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1Yingtao’s New Friend Genre: Realistic Fiction Compiled by Terry Sams, PESGenre: Realistic FictionAuthor’s Purpose: Entertain, ExpressSkill: Compare and ContrastBy: Lensey Namioka
2Summary Starting a new school in the middle of the year is bad enough. But imagine starting a new school in a new country, where it seems everything is different, and you don't know enough English to make friends. Add to that the fact that your violin-playing is a family joke, and you have Yingtao's life. With three strikes against him, how can Yingtao adjust to life in America. (ying dou)
3Genre: Realistic Fiction TE 91i In Realistic Fiction the characters speak and act like real people.The story describes real-life problems and events.The outcome, or problem resolution, seems to be reasonable.Click on Genre to learn more about different genres and Realistic Fiction.
4Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast A Comparison tells how two or more things are alike.A Contrast tells how they are differentClue words such as like or as show comparisonsClue words such as but or unlike show contrasts.
5Compare and Contrast Practice TE91a Yingtao’s FamilyMatthew’s FamilyHow they eatUtensils they useWhat they eat
6Vocabulary Skill: Multiple-Meaning Words Many words have more than one meaning. To decide which meaning of a word is being used, look for clues in the surrounding sentences or paragraph.Use context clues, experience, and word order to decide on the correct meaning of a multiple-meaning word.Click on the title to practice this skill.
7Comprehension Skill Review – Sequence TE 91b Sequence is the order of the events that occur in a story.You can determine the order of events by clue words such as first and next.Other clue words to indicate sequence might be in the beginning, then, later, following, after, and finally.
8Weekly Fluency Check - Read with Expression TE 91d Students should read with attention to expression, for example, changing voices to differentiate speakers and using pauses for emphasis.Go to pages 75-76, beginning with “After the rehearsal. . .”Matthew and Yingtao might each be timed and excited to be making a new friend. The text on these pages gives some clues to the way the characters speak.
9Read to Find Out: PageWhat problem does Yingtao have in the orchestra?Why doesn’t Yingtao accept the conductor’s offer to let him use the triangle?Yingtao plays the violin poorly. How does he solve this problem?What kind of person is Matthew?
10Read to Find Out: PageWhat does Matthew notice about Yingtao’s family that is different from his own?Sequence – What has happened so far in the story?Why is Eldest Brother happy with Matthew’s playing of the violin?What does Matthew help Yingtao realize about himself?
11Compare/ContrastMake a Venn diagram to compare and contrast some of the Yang family’s customs with some that Matthew’s family may have had.
12Writing Assignment Choose one of the following and write a paragraph: Write a note that Matthew might send to Eldest Brother to thank him for the violin lesson.Write an article for the school newspaper featuring the new family in the neighborhood, Yingtao’s family.
13Skills Practice: Compare and Contrast More Compare and contrast Reading Compare and contrast practiceReading TestSpelling Test
14Other Good Stuff Game with words Comprehension quiz Vocabulary on-line quizPlay musicScotts Foresman