2 Punxsutawney Phil: King of Groundhog Day I’m going to read an article about Groundhog Day.How do you or your parents find out what the weather will be the next day?
3 ComprehensionWhat is the main idea of paragraphs 2 and 3? What details support the idea that Phil is irritated?Asking groundhogs to predict the weather has a long history.He has been awakened twice; he sees no carrots or “treats”; he is chittering angry
4 Reading, writing, listening, & speaking! It’s time for . . .These are words . . .We use them for . . .VocabularyWords we want to knowReading, writing, listening, & speaking!
5 Native American Vocabulary ancestors: people one’s family comes from.
6 elders: people who are older and often wise, respected leaders in a group.
10 As I read, I can monitor my understanding and reread to clarify anything that is confusing. Remember, asking yourself questions while your read helps monitor your understanding.Does this make sense?Who are the main character(s)?What happened in the beginning, middle, and end?
11 Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details The topic is the general subject of a selection.The main idea is the most important idea in a passageThe supporting details are examples and bits of information that support the main idea.
12 Cluster Diagram PB pg. 146 TE 259A Listen to Dancing RainbowsPages Main Idea:Tewas respect earth.Details:Dances celebrate summer sun.Andy tells Curt to respect Mother Earth.PagesMain Idea:The Tewa Feast is important to Curt’s family.Details:Mom and relatives bake many loaves of bread.2. Andy says special prayers.PagesMain Idea:Dances are important to Tewas.Details:Andy says, “Dance with all your heart.”2. All Tewa dances are prayers.Topic:The Tewas and Their DancesPage 242 Main Idea:Tewas respect animals.Details:Three people dance in buffalo customes.People and animals once spoke the same language.
16 Reading, writing, listening, & speaking! It’s time for . . .These are words . . .We use them for . . .VocabularyWords we want to knowReading, writing, listening, & speaking!
17 Native American Vocabulary We will be going over your vocabulary words from Dancing Rainbows.
18 Native American Vocabulary ancestors: people one’s family comes from.
19 elders: people who are older and often wise, respected leaders in a group.
20 Topic, Main Idea, Supporting Details TE pg. 241Working with a partner you will pick out the main idea and supporting details of a paragraph given to you.
21 Plurals with –es Plural nouns name more than one thing. Plurals ending with ch, sh, x, and s are formed by –es.wish bench guessdress foxbus class
22 Practicing Plurals boxes of watches stitches on patches Rewrite these phrases. Underline the plurals, circling the added ending.boxes of watches stitches on patchesspeeches by bosses batches of axesmesses at circuses bunches of lunches
31 Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details We read many things in school and at home. In class, we read stories and chapters in our science and social studies books. In the hallway, we read signs like Exit and Office and School News. After school, we read the name of our bus, and we watch for the Walk signal when we cross the street. At home, we read directions when we play a game and when we follow a recipe to make Mom’s special cookies.
32 What is the most important idea in the paragraph? What is the topic? (What is the paragraph about?)What are the details?Now you are going to work with a partner to identify the topic, main idea, and details of a paragraph.
33 Plural Noun Song To change a singular noun into a plural noun (Sung to the Adams Family)To change a singular noun into a plural nounall you have to do-ois add an “S”To change a singular nounthat ends with an “s-s” (ch, sh, x)is add “ES”that ends with an “y”is drop the y-and add an “IES”
41 When You Are Finished After you finish your Weekly Skills Test: Make sure your name, date, and assignment are written clearly on the top left of the paper.Turn your test paper to me and put your answer key in the reading basket.Finish your Mountain Language.Read a book of your choice.