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Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dogs Tale By Laurie Myers Illustrated by Michael Dooling Visit the Author Visit the Author Compiled by Terry Sams PESTerry Sams
Summary You have probably never heard the story of Lewis and Clarks journey told from the point of view of a dog. But Seaman is no ordinary dog. He tells his version of Lewis and Clarks famous journey from his first meeting with the explorers to the moment when he was almost traded to the Native Americans.
Study Skills Genre: Historical Fantasy Comprehension Skill: Authors Purpose Comprehension Strategy: Answer Questions Comprehension Review Skill: Cause and Effect Vocabulary: Word Endings
GenreGenre: Historical Fantasy Genre 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 cant 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.
Comprehension Skill TE 40/65a Authors Purpose is the authors reason or reasons for writing this story. Authors dont 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.
Practice Authors Purpose Lets read p. 54 and decide the authors purpose for including the last paragraph on that page. to inform. because the paragraph gives information about Newfoundland
Comprehension 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.
Comprehension Skill Review – Cause and Effect TE 49 Cause and Effect Cause and Effect 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
Question of the Week TE 40m What did Lewis and Clark learn on their journey?
Vocabulary Strategy for Endings TE Sometime when you are reading you may come across a word you dont 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. The The ending may help you figure out the meaning of the word.
Lets Practice Word Endings TE65c verb with ending base wordverb with new ending crossing blinked
Comprehension Review Skill Authors Purpose is the authors reason or reasons for writing this story. Authors dont 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.
Day 2 - Question of the Day – Pg Why do you think the author chose to write this story from a dogs point of view?
Day 3 - Question of the Day – Pg How would you describe the bond between Lewis and Seaman?
Day 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?
Weekly 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.
Research/Study Skill – Skim and Scan TE 65l To scan is to move ones eyes down the page, seeking specific words and phrases. Scanning is used to find out if a resource will answer a readers questions. Once a reader has scanned a document, he or she might go back and skim it.
Research/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.
Literary Device – Imagery/Sensory Words TE Pg. 65b Imagery/Sensory Words Imagery/Sensory Words 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 readers 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.
Review Questions 1.How is Seaman different from other dogs? 2.What can you tell most about the Indians Lewis and Clark met in this story? 3.Why do you think the author tells what the Indians called horses?
Fun Stuff Lewis and Clark Internet GameInternet Game Web Quest Journal Entries Coloring Book More about Lewis and Clark Kids Activities About Sacagawea
Vocabulary- Say It! docks migrating scan scent wharf yearned
More Words to Know pioneer settlers territories traveled consult leisurely mutual
docks platforms built on the shore or out from the shore; wharves; piersplatforms built on the shore or out from the shore; wharves; piers
migrating going from one region to another with the change in seasonsgoing from one region to another with the change in seasons
scan to glance at; look over hastilyto glance at; look over hastily
scent a smella smell
wharf platform built on the shore or out from the shore beside which ships can load or unloadplatform built on the shore or out from the shore beside which ships can load or unload
yearned felt a longing or desirefelt a longing or desire
consult to seek information or advice fromto seek information or advice from
leisurely without hurry; taking plenty of timewithout hurry; taking plenty of time
mutual done, said, or felt by each toward the otherdone, said, or felt by each toward the other
pioneer person whoperson who settles in a part of a country, preparing it for others
settlers people who take up residence in a new country or placepeople who take up residence in a new country or place
territories land not admitted to a state but having its own lawmaking groupland not admitted to a state but having its own lawmaking group
traveled went from one place to another; journeyedwent from one place to another; journeyed
John Chapman became an American pioneer.
Seaman and Lewis had a mutual feeling toward each other.
As he traveled, he claimed land, cleared it, and planted seeds.
Chapman became friends with settlers in the places he visited.
He visited many new territories before they became states.
I can see the pioneers with all their goods, waiting on the wharf.
The pioneers load their belongings onto flatboats tied to the docks.
As they traveled, pioneers would scan the country for food and Indians.
Pioneers saw endless herds and flocks of animals migrating.
I like to take a leisurely walk in the mountains.
You may consult the dictionary if you need to know the definition of a word.
Journal Entry TE 65g-h A 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.
Writing Assignment Write a journal entry about a day in your life. Focus on 2 or 3 important or interesting events. Dont try to say everything. Reflect on how you felt. Writing a journal is like talking to yourself.
Spelling Words Long a and i sleigh freight dismay frighten highway trait raisin tight thigh slight
Spelling Words Long a and i grain bait braid spray height detail eight weigh right sigh