Because of Winn Dixie

  • Week 1 – Because of Winn Dixie

     

    Concept Question

    Vocabulary Words

    Skills & Strategy

    Spelling Words

    What experiences bring diverse peoples together?

    attention

    Sequence

    admire

    accident

    kindness

    Summarize

    magnet

    mitten

    understanding

    Suffixes (-ful,  -al)

    contest

    intend

    memorial

    Author’s Purpose

    method

    fabric

    grand

    Declarative & Interrogative Sentences

    custom

    flatten

    peculiar

    rally

    rascal

    prideful

    soccer

    gutter

    recalls

     

    engine

    mammal

    selecting

     

    sudden

    happen

    positive

     

    finger

    cannon

     

     

    Challenge Spelling Words

     

     

    dungeon

    thunderstorm

     

     

    magnify

    injury

     

     

    festival

     

    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 Background
    Click 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)

    Author's Purpose

    • 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

    Summarize

    • 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.


    Grammar Games

    http://languageartsgames.4you4free.com/sentence_structure.html


    http://www.edontheweb.com/the_ed_files_flash.asp?ModuleID=127&MovieName=Edontheweb3.swf

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