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1 Title: Night Letters Author: Palmyra LoMonaco Illustrator: Normand Chartier Genre: Realistic Fiction

2 Small Group Timer

3  clock  large  page  mark  kitten  judge  crack  edge  pocket  brake  change  ridge  jacket  badge  orange  freckles  advantage  pledge  Kentucky  kingdom

4 Vocabulary Words More Words to Know  blade  budding  dew  fireflies  flutter  notepad  patch  nectar  scratchy  downwind  glimpse  gurgled

5  Monday Monday  Tuesday Tuesday  Wednesday Wednesday  Thursday Thursday  Friday Friday

6 Question of the Day What information and pleasure can people gain by observing nature?

7  Build Concepts  Draw Conclusions  Ask Questions  Build Background  Vocabulary  Fluency: Appropriate Phrasing  Subject-Verb Agreement  Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/  Observing Nature

8 Fluency: Appropriate Phrasing

9  Listen as I read “Wildlife Watching.”  As I read, notice how I group words together into phrases.  Be ready to answer questions after I finish.

10  Why do you think the trail the narrator traveled was “familiar?”  What kind of person do you think the narrator is?

11 SoundSightSmell Observing Nature

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13 Information from Nature Pleasure from Nature

14 WordKnowHave SeenDon’t Know blade budding dew fireflies flutter notepad patch

15  blade – a leaf of grassblade  budding – putting forth small swellings on the plant that will grow into leaves, branches, or flowersbudding  dew – the moisture from the air that collects in small drops on cool surfaces during the nightdew  flutter – to flap the wingsflutter

16  fireflies – small insects that give off flashes of light when they flyfireflies  notepad – a small book of blank or lined sheets of paper in which you write notes or things that you need to learn or remembernotepad  patch – a small piece of ground that is different from what surrounds itpatch

17  nectar – sweet sap, or liquid, produced by a flowernectar  scratchy – rough, making scratches on your skin  downwind – in the same direction as the wind  glimpse – a very quick look  gurgled – made a bubbling sound  Next slide Next slide

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26 Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

27  the fireflys lands on my jaket.  The fireflies land on my jacket.  the many fireflies’s lights look like stars on a Summer night  The many fireflies’ lights look like stars on a summer night.

28  A hawkmoth rests on a crisp blade of grass.  The subject of the sentence, hawkmoth, is singular.  An s is added to the verb, rest, to agree with the subject.

29  The subject and the verb in a sentence must work together, or agree.  To make most present-tense verbs agree with singular nouns or he, she, or it, add –s.  If the subject is a plural noun or I, you, we, or they, the present-tense verb does not end in –s.

30  A form of be in a sentence also must agree with the subject.  Use am, is, or was to agree with singular nouns.  Use are or were to agree with plural nouns.

31  Singular Subject:  The sun sets late on a summer day.  He listens to crickets.  Plural Subject:  The girls play outside until dark.  I sing a song.

32  Singular Subject:  The moon is shining brightly.  The moon was full.  Plural Subject:  Fireflies are lighting the sky.  They were everywhere.

33  Two deer (are, is) standing in the clearing.  are  David (step, steps) on a branch.  steps  The animals (looks, look) frightened.  look

34  The boy (watch, watches) them run away.  watches  The forest (is, are) full of little creatures.  is

35  Rabbits (run, runs) through the bushes.  run  Mice (hides, hide) in holes.  hide  They (is, are) afraid of bigger animals  are

36 Spelling: Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/

37  clock  large  page  mark  kitten  judge  crack  edge  pocket  brake  change  ridge  jacket  badge  orange  freckles  advantage  pledge  Kentucky  kingdom

38 Question of the Day Who has Lily received night letters from so far?

39  Spellings of /j/, /k/, /s/  Word Structure – Compound Words  Draw Conclusions  Ask Questions  Develop Vocabulary  Fluency: Choral Reading  Subject-Verb Agreement  Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/  Weather Patterns  Observing Nature

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42 Fluency: Appropriate Phrasing

43  Turn to page 340.  As I read, notice how I pause at commas and group words together in phrases.  Together we will practice doing three choral readings of page 340.

44 Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

45  large moths flies around the porch at night  Large moths fly around the porch at night.  they looks a litle like butterflys  They look a little like butterflies.

46  The subject and the verb in a sentence must work together, or agree.  To make most present-tense verbs agree with singular nouns or he, she, or it, add –s.  If the subject is a plural noun or I, you, we, or they, the present-tense verb does not end in –s.

47 Spelling: Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/

48  clock  large  page  mark  kitten  judge  crack  edge  pocket  brake  change  ridge  jacket  badge  orange  freckles  advantage  pledge  Kentucky  kingdom

49 Question of the Day What could Lily say to her backyard friends about her day?

50  Draw Conclusions  Ask Questions  Author’s Purpose  Develop Vocabulary  Fluency: Appropriate Phrasing  Subject-Verb Agreement  Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/  Observing Nature

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52 Fluency: Appropriate Phrasing

53  Turn to page 346.  As I read notice how I pause at commas and group words together in phrases.  Together we will practice doing three choral readings of page 346.

54 Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

55  wasnt that a spider on the floor  Wasn’t that a spider on the floor?  dew make the plant’s wet in the morning  Dew makes the plants wet in the morning.

56  The subject and the verb in a sentence must work together, or agree.  To make most present-tense verbs agree with singular nouns or he, she, or it, add –s.  If the subject is a plural noun or I, you, we, or they, the present-tense verb does not end in –s.

57  Using strong verbs makes writing vivid.  Writers must always make their verbs agree with their sentence subjects.  A snake slithers out of the grass.  More snakes slither out of the grass.

58 Spelling: Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/

59  clock  large  page  mark  kitten  judge  crack  edge  pocket  brake  change  ridge  jacket  badge  orange  freckles  advantage  pledge  Kentucky  kingdom

60 Question of the Day How can the outside world affect you inside your heart or head like a friend does?

61  Prefixes un-, re-, mis-, dis-  Poetry  Reading Across Texts  Content-Area Vocabulary  Fluency: Partner Reading  Subject-Verb Agreement  Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/  Write a Night Letter

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63 Fluency: Appropriate Phrasing

64  Turn to page 346.  With a partner, practice reading aloud this page three times.  Read with appropriate phrasing and offer each other feedback.

65 Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

66  many animals prowls on the edje of the forest at night  Many animals prowl on the edge of the forest at night.  the two trees shadows hide the mouses and foxs  The two trees’ shadows hide the mice and foxes.

67  The subject and the verb in a sentence must work together, or agree.  To make most present-tense verbs agree with singular nouns or he, she, or it, add –s.  If the subject is a plural noun or I, you, we, or they, the present-tense verb does not end in –s.

68  Test Tip:  Be sure a form of be in a sentence agrees with the subject.  Use is or was to agree with singular nouns.  Use are or were to agree with plural nouns.  Example: The moon is bright tonight. The stars are shining.

69 Spelling: Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/

70  clock  large  page  mark  kitten  judge  crack  edge  pocket  brake  change  ridge  jacket  badge  orange  freckles  advantage  pledge  Kentucky  kingdom

71 Question of the Day What information and pleasure can people gain by observing nature?

72  Build Concept Vocabulary  Draw Conclusions  Author’s Viewpoint  Word Structure  Subject-Verb Agreement  Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/  Adjusting Reading Rates  Observing Nature

73  A conclusion is a decision you reach after thinking about facts and details you read.  You can also use what you already know to help draw a conclusion.  Then ask yourself, “Does my conclusion makes sense?”

74  The author’s viewpoint is the way an author looks at and feels about the topic or ideas he or she is writing about.  Think about how the author seems to feel about the subject.  Look for words and details in the text that tell you if the author feels positively or negatively or otherwise about the subject.

75  Ask yourself what beliefs are behind the author’s statements.  Look for details in the text that support your ideas about the author’s viewpoint.

76  You can use word structure to determine the meaning of unfamiliar compound words.  List any compound words you find as you read “Night Letters.”  Create a chart showing the unknown word, its two smaller words, and the definition of the word.  Use a dictionary to check the meanings.

77 WordBase WordMeaning

78  You already know some letters that stand for /j/, /s/ and /k/.  We will look at new ways to spell these sounds.

79  Pour one ounce of cider into every glass.  Which letters stand for /s/?  c and ss  What letters come after c in ounce and cider?  e and i  When c is followed by e or i, it often stands for /s/.

80  George is the pilot of the large jet.  Which letters stand for /j/?  g, j  Can Ken lock the door?  Which letters stand for /k/?  c, k, ck

81  When I say the sentence The table has a chrome edge, I hear /k/ in chrome and /j/ in edge.  But I don’t see k or j. The ch stands for /k/, and dge stands for /j/.

82  Blend these words:  ledge  wedge  badge  choir  school

83  misjudge  pencil  circus  chlorine  certain  kernel  jester  pocket  The cat paced back and forth behind the fence.  She had a smudge of chocolate on her face.  We baked gingerbread cookies.

84  Last week, we studied the prefixes un-, re-, mis-, and dis-.  Find the prefix in each of these words:  unwilling  reassign  misspell  disagree

85  Use the base word and prefix to figure out what each word means.  unwilling  not willing  reassign  assign again  misspell  spell incorrectly  disagree  not in agreement

86  unable  unexplored  unwanted  reread  restated  rewrote  misunderstand  misjudge  mistreat  distrusted  disinterested  disbelief  We had to stop and rethink our plan.  Mom was disappointed about my messy room.  Our new puppy misbehaves if we don’t watch her all the time.  The accident seemed unavoidable.

87  When might you read a selection slowly and when might you read quickly?  If you need to remember many details about what you are reading, you should read something slowly.  Some tests involve reading a passage and then answering questions. This would be a time to read slowly to try to remember as many details as possible.

88  Social studies and science textbooks usually contain unfamiliar words and ideas. Read slowly when you are learning about unknown topics.  Read quickly when you are looking for important words or ideas. If you are looking for a source to research a topic, skim and scan to see if the source has the information you need.

89 Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

90  the birds nests is full of eggs in april  The birds’ nests are full of eggs in April.  what is that oranje bird  What is that orange bird?

91 Spelling: Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/

92  clock  large  page  mark  kitten  judge  crack  edge  pocket  brake  change  ridge  jacket  badge  orange  freckles  advantage  pledge  Kentucky  kingdom

93 Spelling City:  Spelling Words Spelling Words  Vocabulary Words Vocabulary Words  Other Vocabulary Words Other Vocabulary Words

94  Story test ◦ Classroom webpage, ◦ Reading Test  AR ◦ Other Reading Quizzes ◦ Quiz #


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