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READ ALOUD : “Wild and Swampy” READ ALOUD : “Wild and Swampy” GENRE: Autobiography GENRE: Autobiography The true story of a person’s life, written by that.

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1 READ ALOUD : “Wild and Swampy” READ ALOUD : “Wild and Swampy” GENRE: Autobiography GENRE: Autobiography The true story of a person’s life, written by that person The true story of a person’s life, written by that person The author reflects upon, or looks back on, parts of his or her life and shares personal thoughts and feelings about them. The author reflects upon, or looks back on, parts of his or her life and shares personal thoughts and feelings about them. Authors often use adjectives, to tell about real experiences and help readers visualize the experiences and the author’s feelings about them. Authors often use adjectives, to tell about real experiences and help readers visualize the experiences and the author’s feelings about them.

2 FOCUS ON VOCABULARY leachingplanksscurried

3 leaching The minerals are leaching out of the soil. The minerals are leaching out of the soil. leaching– the removal of material by way of separation through water If something is leaching out of the soil, is it going into the soil or leaving the soil?? If something is leaching out of the soil, is it going into the soil or leaving the soil??

4 planks We used planks to make a bridge across the stream. We used planks to make a bridge across the stream. planks– wooden boards What are some other items that can be made out of planks? What are some other items that can be made out of planks?

5 scurried A mouse suddenly scurried across the kitchen floor. A mouse suddenly scurried across the kitchen floor. scurried– moved quickly What is a synonym for scurried? What is an antonym for it? What is a synonym for scurried? What is an antonym for it?

6 Vocabularyfor “A Renaissance in Harlem”

7 dismiss We can dismiss that idea because it will not work. dismiss– to forget about something or put it aside Why might you dismiss an an idea that someone presented to you? Why might you dismiss an an idea that someone presented to you?

8 interact I interact with the students at school. interact– speak to a person or do something together Who are some of the people with whom you interact ? Who are some of the people with whom you interact ?

9 motivate Seeing the movie helped motivate me to read the book. – make a person want to take action motivate– make a person want to take action What is a synonym for What is a synonym for motivate?

10 conceived Mom conceived of the perfect way to get me to do my chores– paying me. conceived– thought of an idea or a plan When is the last time you conceived of a good idea? What was that idea? When is the last time you conceived of a good idea? What was that idea?

11 definition The word mollify was new to me, so I looked up its definition in an online dictionary. definition– an explanation of what a word means Why is it important to understand the definition of a word? Why is it important to understand the definition of a word?

12 Comprehension STRATEGY: EVALUATE Evaluate– think critically, or carefully, about a text and make judgments about its value  Evaluating helps readers understand because it makes them focus on what an author says and why he or she says it. It also helps readers distinguish fact from opinion.

13 Comprehension SKILL: FACT AND OPINION fact- something that can be proven true opinion- what someone believes or thinks -Words such as I think, I feel, and the best can signal -Words such as I think, I feel, and the best can signal opinion. opinion.  Authors sometimes state opinions as facts. Good readers evaluate what they read to distinguish fact from opinion. Authors also base their opinions on facts. Good readers evaluate the facts and judge whether they agree with the opinions.

14 No graphic organizer this week.


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