Theme Question: How do communities change, and how do they stay the same? What do you think the weather is like in the Arctic? What do you know about the Native Americans who live in the Arctic? What do you know about where people get food in the far north? DISCUSS THE THEME
Amazing: Amazing: great or wonderful Example: Van’s hometown is amazing. Village: Village: a small group of houses Example: Some villages have pretty houses. INTRODUCE VOCABULARY
Tall tale: Fiction, usually a funny story told about something impossible. What do you know about fishing? In places with cold winters people can walk on ice and they can also drill holes and fish through the ice. Preview and predict Read pages 3-19 PREPARE TO READ
/air/ Spelled are, air, ear shared bear stare pair chair wear rare fair pear Circle the target phonics patterns: 1. Rick saw a rare bear at the fair. He stared at it. 2. He thinks the bear was wearing a pair of pants. 3. He sat on a chair, and they shared a pear. PHONICS
Writing Models Chart p. 36: The Prettiest Pet Think about who the main characters are and the lesson the story teaches about life. What do you like about this fable? Who are the main characters? What happens in the story? What lesson did you learn? WRITING
Characteristics of a Fable A good fable… Is a story that is made up. Has characters that are animals or plants that talk and act like humans. Has a beginning, middle, and end. Has a lesson that is stated at the end. A FABLE
PREWRITE Beginning Porcupine and Peacock are in the pet store. They are waiting for customers to arrive. Middle A girl comes into the store. She looks at the animals. She is deciding which animal she would like as a pet. End The girl chooses Porcupine as a pet. Who you are inside is more important than how you look.