5Question of the Week: Daily Questions: How do we face personal challenges?Daily Questions:How did Satchel's personality help him meet personal challenges?How would Satchel's reputation be different if Josh had hit a homer?Why do many people believe that women should not play baseball?
6K W L Baseball Pitching Pitchers throw the ball to batters. How does a pitcher learn to pitch?Pitchers stand on a pitching mound.What are some names of some famous pitchers?There are different kind of pitches.What kinds of pitches are there?
7Sequence:Sequence is the order that events happen in a selection. When you read, think about what comes first, next, and last.Several events can occur at the same time. Words such as meanwhile and during give clues that two events are happening at the same time.You can remember sequences by making a time lineFirst eventSecond eventThird eventFourth event
8Ask QuestionsGood readers ask themselves good questions about important information, such as the sequence of events. Asking questions before you read helps you connect what you will read to what you already know. Asking questions as you read helps you understand what you are reading. Asking questions after you read helps you remember important information.
10Write Activity (Student Book Pgs. 90-91) Read “ A Special League.” As you read, make a time line like the one above to track sequence.Write the questions you had as you read. Then write the answers if the article gave them.
14Vocabulary Word List Introduce Vocabulary confidence fastball mocking outfieldunique weakness windupIntroduce VocabularyLook up words in the glossaries and note each word’s pronunciation and meaning. Answer the following questions using the vocabulary words.How many objects, persons, or ideas can be unique?If you have confidence, how do you feel when you meet new people?Where is the outfield in relation to the batter?How would you say “Just try” in a mocking voice?What word is the opposite of weakness?Why is it hard to hit a fastball?Students can write sentences that include the vocabulary words.
21WindupA swinging movement of the arms while twisting the body just before pitching the ball
22More Words to Know Duo: pair Potholes: deep holes in the surface of a street or roadSemi-pro: A part-time professional athlete
23Practice Lesson Vocabulary Is a windup something a player does after a game?If someone uses a mocking tone with you, is he or she teasing you?Is strength an antonym for weakness?With Satchel on the mound, players on his team had little to do in the ______________.Satchel’s foot appeared to be a mile long and his arm seemed to stretch on forever during the ___________________.The more cheers Satchel heard, the greater his __________________.Satchel’s _________________moved so fast that no one could hit it.
24Vocabulary Strategy (Pg. 92) Antonyms Context Clues: When you read, you may come to a word you do not know. You may find a clue about the word’s meaning in the words near the unknown word. For example, you may find an antonym, or a word with the opposite meaning of the unknown word. You can use the antonym to figure out the unknown word’s meaning.Reread the sentence with the unknown word.Look at the words nearby for words that signal opposites, such as unlike, but, and on the other hand. They may point to an antonym.Decide what the antonym means.Give the unknown word the opposite meaning. Does this meaning make sense in the sentence?As you read “Play Ball” check the context of words you don’t know. See if an antonym gives you a clue to meaning
27Genre: BiographyTells about a person’s life. Look for how Satchel Paige handled the challenges in his life.Examples:
28Besides athletic ability what makes an athlete great?
29Preview and PredictPreview the selection title and illustrations. Have students identify the subject of the biography and predict how he earned a living and what made him great at what he did. Use your vocabulary words in you predictions.
30Guided ComprehensionDid Leroy Paige get the nickname “Satchel” after he became a ball player? Explain.In 1923, baseball was a segregated sport. An antonym for segregated is integrated. What does integrated mean?The author talks about Satchel’s grin. What is she trying to tell you about him?Use context clues to determine the meaning of the word squint on p. 98.What was the effect of having large crowds at the games? What would be the effect if fewer fans came?Compare a player’s life in the Negro Leagues to a player’s life in the Major Leagues.Use context clues to determine the meaning of on the road on p. 101.What context clues could you use to determine the meaning of comforts on p. 102?
31Guided Comprehension Continued What caused Satchel to get married and start a family?What questions could you ask to determine the sequence of events so far in the selection?Explain how Satchel raised the stakes toward the end of the big game.Which of these events from the World Series took place first: Josh Gibson came up to bat or Satchel walked two players.On p. 106, in describing Satchel’s final pitch to Josh, the author says he “exhaled the breath he’d been holing since the windup.” What is an antonym for exhaled?Identify a time when they or someone they know “raised the stakes” like Satchel did with Josh. Describe the situation and results.
33Compare and ContrastComparisons tell how things are alike and contrasts tell how things are different.Many comparisons and contrast do not use clue words. The reader must then detect the comparison.Practice:Read the last paragraph on p Then compare and contrast the effect cheers and boos have on a ballplayer.
35Author’s Viewpoint/Bias An Author’s viewpoint is the way an author looks at the subject he or she is writing about.You can learn an author’s viewpoint by looking at the words he or she uses and the opinions expressed.Sometimes you can figure out an author’s viewpoint even when it is not stated directly.Explain the author’s viewpoint of Satchel’s wife, Lahoma Brown, by rereading p. 102, paragraph 1. Identify words that express the author’s viewpoint.Reread p. 101, paragraphs 2-3, to figure out the author’s viewpoint about how the white and black players were treated on the road. Write a response to this question:What does the author’s comparison of the treatment the white and black baseball players received show about her beliefs? Use words from the text to support you answer.
36This book highlights women who SUMMARYThis book highlights women whohave broken gender and race barriers in the field of sports.COMPREHENSION QUESTIONSPAGE 5 How many times did Trudy attempt toswim the English Channel?PAGES 8–9 What questions does the informationon these pages answer about women andbaseball?PAGES 16–18 How was Rosemary Casalsdifferent than other women tennis players?PAGE 18 Which two women worked together forthe rights of female tennis players?
39COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS PAGE 6 What were barnstormers? SUMMARYThis book highlights the Chicago American Giants, part of the Negro League of the last century.COMPREHENSION QUESTIONSPAGE 6 What were barnstormers?PAGE 7 The sentence The first season forthe Chicago American Giants started in 1911answers what question?PAGE 10 Is the following sentence fact oropinion? Foster had put together a great teamfor the 1911 season.PAGE 16 Who was the first African Americanto play for a major league team?
42SUMMARYThis book traces the history of African Americans in sports in the United States. Before 1945, African Americans were not allowed to play in most professional sports. This book looks at individual athletes who were able to break through the race barrier and set an example for others who follow.COMPREHENSION QUESTIONSPAGE 4 Satchel Paige had names for some ofhis pitches. Name a few.PAGE 6 Who was the first African American toplay professional basketball?PAGE 7 Pro football was integrated from 1920vuntil What happened from 1934 to 1946?PAGE 8 What was unique about Willie O’Ree?PAGE 12 How did Jackie Robinson respond to threats and taunts after he started playing forthe Brooklyn Dodgers?PAGE 19 Who has made more money playing golf than anyone in history?
45How do the dates help you with the sequence of events? Reading Across TextThis selection and Satchel Paige show how two groups of people had difficulties playing professional baseball for different reasons. What were those reasons?How do the dates help you with the sequence of events?
46ADDITIONAL RESOURCES http://www.satchelpaige.com/ Quotes from Satchel PaigeSummary Lesson