Grandfather's Journey

Week 3 – Grandfather’s Journey

 

Concept Question

Vocabulary Words

Skills & Strategy

Spelling Words

What can we learn about the United States as we travel?

lush valleys

Sequence

sweet

greet

coast

Graphic Organizers

each

season

route

Dictionary/Glossary

three

croak

amazed

Main Idea

least

shallow

bewildered

Subjects & Predicates

freedom

eagle

homeland

below

indeed

longed

 

throat

rainbow

sculptures

 

float

grown

still

 

foam

seaweed

towering

 

flown

hollow

 

 

Challenge Spelling Words

 

 

Halloween

seacoast

 

 

speedometer

cocoa

 

 

underneath

 



Concept Vocabulary Words

Traveling America

  • places:

        - lush valleys (having thick growth; covered with 

           growing things)

        - coast (the land along the sea)

  • equipment:

       - route (way to go; road)

 

Sequence

Think about the sequence our class follows to get ready for lunch each day.  Why is the order of these events important?

 

Building Background

  • People have come to the United States from all over the world.  These people are called immigrants.  Think about how life in other countries is like and unlike life in the United States.  Also, imagine what it is like to move to a new country.

  Possible Difficulties

             Good Experiences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Life in Japan

http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212302/japan.html


Origami

http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-swan.html


Video: Immigration

Click on the link below to watch a video about immigration.  Be sure to use the username: nasdgrade4  & password: student.

20 minutes

http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=C0AA0670-A79F-4633-B60D-0A36EA1D01EF&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US


Clips of Statue of Liberty

http://www.history.com/topics/united-states-immigration-to-1965/videos#the-statue-of-liberty


Ellis Island Immigration Video - Great Museums (27 minutes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-6r5D7Samg


Immigration Video (28 minutes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4wzVuXPznk



Interactive Web Research

Click on the link below to fully investigate immigration.

http://pbl-group-begh.wikispaces.com/G.A.2-Immigration


Vocabulary

* Click on the file below at the bottom of this page (Vocab-Grandfather's Journey) to view a PowerPoint about the vocabulary words.


Use context clues to determine the meaning of each vocabulary word and answer the questions below yes or no.

  1. Would someone from the country be amazed to see towering skyscrapers?
  2. Does a bewildered person understand something clearly?
  3. Is your homeland a new place to visit?
  4. Have you ever longed to see a friend who lives far away?
  5. Are you likely to find sculptures in a museum?
  6. Are you calm after you still your nerves?

 

Main Idea & Supporting Details

  • Main idea is the most important thing the author has to say.  It answers the question, "What is the point?"
  • Usually it is found in the first or last sentence or paragraph.  Sometimes it is in the middle.
  • Supporting details help prove the main idea.

    Main Idea Video

Extra Practice & Test Review

  • Test review - Click on the PowerPoint file at the bottom of this page to review vocabulary and comprehension questions to prepare for the test.


  • Click on the links below for more practice on skills and vocabulary learned during Grandfather's Journey.




  Subjects & Predicates Game
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/go_for_gold/content_builder/dswmedia/g6_complete_simple_subjects/nadia.htm
  • Click on the link below to watch the School House Rock video: The Tale of Mr. Morton.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGN_NxKIIFM


Hip Hop Version of The Tale of Mr. Morton


  • Click on the link below to hear a song about the Subject & Predicate in a Complete Sentence.




  • Subjects - tell who or what the sentence is about

 

  • Predicates - explain what happens to the subject (action part) / look for the verb in the sentence.

GAMES - Subjects & Predicates

Interactive Whiteboard Game
  • Click on the PowerPoint file at the bottom of the page to review.

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