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2 Marven of the Great North Woods Author: Kathryn Lasky Illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes Compiled by Terry Sams PES & Latonia Wolfe DESTerry Sams

3 Study Skills Genre: Biography Genre: Biography Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion Comprehension Strategy: Monitor and Fix up Comprehension Strategy: Monitor and Fix up Comprehension Review Skill: Comprehension Review Skill: Main Idea Vocabulary: Dictionary/Glossary Vocabulary: Dictionary/Glossary

4 GenreGenre: Biography Genre A biography is a story of a real persons life, written by another person. A biography is a story of a real persons life, written by another person. It is written in the third-person. The author writes, He was free! He found a job with a printer. It is written in the third-person. The author writes, He was free! He found a job with a printer. A biography can cover a persons whole life or part of it. A biography can cover a persons whole life or part of it. An autobiography is also a story of a real persons life, but it is written by the person. An autobiography is also a story of a real persons life, but it is written by the person.

5 Summary Marven was only ten years old when his great-aunt died of influenza. To protect him from the disease, his family sent him far away from the city, up to the Great North Woods. There he kept the books at a logging camp. Marven was scared of the big, grouchy lumberjacks, especially Jean Louis, a jack whose feet were as big Louis, a jack whose feet were as big as skillets. But he was even more scared when he skied into the woods-and as skillets. But he was even more scared when he skied into the woods-and thought he saw a grizzly bear. thought he saw a grizzly bear.

6 Comprehension Skill Main Idea Main idea is an important point about the storys topic Main idea is an important point about the storys topic Supporting details give more information about a main idea. Supporting details give more information about a main idea.

7 A statement of a fact can be proved true or false by looking in a reference book, asking an expert, or using your own knowledge and experience. A statement of opinion cannot be proved true or false. It is a belief or judgment. An opinion often contains words such as best, should, or beautiful. It may begin with words In my opinion or I believe. Comprehension Review Skill Fact and Opinion

8 Research/Study Skill – Graphs A graph shows data, or information, in visual form. The title and labels tell what information the graph shows and compares. A graph shows data, or information, in visual form. The title and labels tell what information the graph shows and compares. A bar graph uses vertical or horizontal bars to compare data. A bar graph uses vertical or horizontal bars to compare data. A circle graph is a circle that shows how a whole is divided into parts. A circle graph is a circle that shows how a whole is divided into parts.

9 Research/Study Skill – Graphs A line graph contains lines that connect a series of points. Line graphs often show changes over time. A line graph contains lines that connect a series of points. Line graphs often show changes over time. A picture graph, or pictograph, uses pictures to represent amounts. A picture graph, or pictograph, uses pictures to represent amounts. Lets use practice book pages 89/90 to better understand graphs. Lets use practice book pages 89/90 to better understand graphs.

10 Question of the Week What is the value of a job well done?

11 Vocabulary - Say It cord cord dismay dismay grizzly (bear) grizzly (bear) immense immense payroll payroll

12 More Words to Know lumberjacksilhouettes

13 Review Pages Which job do you think would be more difficult for a ten-year old: keeping a payroll or waking the lumberjacks? Explain 2.What causes Jean Louis to open one eye? 3.What facts have you learned about lumberjacks and Marvens work in the lumber camp?

14 Review Pages Describe the steps Marven took to organize the chits? What are chits? 2. If Marven gave you his word that he would do something, would you trust him? Why or Why not? 3. How is this selection like other biographies you have read? How is it different?

15 More Review Pages Marvin has a problem about what to eat at breakfast. (p. 224) What would you do to understand why he has this problem? 5. The author describes the lumberjacks as biggest and wildest (p. 218). What else does she tell you about them to prove her point.

16 Fun Stuff More on Marven of the Great North Woods More on Marven of the Great North Woods Web Quest Web Quest Web Quest Web Quest Spelling Hangman Spelling Hangman Spelling Words in ABC Order Spelling Words in ABC Order On Line Reading Test On Line Reading Test On Line Spelling Test On Line Spelling Test

17 Cord A unit of measurement for measuring wood.

18 payroll List of persons to be paid and the amount that each one is to receive.

19 dismay Sudden helpless fear of what is about to happen or what has happened.

20 grizzly ( bear ) A large gray or brownish bear of western North America.

21 immense Very large; huge; vast

22 Lumberjack Person whose work is cutting down trees and sending the logs to the sawmill.

23 silhouettes Dark images; outlines against a lighter background.

24 The lumberjack cut a cord of wood.

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26 A good boss will never forget the payroll for his/her employees.

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28 When I saw the car accident I was in great dismay.

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30 The teacher was in immense pain when he hit his foot.

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32 The grizzly bear scared the campers in the woods.

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34 The lumberjack wanted to cut down the trees.

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36 The silhouettes of the girls profiles looked beautiful against the dark background.

37 Thesilhouettes of the girls profiles looked beautiful against the dark background. The silhouettes of the girls profiles looked beautiful against the dark background.

38 GREAT JOB Lumberjacks!!!


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