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A Kind of Grace. The Mystery of the Cliff Dwellers Comprehension Skill: Making Inferences What do you think the purpose of the Mary Celeste’s voyage was?

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1 A Kind of Grace

2 The Mystery of the Cliff Dwellers Comprehension Skill: Making Inferences What do you think the purpose of the Mary Celeste’s voyage was? Why do you think the captain ordered his men to board the Mary Celeste? On what day do you think the crewmen left the ship? Why? What is reading fluency? The ability to read text: Accrately Quickly With expression Why is reading fluency important? It is directly related to: Reading comprehension Independent Reading Work completion

3 I think the genre of this selection is___________ I know because_______________

4 Nellie Bly and the Power of the Press Comprehension Skill: Propaganda How can someone use the power of the pen” to affect people? Was Erasmus Wilson’s newspaper column an example of propaganda about women’s role in society? Why or why not? Bly used her articles to expose problems in society. What effect did her articles have on people?

5 I can define new key words by writing a definition, meaningful sentence, a personal connection and drawing a picture. (Vocabulary Readers + Academic Vocabulary Sheet)

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7 conditioning adj. Contributing to the process of becoming physically fit. The track coach stressed the importance of conditioning drills.

8 consoling adj. Comforting. Marcia's father gave her a consoling hug after she wrecked her bike.

9 discouraged adj. Disheartened; in a low mood because of a disappointment. Having never won a baseball game, Nathan felt very discouraged.

10 endurance n. The ability to keep going without giving in to stress or tiredness. A marathon runner must have exceptional endurance.

11 sessions n. A gathering held for a special purpose. The students met in the library for a study session before the final test.

12 sprints n. A short race run at top speed. Runners don't have to pace themselves when they run sprints.

13 squad n. A small group of people organized for an activity. Antonio hopes to become a member of the football squad.

14 unconventional adj. Out of the ordinary. Nowadays, wearing an old-fashioned top hat is unconventional.

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19 Step 1 Read the Story Summery to yourself one time. Be sure to use good hand gestures to help you as you read. Step 2 Turn to your shoulder partner and partner read the story with lots of expression. Don’t forget the gestures that you have practiced. Step 3 Take turns asking and answering at least five questions each about the text. Remember to both ask and answer questions with high enthusiasm.

20 Reading Nonfiction Questions 1.Who or what is this nonfiction selection about? 2. What is the author’s purpose for writing this selection? 3. Write 3 pieces of information, facts, or examples, which the author included to support the purpose. 4.For what group of people would this selection be most appealing? What does the author include to appeal to this audience? 5.What technique(s) (text organization) does the author use to appeal to the reader, choose one and give an example?(compare/contrast, chronological order, cause/effect, description, problem/solution, argument/support) 6.Was the point of the book to share an opinion, explain a topic, tell about a personal journey, or something else? Did the author do it well? 7.What is the main idea of this selection? 8.The author most likely wrote this story to __________.(persuade/convince, entertain, inform, explain) 9.Summarize the theme or central idea of this selection.

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29 Errors of Faulty Logic

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32 Errors of Weak Reference

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42 A Real Jazzy Kid! With your suit partner, read pages from your text using the skills mentions in the yellow column on the left of page 404. When you are finished discuss these questions with your partner. In what ways is Sergio similar to Jackie when she was young? In what ways is he different? What goals do you think Sergio’s parents have for him? Do you think Sergio’s advice on page 472 might be helpful to kids interested in activities other than music? Why or why not? How does Sergio feel about the success he has achieved? Why does he feel that way?

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44 When You Are Finished After you finish your Weekly Skills Test: 1.Make sure your name, date, and assignment are written clearly on the top left of the paper. 2.Turn your test paper to me and put your answer key in the reading basket. 3.Finish your Daily Paragraph Editing. 4.Read a book of your choice.


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