Yesterday: Long o (CVCe), Review Long i and Digraphs wh, ch, tch, High-Frequency Words, and Days, Months, & Holidays Today: TEST Day Spelling and Phonics: Long o (CVCe) and contractions ‘m, ‘ll, n’t Skill: High-Frequency Words Grammar: Days, Months, and Holidays
This week we read about dinosaurs and other animals that live together. They find food and protect one another from enemies.
enemy – a person or animal that wants to cause harm to another extinct – something that no longer exists protect – to keep someone or something safe Just what do they mean? crater – a big hole
holler – a loud cry or shout Just what do they mean? swamp – an area of muddy, wet land bluff – to pretend, to make someone believe something that isn’t true boisterous – wild and noisy
Time to Listen Grandma Elephant’s in Charge Read Aloud o Yesterday you listened to find out how the grown-up elephants take care of boisterous babies. o Today listen to find out why the other elephants follow the grandmother.
Time to Listen Why do the other elephants follow the grandmother? Elephants do not have many enemies that try to hunt them. Why do you think this is true? Read Aloud Grandma Elephant’s in Charge
What does Grandma Elephant do if the herd is in danger? What do you know about other animal families and what they do in dangerous situations? Have you ever seen a cat arching its back and fluffing up its fur? Why would a cat do this?
We have had words like made and hide. Long o (CVCe) rode = r o d e doze polejokeconehome stolerosedroveclose globefrozevotehope
We have had words like not, am, and will. Contractions n’t, ‘m, ‘ll A contraction is a short way to write two words as one. didn’t = did notI’m = I am we’ll = we willis not = isn’t they will = they’llcan not = can’t I’llcouldn’t it’llhasn’tshe’ll
1. The bones are as strong as stones. 2. Cole rode in a van all the way home. 3. The ice cream cone dripped on the red robe. 4. Rose spoke to Cole when she went to vote. 5. The zone froze as we dozed. 6. Close the box with the rope. 7. I chose the note from Hope. 8. The pole sloped down the hill. 9. The stove is very hot when you cook.
Review Rose isn’t home. “I’m looking at this globe,” said Dot. We’ll vote for Cole. Hope can’t close the box.
High-Frequency Words (There/Now) was a roar that made them frown. In hills and mountains, up and (inside/down). Animals came from far and wide. They made a circle-small ones (together/inside). (Down/Together) they stood, the time was (inside/now). Then all T. Rex could think was “WOW!” there now together down inside
Spelling Words homebone hopestone jokerose wokehose rodethose Objective: Segment sounds to spell words.
Test Time Go to your testing spots. The Big Circle
Pages 110-111 Days, Months, and Holidays Days of the week, months of the year, and holidays all begin with capital letters. The triceratops laid its eggs in March. Mother’s Day is next Sunday. Advice
Writing and Grammar Write a sentence about a holiday you like. Use capital letters correctly. _________________________________ _________________________________
Teach/Model: Periodical/Newsletter Newsletters, newspapers, and magazines include a variety of news stories. They tell what is currently happening in a local area, around the country, and all over the world.
Teach/Model: Periodical/Newsletter When I read an article, I first read the beginning of an article to find the title and author. The title gives me an idea of what the article is about. I read the first few paragraphs and ask who or what the article is about, and when and where events took place. Most articles also answer the questions why and how things happened. I look in the media center or library to find newspapers, newsletters, and magazines.
Practice: Periodical/Newsletter Write an article about a trip to the zoo for a class newspaper. Remember to stick to your subject. Organize your facts by answering who, what, when, where, why, and how. ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________
Wrap Up Your Week! How do animals work together to survive? Why is a group of animals safer from an enemy than an animal by itself? How does making a loud noise help protect an animal? How do you think the animals in a swamp form a community?
How Animals Work Together perform different roles within the group protect young from enemies stay in big groups for survival hunt for food How do animals work together to survive? older teaches the young watch out for danger
Preview Next Week Next week we will read about a forest community where both plants and animals need each other.