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1Marven of the Great North Woods Compiled by Terry Sams PES & Latonia Wolfe DESAuthor: Kathryn LaskyIllustrated by: Kevin Hawkes
2Study Skills Genre: Biography Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion Comprehension Strategy: Monitor and Fix upComprehension Review Skill:Main IdeaVocabulary: Dictionary/Glossary
3Genre: BiographyA biography is a story of a real person’s 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.”A biography can cover a person’s whole life or part of it.An autobiography is also a story of a real person’s life, but it is written by the person.
4Summary 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 JeanLouis, a “jack” whose feet were as bigas skillets. But he was even more scared when he skied into the woods-andthought he saw a grizzly bear.
5Comprehension Skill Main Idea Main idea is an important point about the story’s topicSupporting details give more information about a main idea.
6Comprehension Review Skill Fact and Opinion 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”.
7Research/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 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.
8Research/Study Skill – Graphs 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.Let’s use practice book pages 89/90 to better understand graphs.
9What is the value of a job well done? Question of the WeekWhat is the value of a job well done?
10Vocabulary - Say Itcorddismaygrizzly (bear)immensepayroll
12Review PagesWhich job do you think would be more difficult for a ten-year old: keeping a payroll or waking the lumberjacks? ExplainWhat causes Jean Louis to open one eye?What facts have you learned about lumberjacks and Marven’s work in the lumber camp?
13Review Pages1. 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?
14More Review Pages4. 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.
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