4Study Skills Genre: Historical Fiction Comprehension Skill: Compare and ContrastComprehension Strategy: PredictReview Skill: Plot and CharacterVocabulary: Synonyms/Antonyms
5Genre: Historical Fiction Historical fiction has characters and events based on real people and events in history.
6Skill 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.
7Plot 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.
8Day 1 - Question of the Week Can you always believe what you see?
13A 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.
15Special 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
26Day 2 - Question of the Day Why do you think Houdini is able to escape and seems to walk through walls, but Victor cannot?
27Vocabulary 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.
28disappeared, especially suddenly vanisheddisappeared, especially suddenly
29magicianperson who entertains by art or skill of creating illusions, especially a sleight of hand
30to get out and away; to get free escapeto get out and away; to get free
31being noisily busy and in a hurry bustlingbeing noisily busy and in a hurry
38Not visible; not capable of being seen invisibleNot visible; not capable of being seen
39form an opinion or estimate about judgeform an opinion or estimate about
40Weekly 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.
413. 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.
63Day 3 - Question of the Day Why do people enjoy watching magic tricks so much?
64Review 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.
65Review 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?
925. 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.
93Personal pronouns refer to specific persons or things. Types of PronounsPersonal pronouns refer to specific persons or things.Karen ate pizza.She was hungry.
94Bob finished the homework himself. Reflexive pronouns are personal pronouns that have "-self“ or "-selves" added to the end.Bob finished the homework himself.
95Someone 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!
96Interrogative pronouns are used to ask a question. Who, whom, and which are interrogative pronouns.Which shoes are mine?
97Ours, 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.
121Day 5 - Question of the Week Can you always believe what you see?
122Research/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).
123Research/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.
1249. 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?
130Write 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.