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1Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale Compiled by Terry Sams PESBy Laurie MyersIllustrated by Michael DoolingVisit the Author
2Summary You have probably never heard the story of Lewis and Clark’s journey told from thepoint of view of a dog. But Seaman is no ordinary dog. He tells his version of Lewis and Clark’s famous journey from his first meeting with the explorers to the moment when he was almost traded to the Native Americans.
3Study Skills Genre: Historical Fantasy Comprehension Skill: Author’s PurposeComprehension Strategy: Answer QuestionsComprehension Review Skill:Cause and EffectVocabulary: Word Endings
4Genre: Historical Fantasy Historical Fantasy is based on real events in history, but it is a story that could never really happen-in this case, because a dog can’t write. As you read look for the facts on which this story is based.Click on Genre to learn more about different genres and Realistic Fiction.
5Comprehension Skill TE 40/65a Author’s Purpose is the author’s reason or reasons for writing this story.Authors don’t usually tell you this. You have to figure the reasons out.It might be to inform or teach, to entertain, to express their feelings, and to persuade or convince you.
6Practice Author’s Purpose Let’s read p. 54 and decide the author’s purpose for including the last paragraph on that page.to inform. because the paragraph gives information about Newfoundland
7Comprehension Strategy – Answer Questions Good readers know where to look for the answers to questions.They know sometimes the answer to a question is in one place or in several places.They know sometimes they may have to use what they know to answer a question.
8Comprehension Skill Review – Cause and Effect TE 49 An effect is something that happens.A cause explains why it happens.Writing may include clue words such as because, in order to, so, and as a result to link causes and effects.If these words are missing, readers need to think about cause-and-effect relationships on their own Practice Book p.16
9Question of the Week TE 40m What did Lewis and Clark learn on their journey?
10Vocabulary Strategy for Endings TE 42-43 Sometime when you are reading you may come across a word you don’t know.Look at the end of the word. Does it have–ed or –ing?The ending –ed is added to a verb to make it past tense.The ending –ing is added to a verb to make it tell about present or ongoing actions. TheThe ending may help you figure out the meaning of the word.
11Let’s Practice Word Endings TE65c verb with endingbase wordverb with new endingcrossingblinked
12Comprehension Review Skill Author’s Purpose is the author’s reason or reasons for writing this story.Authors don’t usually tell you this. You have to figure the reasons out.It might be to inform or teach, to entertain, to express their feelings, and to persuade or convince you.
13Day 2 - Question of the Day – Pg. 44-53 Why do you think the author chose to write this story from a dog’s point of view?
14Day 3 - Question of the Day – Pg. 53-65 How would you describe the bond between Lewisand Seaman?
15Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review What viewpoint, or attitude, do you think the author has about York and Sacagawea and their contributions to the expedition?
16Weekly Fluency Check - Pauses TE 65a Good readers pause in certain places as they read to make the reading easy for listeners to follow.Periods, dashes, and commas provide clues for pauses.
17Research/Study Skill – Skim and Scan TE 65l To scan is to move one’s eyes down the page, seeking specific words and phrases. Scanning is used to find out if a resource will answer a reader’s questions.Once a reader has scanned a document, he or she might go back and skim it.
18Research/Study Skill – Skim and Scan TE 65l To skim a document is to read the first and last paragraphs as well as other headings and other organizers as you move down the page.Skimming is used to quickly identify the main idea.You might also read the first sentence of each paragraph.
19Literary Device – Imagery/Sensory Words TE Pg. 65b Imagery, or sensory words, are words or phrases that help the reader experience the way things look, smell, taste, sound, or feel.Imagery can make characters and settings seem real by appealing to the reader’s senses.Imagery may help set the mood or dramatize the action.Look at p.46, paragraphs 4 and 5, and describe how the words appeal to your senses.
41Seaman and Lewis had a mutual feeling toward each other.
42Seaman and Lewis had a mutual feeling toward each other.
43As he traveled, he claimed land, cleared it, and planted seeds.
44As he traveled, he claimed land, cleared it, and planted seeds.
45Chapman became friends with settlers in the places he visited.
46Chapman became friends with settlers in the places he visited.
47He visited many new territories before they became states.
48He visited many new territories before they became states.
49I can see the pioneers with all their goods, waiting on the wharf.
50I can see the pioneers with all their goods, waiting on the wharf.
51The pioneers load their belongings onto flatboats tied to the docks.
52The pioneers load their belongings onto flatboats tied to the docks.
53As they traveled, pioneers would scan the country for food and Indians.
54As they traveled, pioneers would scan the country for food and Indians.
55Pioneers saw endless herds and flocks of animals migrating.
56Pioneers saw endless herds and flocks of animals migrating.
57I like to take a leisurely walk in the mountains.
58I like to take a leisurely walk in the mountains.
59You may consult the dictionary if you need to know the definition of a word.
60You may consult the dictionary if you need to know the definition of a word.
61Journal Entry TE 65g-hA journal entry describes your thoughts and experiences during the day and in your life.It is part of a journal, recording daily events over a period of weeks, months, or years.
63Writing Assignment Write a journal entry about a day in your life. Focus on 2 or 3 important or interesting events. Don’t try to say everything.Reflect on how you felt. Writing a journal is like talking to yourself.
64Spelling Words Long a and i sleighfreightdismayfrightenhighwaytraitraisintightthighslight
65Spelling Words Long a and i grainbaitbraidsprayheightdetaileightweighrightsigh
67This Week’s Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week:
68Let’s review our Spelling words Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.