1Teacher Read Aloud Digby Perkins’s Secret Code What do you know about writing messages in code?In a code, letters are replaced with other letters or symbols using a pattern that is difficult to figure out.
3While We Reading What problem does Miriam want the narrator to solve? What are some of the possible solutions that the narrator thinks about?Why does the narrator rule out these solutions?What solution does the narrator finally use to solve the problem?
4amazinglyadv. In a way that causes surprise or wonder; Amazingly, despite the heavy traffic, everyone was able to make it to the party on time in order to keep it a surprise.
5celebrationn. a special activity that honors a person, event or idea; The elegant wedding was a lovely celebration for the bride and groom and their families.
6decoratev. to adorn or add beauty; to make festive with beautiful things; This Christmas mother will decorate the house with a snowman theme.
7detainv. to delay; to hold back; The officer had to detain the fleeing suspect.
8festiveadj. joyful; All the colorful costumes and floats gave the parade a festive mood.
9honorv. to show respect for; The league honored him with the Most Valuable Player award for his great leadership.Can you use the word honor in a sentence for this picture?
10reluctantadj. unwilling; slow to take action; After the victory, the reluctant crowd, excited after the big win, celebrated even after the game was over.
11spectatorsn. people who watch an event or performance; The spectators anxiously waited to see who would come in first place.
12suspectsv. imagines that something secret or wrong is going on; Mary suspects that her friends are up to planning a surprise party because of all the whispering when she walks in the room. n. A person thought to have committed a crime; The suspect of the investigation has fled.
13volunteeredv. offered to do something by your own free will; The students volunteered to donate canned goods to the local food bank for Thanksgiving to help the homeless.
14Rewards of Volunteering This theme is about relationships between people and the problems and rewards that come with these relationships. Mariah Keeps Cool is about a girl who organizes a surprise birthday party for her sister who volunteers at a shelter for the homeless. Have you ever volunteered? or What is a volunteer job you would like to do?
15By Mildred Pitts Walter Illustrated by Nneka Bennett Mariah Keeps CoolBy Mildred Pitts WalterIllustrated by Nneka BennettDay 1
17Problem Solving Here is important steps in solving a problem: Identify the problem.Think of the possible solutions. Evaluate each one.Choose the best solution and carry it out.S2C1-PO1 I can analyze the problem by writing its possible solutions in a problem/solution chart and solving it by using the smartest solution.
39Problem Solving and Decision Making. I do, We do. (T.E. pg. 353) Reread pageI can analyze the problem by writing its possible solutions in a problem/solution chart and solving it by using the smartest solution.Problem:Possible Solutions
40Problem Solving and Decision Making. You do. In small groups, reread page Identify Mariah's other big problem.With your group, create a graphic organizer or chart explaining Mariah’s problem and possible solutions she can use to solve her other problem.As a group, decide which solution is best and why.
41I can analyze the problem by writing its possible solutions in a problem/solution chart and solving it by using the smartest solution.
49By Mildred Pitts Walter Illustrated by Nneka Bennett Mariah Keeps CoolBy Mildred Pitts WalterIllustrated by Nneka BennettDay 4
50Extreme Partner Reading (R5-S1C5-PO1) We can read with fluency and appropriate rhythm, pacing, and expression by choral reading.Step 1Read the Story Summery to yourself one time.Be sure to use good hand gestures to help you as you read.Step 2Turn to your shoulder partner and partner read the story with lots of expression.Don’t forget the gestures that you have practiced.Step 3Take turns asking and answering at least five questions each about the text.Remember to both ask and answer questions with high enthusiasm.You are going to be working in your groups to take the Selection Test.
51Test Prep: Analyzing Characters We are going to discuss important tips that will help you understand the characters in any text you read.
52When You Are Finished After you finish your Weekly Skills Test: Make sure your name, date, and assignment are written clearly on the top left of the paper.Turn your test paper to me and put your answer key in the reading basket.Finish your Mountain Language and work on the Reading Menu.Read a book of your choice.