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1 Fourth Grade: Theme 1 Selection 5 This Land is Your Land

2 Spelling Words with the Long ū Sounds Long u has two sounds, /ü/ and /yü/. Long u has several spellings, u-consonant-e, ew, oo, ui, and u. The letter patterns u-consonant-e, ew, oo, ui, and u can stand for /ü/ or /yü/.

3 u-consonant-e ewoo hugehugethrewmood flutecurfewsmooth excuseafternoon confusescooter groove Spelling Words with the Long ū Sounds

4 ui u juiceusual cruisetruth cruel pupil bruisehumor duty Spelling Words with the Long ū Sounds

5 oo u iglooinfluence aluminum nutrition accumulate Challenge Words

6 Spelling Fluency How Fast Can You Read the Words? usual scooter threwtruth flute hugebruiseafternoon cruel juice excusemood smoothcruisepupil

7 Spelling Fluency How Fast Can You Read the Words? groove nutrition influence humor confusealuminum accumulateduty curfew igloo

8 Teacher Read Aloud: The Volcano Wakes by Patricia Lauber Activate Prior Knowledge: 1.Think about what you know about volcanoes. 2. Share your ideas about what happens when a volcano erupts.

9 Purpose Setting: Listen for details that will help you determine the main idea of the selection. 1.What was the first sign that Mount St. Helen might erupt? 2. How was Mount St. Helen formed? 3. Why did the people living nearby Mount St. Helen not fear it? 4.Who considered Mount St. Helen dangerous? 5.What is the main idea of the selection?

10 Concept Vocabulary Web The West How the land was formed Plants and animals eruptions volcano earthquake

11 Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Details The topic is what a paragraph, part of an article, or a whole article is about The most important thing the author has to say about the topic is the main idea The little pieces of information telling more about the main idea are the supporting details

12 Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Details Main ideas tell the central ideas of an article. Use a graphic organizer to record the most important points of an article. Supporting details expand on the main idea, providing more information about it.

13 Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Details Topic: “Hiking in National Parks” Details: Some parks have difficult trails that lead hikers to waterfalls and other natural wonders. Easy trails are also available. Use a graphic organizer to identify the main idea.

14 Main Idea Graphic Organizer Supporting Detail Easy trails are also available. Supporting Detail Some parks have difficult trails that lead hikers to waterfalls and other natural wonders. Topic Hiking in National Parks What is the main idea in an article with this topic and supporting details? Main Idea?

15 Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Details What is the main idea in an article with this topic and details? Main Idea - National parks offer a wide range of trails for hikers.

16 Letters Home from Yosemite Author: Lisa Halvorsen

17 More Books Written by Lisa Halvorsen

18 Website Link

19 Yosemite National Park is located in the State of California

20 Yosemite Park

21 wilderness Efforts to protect the wilderness around Yosemite began in Synonyms: back country forest outback a wild region with few or no people living in it

22 preserve He fought hard to convince the U.S. government to preserve Yosemite as a national park. Synonyms: maintain conserve safeguard to keep from harm or change: protect

23 species It’s the largest species of tree in the world and it is found only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Synonyms: group category kind a set of related living thing that share certain characteristics and that can interbreed

24 naturalist a person who studies living things Our tour guide said that one of the first people to visit this area was John Muir, a Scottish naturalist. Synonyms: preservationist environmentalist tree-hugger

25 slopes land that goes up or down at an angle It’s the largest species of tree in the world and it is found only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Synonyms: bank ascend descend

26 glacier a great mass of ice that moves very slowly down a mountain or along a valley, or spreading very slowly over a land area This morning on our way to Glacier Point we saw a black bear and her two cubs. Synonyms: ice field

27 impressive able to impress the mind, feelings, conscience It seems that wherever we look, there’s something bigger, higher, or more impressive that before. Synonyms: imposing awesome

28 Vocabulary Fluency How Fast Can You Read the Words? wilderness impressive preservespecies naturalistglacierslopes

29 wildernessglacierspecies impressivepreservenaturalist Draw! Draw! Draw! A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!

30 Free Association When I say a word, you write down any words you can think of that remind you of that word. For example: The word is school: 1.learning 2.Science 3.pencils 4.Reading 5.Math 6.teachers 7.P.E. 8.education 1. wilderness 2. impressive 3. naturalist 4. glacier 5. preserve 6. species 7. slopes

31 Classifying Place the following words in categories: wilderness preserve species naturalist slopes glacier impressive Decide the names of the categories. Determine how many categories. Determine which words go in which categories. After classifying the words, write a paragraph explaining each of the categories and why certain words go in a particular category.

32 3. It is important to have national parks to ___________ our most beautiful places. 4. The skier did not expect to find such steep _______. 5. People who hike in the ____________ need to take a map and plenty of water. 6. The mountain hiker found a huge field of ice and realized that he had come across a __________. 2. There are many different _______ of plants and animals living in Yosemite Park. 7. I hope to become a ___________ someday so I need to learn all I can about plants and animals. 1. I think that Mt. McKinley in Alaska is the most _________ mountain in America.. wilderness, preserve, species, naturalist, slopes, glacier, impressive Can You Find the Context Clues?

33 Synonym Search Match the vocabulary words on the left to the correct synonyms on the right. Some vocabulary words have more than one synonym. Ready, set, go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a. groupf. kindk. categoryp. conserve b. back country g. forestl. safeguard q. preservationist c. maintainh. environmentalist m. ice fieldr. impressed d. imposing i. ascendn. tree- hugger s. outback e. bankj. awesomeo. descend wilderness preserve species naturalist slopes glacier impressive

34 Word Association Challenge 1.Which word goes with climbing? Why? Word Bank wilderness preserve species naturalist slopes glacier impressive 2. Which word goes with sightseeing? Why? 3. Which word goes with erosion ? Why? 4. Which word goes with hiking ? Why? 5. Which word goes with protection? Why? 6. Which word goes with saving the earth? Why? 7. Which word goes with labeling? Why? Some words can be used more than once. Can you figure out which ones?

35 1.Describe something you saw that was most impressive to you. Why? 2. Explain how a glacier helps to form mountains. 3. List different species of trees. Which ones are found near here? 4. Describe all the things that you would take with you on a hike in the wilderness. 5. If you were a naturalist, what things in nature do you feel are most important to preserve? Why? 6. Do you think it is important to keep snowmobiles off the slopes of mountains located in a national park? Why or why not? Tell Me What You Know


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