Because of Winn Dixie
Week 1 – Because of Winn Dixie
Skills & Strategy
What experiences bring diverse peoples together?
Suffixes (-ful, -al)
Declarative & Interrogative Sentences
Challenge Spelling Words
GLOGSTER - Research
- Click on the link below to view a Glog created by Mrs. Gaetaniello. You will research information about black bears. Then compare & contrast your research of black bears to that of another type of bear found in North America.
Build BackgroundClick on the link below to watch a 15 minute video about Florida black bears.Research more about black bears by clicking on the links below.Sequence
- order of events
- events in a story help you understand what you are reading
- summarizing events as you read can help you remember important information
Clue Words: first, next, then, after that, before, later, yesterday, tomorrow, finally, etc.
- look for clue words, phrases, and dates to help put events in a story in order
Suffixes (-ful, -al)
- -ful can make a word mean "full of ____"
(example: careful = full of care)
- -al can make a word mean "of or like ____"
(example: fictional = like fiction)
- inform (usually has a lot of factual information)
- persuade (tries to convince the reader to believe something the author does)
- entertain (usually fictional, humorous, written for pleasure)
- express thoughts or feelings
- putting the main events in a story / text / passage in order using YOUR OWN WORDS
- summarizing is different from retelling a story because only the main ideas are used and not as many details
- 5 Magical Words to Summarize a Story (usually fiction): Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then
Example using the 5 Magic Words to summarize the story of Cinderella:
Somebody - Cinderella
Wanted - to go to the royal ball
But - her wicked stepmother & stepsisters wouldn't let her
So - her fairy godmother granted her a wish to let her go to the ball until midnight
Then - she left the ball in a hurry and eventually married the prince
4 Types of Sentences
- Declarative - a telling sentence, also called a statement / ends in a (.)
Mrs. Horvath loves to read children's books.
- Interrogative - a question sentence / ends in a (?)
Do you know Mrs. Horvath's favorite book?
- Exclamatory - a sentence read with excitement or emotion / ends in a (!)
How wonderful this book is to read!
- Imperative - a command / ends in a (.)
Watch out for the surprise ending.