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Tests and Illustrations by James Rumford Day 1Day 1 Day 4Day 4 Day 2Day 2 Day 5Day 5 Day 3 Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Vocabulary Sentences Additional ResourcesAdditional Resources Seeker of Knowledge
Study Skills Genre: Biography Comprehension Skill: Graphic Sources Comprehension Strategy: Ask Questions Comprehension Review Skill: Main Idea Vocabulary: Word Structure – Greek and Latin Roots
Genre: Biography 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?
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.
Comprehension Review- Main Idea Main idea is an important point about the story’s topic Supporting details give more information about a main idea.
Day 1 - Question of the Week How can knowing another language create understanding?
Vocabulary - Say It ancient uncover link scholars triumph temple seeker translate
More Words to Know spellbound decipher hieroglyphs converse symbol
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.
Comprehension Skill- 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
Comprehension Skill 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?
1.We were excited to see the mummie’s on are museum trip. 2. One mummy was partly unwrapped so that we seen it’s face.
Possessive Pronouns A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something. A possessive pronoun may take the place of a possessive noun.
Homer’s story is famous. His story is famous. This story is Homer’s. This story is his. Possessive nouns are in green. Possessive pronouns are in red.
Possessive pronouns have two forms. One form is used before a noun. The other form is used alone. ours yours theirs mine yours his, hers, its Used alone our your their my your his, her, its Used before nouns PluralSingular
Day 2 - Question of the Day Why does Jean-Francois care so much about learning a lost language?
Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots 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.
symbol something that stands for or represents something else
Fluency Check - Phrasing ● 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.
3. What a lot of hieroglyphs there were, how did people learn to read them. 4. I’m glad we read Seeker of Knowledje before we gone to the museum.
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 Pronouns that take the place of plural nouns are plural pronouns. we, us, they, them
Subject and Object Pronouns 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 Using pronouns makes writing less wordy by avoiding repeated nouns.
Possessive Pronouns Possessive pronouns show who or what possesses something. my, your, her, our, their The possessive pronouns mine, yours, hers, ours, and theirs are used alone. Possessive pronouns his and its are used before nouns and alone.
Group Work Readers WB 184 Language WB 73 Spelling Day 2 Tri-fold Section 2 SmartBoard – Vocabulary GameVocabulary Game
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Day 3 - Question of the Day Why was Jean- Francois’s discovery important?
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?
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?
Jean-Francois went to Paris to meet scholars studying the Rosetta stone.
Day 4 - Question of the Day What are some examples of symbols used for words that you might see today?
7. The jackals in the hieroglyphs looks a little like our wolfs. 8. Jen and me made a copy of one line of hieroglyphs, it took a long time.
Have you ever struggled with choices like these when you write sentences? ? The puppy chased (it’s or its) tail. ? (You’re or Your) my closest friend. ? (Who’s or Whose) bike is in the garage?
Well, you are not alone. Many people confuse these pairs of words all the time: it’sandits you’reandyour who’sandwhose
The most obvious difference between the words in each pair is the apostrophe ( ‘ ) mark: It’s, you’re, and who’s all contain an apostrophe. These 3 words are contractions. Its, your, and whose do NOT contain an apostrophe. These 3 words are possessive pronouns.
Contractions join two words into one. In the process, one or more letters are left out, and an apostrophe replaces these letters. Two Words It is or It has You are Who is or Who has Contraction It’s—apostrophe replaces the i in is or the ha in has You’re—apostrophe replaces the a in are Who’s—apostrophe replaces the i in is or the ha in has
Possessive pronouns are pronouns that show ownership or possession. They DO NOT need an apostrophe to show ownership, unlike nouns, which do need an apostrophe to show ownership: Possessive Pronoun--- His car (pronoun with no ‘s) Possessive Noun--- Bob’s car (noun with an ‘s)
Possessive Pronoun Its—no apostrophe The kitten could not find its squeak toy. Your---no apostrophe I like your taste in clothes. Whose---no apostrophe We don’t know whose car is parked in the fire lane. Meaning Belonging to it Belonging to you Belonging to whom
There is an easy substitution test you can use in order to choose the correct word in the following troublesome pairs.
The puppy chased (it’s or its) tail. Substitute it is or it has. If the sentence makes sense, then use the contraction, it’s. If it doesn’t make sense, then use the possessive pronoun, its. The puppy chased it is tail. The puppy chased it has tail. Sentence makes no sense, so use its. The puppy chased its tail.
(You’re or Your) my closest friend. Substitute You are. If the sentence makes sense, then use the contraction, You’re. If it doesn’t make sense, then use the possessive pronoun, Your. You are my closest friend. Sentence makes sense, so use You’re. You’re my closest friend.
(Who’s or Whose) bike is in the garage? Substitute Who is or Who has. If the sentence makes sense, then use the contraction, Who’s. If it doesn’t make sense, then use the possessive pronoun, Whose. Who is bike is in the garage? Who has bike is in the garage? Sentence makes no sense, so use Whose. Whose bike is in the garage?
Group Work Computer Reading Test Essay Questions Language WB 75 Tri-fold Section 4
Essay Questions 1. Why did the author include hieroglyphs as part of the sentences in the selections? 2. Why did the hieroglyph of the two sandals best represent Jean-Francois? 3. What did Jean-Francois have to know about Egypt’s history to read its hieroglyphs?
Day 5 - Question of the Week How can knowing another language create understanding?
Research and Study Skill: Thesaurus 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.
9. Life in ancient egypt must of been very hard. 10. Egyptians used flour with sand in it, this damaged there teeth.
Group Work Research WB 189-190 Tri-fold Section 5 Writing Assignment SmartBoard Language WB 76
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.
Additional Resources Other Books by Rumford Ancient Egypt Web Quest Egypt’s Gods and Goddesses Rebus Stories Rebus Puzzles Reading Review Egypt for Kids Using Prefixes Study Zone Suffixes -y & -ly On-Line Egypt Facts Game and More On-Line Egypt Facts Game More TV411: Captions Help Tell the Story TV411: Reading Headlines TV411: Looking for the Fine Print Section Headings Support Understanding of Expository TextsSection Headings Support Understanding of Expository Texts