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Yingtaos New Friend Genre: Realistic Fiction Authors Purpose: Entertain, Express Skill: Compare and Contrast By: Lensey Namioka Compiled by Terry Sams, PESTerry Sams
Summary 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)
GenreGenre: Realistic Fiction TE 91iRealistic Fiction In Realistic Fiction the characters speak and act like real people.Realistic Fiction 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.
Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast A Comparison tells how two or more things are alike. A Contrast tells how they are different Clue words such as like or as show comparisons Clue words such as but or unlike show contrasts.
Compare and Contrast Practice TE 91a Yingtaos FamilyMatthews Family How they eat Utensils they use What they eat
Vocabulary Skill: Multiple-Meaning Words 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.
Comprehension 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.
Weekly 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.
1.What problem does Yingtao have in the orchestra? 2.Why doesnt Yingtao accept the conductors offer to let him use the triangle? 3.Yingtao plays the violin poorly. How does he solve this problem? 4.What kind of person is Matthew? Read to Find Out: Page
1.What does Matthew notice about Yingtaos family that is different from his own? 2.Sequence – What has happened so far in the story? 3.Why is Eldest Brother happy with Matthews playing of the violin? 4.What does Matthew help Yingtao realize about himself? Read to Find Out: Page
Make a Venn diagram to compare and contrast some of the Yang familys customs with some that Matthews family may have had. Compare/Contrast
Writing 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, Yingtaos family.
Skills Practice: Compare and Contrast More Compare and contrast Reading Compare and contrast practice Reading Compare and contrast practice Reading Test Spelling Test
Other Good Stuff Game with words Comprehension quiz Vocabulary on-line quiz Play music Scotts Foresman
Say It! instruments rehearsal triangle orchestra measures
More Words to Know apologetically audition conductor sheepishly tempted
measures – bars of music
instruments – devices for producing musical sounds
rehearsal – practice to prepare for public performance
orchestra – a group of musicians playing at a concert, opera, or play
triangle – a musical instrument
audition – a hearing to test ability of a performer
apologetically – making an excuse; expressing regret
conductor – a person who leads an orchestra
tempted – appealed strongly to; attracted
sheepishly – in a bashful or embarrassed way
The band got their instruments ready to play.
The instructor stopped me after playing only four measures.
She missed the final rehearsal before opening night.
Melinda chose to play the triangle.
My dream is to play in a big city orchestra.
Ive never used chopsticks before, he said sheepishly.
Im not used to eating someone I saw swimming just a little while ago, he said apologetically.
Did the conductor listen to you play at the audition?
I felt tempted to use the fork and not the chopsticks.
Spelling Words Short Vowels a, i, o, u tough couple cousin young trouble chop closet forgot block pond
Spelling Words Short Vowels a, i, o, u window quilt build finger river backpack blanket January cash band
This Weeks Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week:
Lets review our words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We will clap as we spell the word.