Presentation on theme: "What Are We Reading About This Week?. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle A sailing ship from the 1830’s A young girl Climbing the tallest mast."— Presentation transcript:
What Are We Reading About This Week?
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle A sailing ship from the 1830’s A young girl Climbing the tallest mast to prove she deserves to be a member of the crew. What are we reading about?
When she fell off the rope, her foot became entangled in it, which kept her from falling any further. Entangled most closely means: – She tripped over the rope – She got twisted up in the rope – She grabbed onto the rope
entangled Twisted together or around
The crew had to secure the rigging during the big storm, so that the sails wouldn’t tangle or tear. Rigging is closely related to: – The big wheel that turns the ship – Controls for the sails – The rope connected to the anchor
rigging A rope system that is used to control the sails.
entangled rigging ascent
Danielle and Jake started their ascent to the weather station after the car accident. Ascent most closely means: – Climbing up a mountain – Walking down a mountain – Driving over a bridge
ascent An upward climb
entangled rigging ascent seasoned
Even the most seasoned climber would have trouble in this weather. Seasoned most closely resembles: – Strongly flavored chicken – Well trained – Finished training to climb
seasoned Experienced Seasoned traveler
entangled rigging ascent seasoned endeavor
endeavored After climbing for a long time, she endeavored to rest, but it was too dangerous to stop with such strong winds. Endeavored most closely means: – Stopped – Tried – Barely made it
The rain made the footholds even more treacherous. Treacherous most closely means: – Safe – Dangerous – Exciting
treacherous Dangerous, unpredictable danger
Reading Strategies Monitor and Clarify: being aware of what you understand and re-reading it to make sure it makes sense. Predicting outcomes: think of a possibility based on text clues and personal experiences.
Grammar Focus Possessives and Contractions Singular and Plural Nouns Common and Proper Nouns Capitalization and Punctuation Writing your Opinion