4 Study Skills Genre: Historical Fiction Comprehension Skill: Compare and ContrastComprehension Strategy: PredictReview Skill: Plot and CharacterVocabulary: Synonyms/Antonyms
5 Genre: Historical Fiction Historical fiction has characters and events based on real people and events in history.
6 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.
7 Plot and Character Cindy was trying out for a dance group. ProblemRising ActionClimaxResolutionCindy waited for her turn.Cindy danced.Cindy made it into group.Cindy cheered.
8 Day 1 - Question of the Week Can you always believe what you see?
9 appeared crumbled monument vanished magician escape bustling Vocabulary - Say Itappearedcrumbledmonumentvanishedmagicianescapebustling
10 engraved unexplainable invisible pretending judge More Words to Knowengraved unexplainable invisible pretending judge
11 Comprehension Strategy Predict Good readers think about what will happen next.Patterns in the information in a graph or chart can help you predict.
13 A comparison tells how two or more things are alike. Compare and ContrastA comparison tells how two or more things are alike.Comparisons use like or as.A contrast tells how they are differentContrasts use but or unlike.
15 Special Effects Magic Tricks Compare and ContrastSpecial Effects Magic TricksAlikeDifferentHow they work to fool the eye: computer vs. handsseem realnew practice vs. oldfool the eyeone is harder to figure outtakes hard work
26 Day 2 - Question of the Day Why do you think Houdini is able to escape and seems to walk through walls, but Victor cannot?
27 Vocabulary Skill: Synonyms and Antonyms 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.Antonyms are words with opposite meanings.
28 disappeared, especially suddenly vanisheddisappeared, especially suddenly
29 magicianperson who entertains by art or skill of creating illusions, especially a sleight of hand
30 to get out and away; to get free escapeto get out and away; to get free
31 being noisily busy and in a hurry bustlingbeing noisily busy and in a hurry
38 Not visible; not capable of being seen invisibleNot visible; not capable of being seen
39 form an opinion or estimate about judgeform an opinion or estimate about
40 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.
41 3. He pulled a rabbit out of a hat and then putted them back again. 4 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.
63 Day 3 - Question of the Day Why do people enjoy watching magic tricks so much?
64 Review QuestionsHow can you tell Houdini and Victor were both kind people?Why did Mrs. Houdini cry when she read Victor’s letter?What did Victor try to do after he learned about Houdini’s tricks?Describe Victor’s character.
65 Review QuestionsWhy didn’t Victor tell his wife and son about the box?Why did Houdini promise to write Victor a letter?What was important about reading Houdini’s monument?What was in Houdini’s box?When did Victor find Houdini’s box?
66 The wound was invisible underneath the bandage.
67 The wound was invisible underneath the bandage.
68 Victor was looking around the huge, bustling train station when he saw Houdini.
69 Victor was looking around the huge, bustling train station when he saw Houdini.
70 The king learned to judge people by their good work and not how they complimented him.
71 The king learned to judge people by their good work and not how they complimented him.
72 The weavers were only pretending to weave cloth .
73 The weavers were only pretending to weave cloth .
74 The children like Houdini because he could do the unexplainable.
75 The children like Houdini because he could do the unexplainable.
76 Houdini could escape from an iron milk can in under 20 seconds.
77 Houdini could escape from an iron milk can in under 20 seconds.
78 Victor wanted to be a magician when he grew up, just like Houdini.
79 Victor wanted to be a magician when he grew up, just like Houdini.
80 Mrs. Houdini vanished up the staircase into the library.
81 Mrs. Houdini vanished up the staircase into the library.
82 The initials E.W. were engraved on the bottom of the box.
83 The initials E.W. were engraved on the bottom of the box.
84 They found the ball lying by the corner of a dark monument in the graveyard.
85 They found the ball lying by the corner of a dark monument in the graveyard.
86 Two smaller words appeared directly below “Houdini”.
87 Two smaller words appeared directly below “Houdini”.
88 The lock was so old that it crumbled when Victor brushed his hand across it.
89 The lock was so old that it crumbled when Victor brushed his hand across it.
92 5. People were amazed by houdini’s incredible escape’s. 6 5. People were amazed by houdini’s incredible escape’s. 6. A century ago he will perform magic on stage. With his wife.
93 Personal pronouns refer to specific persons or things. Types of PronounsPersonal pronouns refer to specific persons or things.Karen ate pizza.She was hungry.
94 Bob finished the homework himself. Reflexive pronouns are personal pronouns that have "-self“ or "-selves" added to the end.Bob finished the homework himself.
95 Someone stole my wallet! 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!
96 Interrogative pronouns are used to ask a question. Who, whom, and which are interrogative pronouns.Which shoes are mine?
97 Ours, his, theirs, and hers are possessive pronouns. 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.
121 Day 5 - Question of the Week Can you always believe what you see?
122 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).
123 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.
124 9. I seen a circus performer hang from her teeths. 10 9. I seen a circus performer hang from her teeths Has you ever tryed a magic trick?
125 Group WorkTri-fold Section 5Language WB 64Writing AssignmentSmartBoard- SynonymsAntonymsReading WB
130 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.