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2 The Houdini Box By Brian Selznick Day 1Day 1 Day 4Day 4 Day 2Day 2 Day 5Day 5 Day 3 Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Additional Resources

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5 Study Skills Genre: Historical Fiction Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast Comprehension Strategy: Predict Review Skill: Plot and Character Vocabulary: Synonyms/Antonyms

6 Genre: Historical Fiction Historical fiction has characters and events based on real people and events in history.

7 Skill review – Plot and Character The main character’s problem often drives the plot. The plot begins when a character has a problem or conflict. Main events usually focus on the character’s efforts to solve the problem. Plot (problem) builds up during rising action, is met directly at the climax, and comes to an end, as the action winds down, during the resolution.

8 Plot and Character Problem Rising Action Climax Resolution Cindy was trying out for a dance group. Cindy danced. Cindy made it into group. Cindy cheered. Cindy waited for her turn.

9 Day 1 - Question of the Week Can you always believe what you see?

10 Vocabulary - Say It vanished magician escape bustling appeared appeared crumbled crumbled monument monument

11 More Words to Know engraved unexplainable invisible pretending judge

12 Predict Comprehension Strategy Predict Good readers think about what will happen next.Good readers think about what will happen next. Patterns in the information in a graph or chart can help you predict. Patterns in the information in a graph or chart can help you predict.

13 Listen to the Story

14 Compare and Contrast A comparison tells how two or more things are alike. Comparisons use like or as. A contrast tells how they are different Contrasts use but or unlike.

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16 Compare and Contrast Special Effects Magic Tricks AlikeDifferent fool the eye takes hard work How they work to fool the eye: computer vs. hands new practice vs. old one is harder to figure out seem real

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18 1. Whens the magic show! 2. Bill think its’ at seven o’clock.

19 A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun or another pronoun.

20 1.Marge went for a walk. 2.She went for a walk. *Brainpop Video *Brainpop Video

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23 Spelling Words- Contractions haven’thaven’t when’swhen’s we’vewe’ve it’sit’s they’rethey’re aren’t aren’t hadn’t hadn’t where’s where’s couldn’t couldn’t shouldn’t shouldn’t

24 Spelling Words Contractions wasn’twasn’t here’shere’s I’veI’ve doesn’tdoesn’t you’reyou’re we’re we’re there’s there’s wouldn’t wouldn’t won’t won’t don’t don’t

25 CHALLENGE it’llit’ll who’llwho’ll might’vemight’ve mustn’tmustn’t we’dwe’d

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27 Day 2 - Question of the Day Why do you think Houdini is able to escape and seems to walk through walls, but Victor cannot?

28 Vocabulary Skill: Synonyms and Antonyms Sometimes the author will use a synonym or an antonym as a clue to the meaning of the word.Sometimes the author will use a synonym or an antonym as a clue to the meaning of the word. Synonyms are words that mean almost the same thing.Synonyms are words that mean almost the same thing. Antonyms are words with opposite meanings.Antonyms are words with opposite meanings.

29 vanished disappeared, especially suddenly

30 magician person who entertains by art or skill of creating illusions, especially a sleight of hand

31 escape to get out and away; to get free

32 bustling being noisily busy and in a hurry

33 appeared was seen; came in sight was seen; came in sight

34 crumbled fell to pieces; decayed

35 monument something set up to honor a person or an event. A monument may be a building, pillar, arch, statue, tomb, or stone.

36 engraved cut deeply in; carved in; carved in an artistic way

37 unexplainable unaccountable; without apparent cause or reason

38 pretending making believe

39 invisible Not visible; not capable of being seen

40 judge form an opinion or estimate about

41 Weekly Fluency Check - Emotion ● You need to read with emotion to help listeners understand characters and events better and to make the story more enjoyable. ● Read Pg. 402, paragraphs 2-3, expressing Victor’s excitement and impatience.

42 3. He pulled a rabbit out of a hat and then putted them back again. 4. Harry Houdini performed on stage, she also performed in movies.

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44 Singular Pronouns I, me you she, he, it him, her, it

45 Plural Pronouns we, us you they them

46 Jose loves to play baseball.

47 He loves to play baseball.

48 Does Adzie Healy play for the Stockdale Bulls?

49 Does he play for them?

50 That mother seems excited.

51 She seems excited.

52 Did Jose cheer another boy up?

53 Did Jose cheer him up?

54 The fans are cheering.

55 They are cheering.

56 Jose grabs the fly.

57 Jose grabs it.

58 Group Work Readers & WB 154 Language Arts WB 61 Spelling WB 62 Tri-fold section 2 Word Find- SmartBoard

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64 Day 3 - Question of the Day Why do people enjoy watching magic tricks so much?

65 Review Questions 1.How can you tell Houdini and Victor were both kind people? 2.Why did Mrs. Houdini cry when she read Victor’s letter? 3.What did Victor try to do after he learned about Houdini’s tricks? 4.Describe Victor’s character.

66 Review Questions 1.Why didn’t Victor tell his wife and son about the box? 2.Why did Houdini promise to write Victor a letter? 3.What was important about reading Houdini’s monument? 4.What was in Houdini’s box? 5.When did Victor find Houdini’s box?

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69 Victor was looking around the huge, bustling train station when he saw Houdini.

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71 The king learned to judge people by their good work and not how they complimented him.

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73 The weavers were only pretending to weave cloth.

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75 The children like Houdini because he could do the unexplainable.

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77 Houdini could escape from an iron milk can in under 20 seconds.

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79 Victor wanted to be a magician when he grew up, just like Houdini.

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81 Mrs. Houdini vanished up the staircase into the library.

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83 The initials E.W. were engraved on the bottom of the box.

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85 They found the ball lying by the corner of a dark monument in the graveyard.

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87 Two smaller words appeared directly below “Houdini”.

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89 The lock was so old that it crumbled when Victor brushed his hand across it.

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93 5. People were amazed by houdini’s incredible escape’s. 6. A century ago he will perform magic on stage. With his wife.

94 Personal pronouns refer to specific persons or things. Karen ate pizza. She was hungry.

95 Reflexive pronouns are personal pronouns that have "-self“ or "-selves" added to the end. Bob finished the homework himself.

96 Indefinite pronouns are pronouns that do not refer to a specific person or thing. Someone, anybody, and, everyone are indefinite pronouns. Someone stole my wallet!

97 Interrogative pronouns are used to ask a question. Who, whom, and which are interrogative pronouns.Who, whom, and which are interrogative pronouns. Which shoes are mine?

98 Possessive pronouns are used to show ownership, but they never have an apostrophe. Ours, his, theirs, and hers are possessive pronouns. Those are his pencils.

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105 Day 4 - Question of the Day What are some things you would and wouldn’t like about being an illusionist?

106 7. Pick a card and tell me what they is? 8. I thinks you chosed the ace of spades.

107 Kris went to the game. ____ brought her little brother with her.

108 Kris went to the game. She brought her little brother with her.

109 Randy left ____ baseball glove at home.

110 Randy left his baseball glove at home.

111 _____ left a book on the playground.

112 Someone left a book on the playground.

113 _____ pair of shoes belongs to James?

114 Which pair of shoes belongs to James?

115 That beach blanket is ____.

116 That beach blanket is ours.

117 Group Work Reading Computer Test Tri-Fold Section 4 Language WB 63 Essay Questions Compare and Contrast 2 characters from your favorite story. Make a T–chart using complete sentences.

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122 Day 5 - Question of the Week Can you always believe what you see?

123 Research/Study Skills – Instruction Manuals A manual usually takes the form of a booklet or handbook. It contains a written set of instructions that help the reader understand, use, or build something. Take note of illustrations, diagrams, headings, labels, and sections (including index and table of contents).

124 Research/Study Skills –Instruction Manuals Procedures and instructions are directions for using something. Instructions are given in order and often included numbered steps. Read through the instructions before you begin. Then do what is directed, one step at a time.

125 9. I seen a circus performer hang from her teeths. 10. Has you ever tryed a magic trick?

126 Group Work Tri-fold Section 5 Language WB 64 Writing Assignment SmartBoard- SynonymsSynonyms Antonyms Reading WB

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131 Write a Science Log Entry Think of something in nature that interests you. It might be a garden, a snowstorm, a river, or a season. Write a description using exact nouns and powerful verbs. Write in a way that allows your personality to shine through.

132 Additional Resources Reading ReviewReading ReviewReading ReviewReading Review VocabularyVocabularyVocabulary A Review: Houdini in Children’s LiteratureA Review: Houdini in Children’s LiteratureA Review: Houdini in Children’s LiteratureA Review: Houdini in Children’s Literature Harry HoudiniHarry HoudiniHarry HoudiniHarry Houdini Time LineTime LineTime LineTime Line Teacher GuideTeacher GuideTeacher GuideTeacher Guide SynonymsSynonymsSynonyms AntonymsAntonymsAntonyms Plural PronounsPlural PronounsPlural PronounsPlural Pronouns HyperboleHyperboleHyperbole ContractionsContractionsContractions Contractions Online Interactive PracticeContractions Online Interactive PracticeContractions Online Interactive PracticeContractions Online Interactive Practice Internet 4 Classrooms Compare & ContrastInternet 4 Classrooms Compare & ContrastInternet 4 Classrooms Compare & ContrastInternet 4 Classrooms Compare & Contrast Author's Purpose Pretest Author's Purpose Pretest Author's Purpose Pretest Author's Purpose Pretest Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt


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