Night Letters By: Palmyra LoMonaco Illustrated by: Norman Chartier Genre: Realistic Fiction Skill: Draw Conclusions Authors Purpose:
Home QOD Building backgroundBuilding background Vocabulary Subject-Verb AgreementSubject-Verb Agreement Voc. Lesson daily task Million $ Word Draw ConclusionsDraw Conclusions Fix-its Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/ Spellings of /j/, /k/, /s/Spellings of /j/, /k/, /s/
Author's Purpose Inform: gives us information, we can learn from it. (most of the time it is nonfiction) Persuade: change your mind or get you to do something. Teach a lesson: teaches us to be a better person, it has a character lesson or a moral. Entertain: for fun, or enjoyment. Home
Review Word Parts
Compound Words Word Structure Sometimes you may come across a long word when you are reading. Look closely at the word. If you see two smaller words, then the word probably is a compound word. You may be able to use the two smaller words to help you figure out the meaning of the compound word. For example, sunshine is light that shines from the sun.
Divide the compound word into its two small words. Think of the meaning of each small word. Put the two meanings together. Does this help you understand the meaning of the compound word? Try the meaning in the sentence. Does it make sense?
Read Interested in Insects p List the compound words on a sticky note. Home
Spellings of /j/, /k/, /s/ You already know some letters that stand for /j/, /s/, and /k/. Today you will learn new ways to spell these sounds. Pour one ounce of cider into every glass. Which letters stand for /s/? What letters come after c in ounce and cider?
George is the pilot of the large jet. Which letters stand for /j/? Can Ken lock the door? Which letters stand for /k/? When I say the sentence The table has a chrome edge. I hear /k/ in chrome and /j/ in edge. But when I read it, I dont see k or j. The ch must stand for /k/, and dge must stand for /j/.
Daily task 1 1.With your partner read p. 334–343 in your reading book, then answer this question in your journal: On p. 340, it says that Lily bends "quietly" to look at the hawkmoth. Why do you think she does this? 334–343 2.With your partner complete RWB p With your partner complete spelling CPA. 4.Independently read a leveled reader and take an AR test 5.Independently read books from your bag of books and take AR tests. Home
Daily task 2 1.With your partner read p. 344–350 in your reading book. 344–350 2.With your partner read a leveled reader and take an AR test. 3.With your partner do CPA Chart 1,2,4,6,7, & 8 4.Independently complete RWB p I will take this up at lunch. 5. Independently read a leveled reader and take an AR test 6.Independently read books from your bag of books and take AR tests. Home
Daily task 3 1.With your partner read p With your partner do CPA 1-9. I will take these up on Friday. 3.With your partner read a leveled reader and take an AR test. 4.Independently write your friendly letter to an animal. I will take these up on Friday. 5. Independently read a leveled reader and take an AR test 6.Independently read books from your bag of books and take AR tests. Home
Daily task 4 1.With your partner read p in your reading book, then answer this question: What picture did you have in your head as you read the poem? Draw the picture write 5 sentences to describe it. 2. With your partner read p. 53 in your fluency folder 3 times each. Highlight tricky words 3.With your partner complete the vocabulary CPA 4.Independently complete RWB p , newspaper CPA and spelling CPA. 5. Independently read a leveled reader and take an AR test 6.Independently read books from your bag of books and take AR tests. Home
Consonant Sounds /j/ and /k/ There are different ways to spell the sounds /j/ and /k/. Read each spelling word and identify whether it includes the /j/ or /k/ sound. Then write each word in your journal. Circle out which letters create the /j/ or /k/ sound. 1.clock 2.change 3.mark 4.jacket 5.crack 6.Kentucky Home
Subject-Verb Agreement The subject and the verb in a sentence must work together, or agree. To make most present-tense verbs agree with singular nouns or he, she, or it, add -s. If the subject is a plural noun or I, you, we, or they, the present-tense verb does not end in -s. Singular Subject The sun sets late on a summer day. He listens to crickets. Plural Subject The girls play outside until dark. I sing a song. A form of be in a sentence also must agree with the subject. Use am, is or was to agree with singular nouns. Use are or were to agree with plural nouns. Singular Subject The moon is shining brightly. The moon was full. Plural Subject Fireflies are lighting the sky. They were everywhere.
Fix-its 1.The fireflies lands on my jaket. The fireflies land on my jacket. 2.The many firefliess lights look like stars on a Summer night. The many fireflies lights look like stars on a summer night. Home
Fix-its 3. Lardge moths flies around the porch at night. Large moths fly around the porch at night. 4. They look a litle like butterflys. They look a little like butterflies. Home
Draw Conclusions A conclusion is a decision you reach after thinking about facts and details you read. You can also use what you already know to help draw a conclusion. Then ask yourself, Does my conclusion make sense?
Read Life on a Windowsill. Make a graphic organizer like this one in your journal. Complete it with details and a conclusion about the kind of character Fern is. Fact or detail conclusion about a character or event Home
Building background - With your partner take two to three minutes to write as many ideas as you can for each category. Nature Information from naturePleasure from nature Home
Million dollar word glimpse a very quick look Home
Question of the Day What information and pleasure can people gain by observing nature? Who has Lily received night letters from so far? What could Lily say to her backyard friends about her day? What does the poem remind you of or make you think of? Home
Genre Realistic fiction There are settings that seem real, but the stories are made up
Say It! blade budding dew fireflies flutter notepad patch
More Words to Know nectar scratchy
Blade A leaf of grass
Budding Putting forth small swellings on a plant that will grow into leaves, branches, or flowers
Dew The moisture from the air that collects in small drops on cool surfaces during the night
Fireflies small insects that give off flashes of light when they fly
Flutter to flap the wings
Notepad A small book of blank or lined sheets of paper in which you write notes or things that you need to learn or remember
Patch A small piece of ground that is different from what is around it
We went outside to catch fireflies. We enjoyed watching their lights glow in the jar.
The butterflys wings would flutter before it flew to another flower.
The dew on the grass this morning made my feet wet as I walked across the yard.
I watched the ant crawl up a blade of grass to get to the anthill.
My new flowers were budding in the garden in early spring.
I took a notepad with me to class so that I could write down everything I needed to remember.
There was a patch of grass that looked different because it was brown.
Lets review our words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment.
Review Questions p When is it time for night letters? 2.What does Lily take with her at night? 3.Who writes her the first night letter? 4.Where is the letter from the hawkmoth written? 5.What did the rock do that day?
Review Questions p Who uses a code to write their letter? 7.What are the happy times the tree knows? 8.What does Lily do for the tree in winter? 9. Who write Lily her last night letter? 10.What does Lily promise to do with the tree tomorrow?