Presentation on theme: "Mrs. Williams’ Class Third Grade Day 1. I am going to read aloud a story about a young woman who dressed as a man to fight in the American Revolution."— Presentation transcript:
I am going to read aloud a story about a young woman who dressed as a man to fight in the American Revolution. She fought under the name Robert Shurtleff.
What kind of person do you think Deborah Sampson was, from what you just heard? Why do you think Dr. Binney kept Deborah’s identity a secret? What did Dr. Binney probably say in his letter to General Paterson?
Take a look at the pictures of this story and make predictions about what will happen to help you understand.
Authors do not always tell everything they want their readers to know. Students need to use personal experience as well as clues in the story to make inferences (reasonable guesses) about characters, events, or settings. Listen to Ballad of Mulan
At the beginning of the story, how does Mulan feel? Story Clues pgs. 56-57 She stops weaving. She sighs sorrowfully. What I Know People who sigh sorrowfully are sad and upset. My Inference: Mulan feels sad and upset. Why does Mulan decide to help her father? Story Clues pgs. 58-61 Her father is drafted into the army. He is old and frail. What I Know War is dangerous, especially to the old, frail people. My Inference: She fears that her father will get hurt or killed. PB pg.32
Years later, how does the Emperor feel about Mulan? Story Clues pgs. 72-73 What I Know My Inference: Mulan is a hero. He praises her for her bravery and offers her titles and gold. It’s hard to be brave and be a good leader in battle.
Say these words clapping out the sounds. Then, write on your white board where you would divide the words into syllables. pencilhandsit papercomputerinstantly remarkableavocado
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armor: body covering, often of metal, worn for protection in battle
comrades: companions who share one’s activities
Students need to use personal experience as well as clues in the story to make inferences (reasonable guesses) about characters, events, or settings. Reread pages 64 and 65 aloud. Find details that help you infer how Mulan feels. Fill in your inference chart.
Many words have more than one meaning. When readers come across such a word in a sentence, they have to decide which meaning best fits the sentence. When you come to a multiple meaning word in a sentence, the other words in the sentence (the context), give clues about the definition.
noble adjective 1. Belonging to a social class of high rank. 2. Having high moral character or courage. 3. Worthy of admiration. 4. Grand; majestic noun A person of noble birth or rank. Write the correct definition of the underlined word. 1. The noble soldiers went bravely into battle. 2. Mulan reached the noble peak of Black Mountain at dusk.
trouble noun 1. A difficult situation. 2. A cause of difficulty or distress. 3. Extra work or effort. verb 1. To upset or become upset. 2. To cause bother to. Write the correct definition of the underlined word. 1. “What troubles you?” Mulan’s mother asked. 2. The war caused trouble for many years. 3. The town went to great trouble to welcome Mulan home. Practice Book pg. 40
A syllable is a word part with one vowel sound. Dividing an unfamiliar word into syllables can help in pronouncing it. By nightfall she was camped by the bank of the Yellow River. A compound word is divided between the two words. night-fall In words with a VCCV pattern, syllables are divided between the two consonants. Yel-low
By nightfall she was camped by the bank of the Yellow River. A compound word is divided between the two words. night-fall In words with a VCCV pattern, syllables are divided between the two consonants. Yel-low When the consonants are different sounds, the two that form a blend are in the same syllable. moth-er
elder welcome danger saddle armor rabbits Practice Book pg. 36 Choral read Ballad of Mulan
What does it mean? Look at the illustration on page 55. Describe what you see in the picture to a buddy. Its important to use the 3 part process. 1. Look at the picture for clues. 2. Read the text to find word clues. 3. Use what you already know from your own experience.
Page 61 Why do you think Mulan is going to fight in her father’s place? Page 69 What have you learned about Mulan’s character? What is she like? Page 76-77 How does Mulan’s family feel when she returns? Practice Book pgs. 34-35
A book of words and their meanings. Used to find meanings of unfamiliar words and to check the spelling. All words are in alphabetical order. Words beginning with the same letter are in order by the second letter, third letter, etc. Guide words show the first and last word on the page. Each word in the dictionary is called an entry word. Partner Read Ballad of Mulan