by 4 th Graders Take of Tour Of Ancient Egypt by 4 th Graders Life in Ancient Egypt Life in Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt Web Quest Ancient Egypt Web Quest On-Line Egypt Facts GameOn-Line Egypt Facts Game and More More On-Line Egypt Facts GameMore Egypt’s Gods and Goddesses Egypt’s Gods and Goddesses Rebus Stories Rebus Stories Rebus Puzzles Rebus Puzzles

19 Question of the Week TE 466L How can knowing another language create understanding?

20 Day 2 - Question of the Day Why does Jean- Francois care so much about learning a lost language?

21 Why was Jean- Francois’s discovery important? Day 3 - Question of the Day

22 Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review What are some examples of symbols used for words that you might see today?

23 Review Questions 1.Why did the author show hieroglyphs in the sentences? 2.Why did the scholars turn Jean-Francois away? 3.What is the main idea of this story? 4.How were Jean-Francois and Napoleon alike? 5.What hieroglyph represent Jean- Francois? Why?

24 Review Questions 1.Why was knowing about Egypt’s history important for reading hieroglyphs? 2.Why did some people think Jean-Francois was a traitor? 3.What was the “key” he discovered that helped him understand the hieroglyphs? 4.When did he first translate Egypt’s hieroglyphs? 5.How can you tell he worked very hard to reach his goal?

25 Vocabulary - Say It ancient uncover link scholars triumph temple seeker translate

26 More Words to Know spellbounddecipherhieroglyphsconversesymbol

27 ancient of times long past; antique

28 uncover make known; reveal; expose; show truth

29 link anything that joins for connects, as a loop of chain does

30 triumph victory; success

31 scholars learned people; people having much knowledge

32 seeker one who tries to find; one who searches

33 translate to change from one language to another

34 temple building used for the service of worship of God or gods

35 decipher to change something in cipher or code to another language; decode

36 hieroglyphs pictures, characters, or symbols standing for words, ideas,or sounds. The ancient Egyptians used them instead of an alphabet like our.

37 spellbound too interested to move; fascinated

38 symbol something that stands for or represents something else

39 converse to talk together in an informal way

40 Jean-Francois went to Paris to meet scholars studying the Rosetta stone.

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42 Jean-Francois learned all the know ancient languages at an early age.

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44 He was a seeker of knowledge who can not rest until he found the answer to something.

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46 He knew there had to be a link between the pictures and the letters..

47 He knew there had to be a link between the pictures and the letters.

48 He had a list of the names of pharaohs copied from the walls of a temple in Egypt.

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50 It was a great triumph when he became the first to understand the ancient writing.

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52 He was able to translate the ancient writing to it could be understood.

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54 Jean-Francois was sent to Egypt on an expedition to uncover more secrets.

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56 Jean-Francois was spellbound, imagining himself with Napoleon.

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58 His brother brought him a notebook filled with Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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60 They thought the Rosetta stone might help the scholars to decipher the Egyptian.

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62 Some people learn to converse in another language.

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64 He carefully placed his fingers in the circle, the symbol of the universe.

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66 Writing 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.

67 Spelling Words Consonants /j/, /ks/, and /kw/ village except quick explain bridge charge knowledge equal question queen

68 Spelling Words Consonants /j/, /ks/, and /kw/ expect excited fudge Texas exercise excellent quart liquid quit expert

69 CHALLENGE expedition advantage aquarium inquire infrequent

70 This Week’s Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week:

71 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.

72 village

73 except

74 explain

75 quick

76 charge

77 bridge

78 knowledge

79 question

80 equal

81 queen

82 excited

83 expect

84 Texas

85 fudge

86 excellent

87 exercise

88 quart

89 liquid

90 quilt

91 expert

92 expedition

93 aquarium

94 inquire

95 frequent

96 advantage


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