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Antonyms An antonym is a word that means the opposite of a word. For example, empty is the opposite of full. As you read “Farming,” look for antonyms to help you understand the meanings of the vocabulary words. Record the antonyms in your journal. Home
QOD When are respect and understanding important in solving a problem? What other animals, besides a bear and a hare, could the author have chosen for this story? How do you think Bear felt after Hare tricked him three times? List two or three words you could use to describe Tortoise. Home
Million $ Word humiliated humiliated means to lower someone's pride, dignity, or self- respect Home
Strategy: Predict Good readers try to predict what will happen and why. You can also predict why an author might have written something. As you read, check your prediction. Were you right?
Author’s Purpose The author’s purpose is the reason an author writes something. There are many reasons for writing: to persuade, to inform, to entertain, or to express ideas and feelings. Whisper read p. 225. Think about what the author’s purpose for writing this story is. Home
Build Background With your group brainstorm the steps in growing a vegetable garden. You will have about five minutes for the process. Then we will share our ideas by adding some of each to our class chart. Remember it is important to place the information in the correct sequence.
Daily task 1 1. With your partner read p. 228–237. 2. With your partner do RWB p. 83-84 3. Independently read leveled readers and take an AR test. 4. Independently read books from your bag of books. Home
Daily task 2 With a partner do section 2 of your tri-fold. With your partner read p. 238–246. Independently read leveled readers and take an AR test. With your team work on your station Independently read books from your bag of books. Home
Daily task 3 With a partner do section 3 of your tri-fold. With your partner read p. 228–246 and answer the reader response questions. Independently read leveled readers and take an AR test. With your team work on your station Independently read books from your bag of books. Home
Daily task 4 With a partner do section 4 of your tri-fold. With your partner read "The Hare and the Tortoise," 248–249. Independently read leveled readers and take an AR test. With your team work on your station Independently read books from your bag of books. Home
Daily task 5 With a partner do section 5 of your tri-fold. Independently read leveled readers and take an AR test. With your team work on your station Independently read books from your bag of books. Home
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Vocabulary Strategy for Antonyms Context Clues Sometimes when you are reading, you come across a word you don’t know. The author may give you an antonym for the word. An antonym is a word that means the opposite of a word. For example, empty is the opposite of full. Look for a word that might be an antonym. It can help you understand the meaning of a word you don’t know.
1. Look at the words around the word you don’t know. The author may have used an antonym. 2. Look for words that seem to have opposite meanings. Think about the word you know. 3. Use that word to help you figure out the meaning of its antonym. As you read “Farming,” look for antonyms for the vocabulary words. Home
Consonant Blends clever What are the first two letters of clever? What is the sound of each letter? Do we hear both sounds when we say the word clever? When I see two or three consonants at the beginning or end of a word, I try blending them together as I say the word. I say all the sounds without pausing between them. If the word sounds right, I know it begins or ends with a consonant blend.
Read these words out loud and then underline the two- or three-letter consonant blends. thrashcommentstretchy splashingtraditionstargazing dragonsquiggle
Read these sentences, point out words with consonant blends, and name the letters that spell the consonant blend. The stray cat climbed the tallest tree. The splendid throne glittered in the light. The principal spoke to the class. Home
Review Pages p.268-277 1. How are Bear and Hare different? 2. How can you tell that this story is a folktale? 3. What is Hare’s main problem? How does he plan to solve it? 4. What is wrong with Bear’s share of the crops? 5. Summarize what has happened so far. Home
Review Pages p.278-289 1. Why does Hare want Bear to be his business partner? 2. What has Hare done to get what he needs? What does Bear decide to do as a result of his last deal? Why? 3. How did Hare’s life change as a result of being partners with Bear? 4. Do Bear and Hare remain friends in the end? Home
COMPOUND WORDS (review) The quarterback leads the football team. We studied compound words. Read the sentence to yourself. Raise your hand when you know which words are compound words. What smaller words make up each compound word? Home
Read these sentences. Use the underlined word in a new sentence. We followed the snowplow down the road. Dad found the newspaper at the end of the driveway. We put placemats on the table instead of a tablecloth. Home
Fix-its 1. Hares family gave Bear two or thee crops. Hare’s family gave Bear two or three crops. 2. Hare used his strenth in the field and Bear rested. Hare used his strength in the field, and Bear rested. Home
Fix-it 5. Is that Mr. Bears field. Is that Mr. Bear’s field? 4. They planted strawberrys on Tuesday. They planted strawberries on Tuesday. Home
Killer whales What killer whales look like: What a killer whale eats Where do killer whales live: Copy this chart in jour journal. As I read listen for information that may fit into these categories and write it down. We will share after I have finished the story.
Yesterday we made an outline to help us organize our plan on writing about Killer whales. Let’s summarize what this book said about Killer Whales. Today we will use our outlines to write a descriptive essay about killer whales.