Coyote School News

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    Coyote School News

    Unit 2 – Work and Play

     

    Concept Question: What is the value of work and play?

    Week 2 – Coyote School News

     

     

    Weekly Question

    Vocabulary Words

    Skills & Strategy

    Spelling Words

    How can we work together to achieve a goal?

    offers

    Draw Conclusions

    videos

    radios

    convince

    Setting

    teeth

    sheep

    energetic

    Vocab Strategy – Dictionary/Glossary

    potatoes

    cuffs

    bawling

    themselves

    beliefs

    coyote

    Regular Plural Nouns

    lives

    patios

    dudes

    leaves

    banjos

    roundup

     

    cliffs

    tornadoes

    spurs

     

    roofs

    tomatoes

    mesquite

     

    halves

    hoofs

    promoted

     

    moose

    loaves

     

     

    Challenge Spelling Words

     

     

    portfolios

    calves

     

     

    embargoes

    lassoes

     

     

    handkerchiefs

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Build Background - Web

    • Click on the file below to complete a web about life on a ranch.
    • Brainstorm what you know about working on a ranch.  Think about any books, movies, or TV shows you remember that have been set in the Southwest. 

     

    Guests herd cows across a river.

    Cattle drive at the Bitterroot Ranch

     

    Vocabulary

    What doe calves sound like when they are bawling?

    What do ranchers hear at night when a coyote is nearby?

    Why would a dude want to visit a ranch?

    What happens during a roundup on a ranch?

    To what does a cowhand attach a pair of spurs?

    The word coyote comes from a Spanish word that is based on a Native American word for the animal.

     

    Draw Conclusions

    Suppose you go to the bus stop.  Usually there are lots of kids there, but today you are the only one.  You wait and wait for the school bus, but it doesn't come.  Then one of your friends rides by on his bike.  What conclusion can you draw?

    • When you read, think about facts & details in the text to draw conclusions.
    • Think about what the text reminds you of from your own life, the world, or another text.  This prior knowledge helps you draw conclusions.

          facts & details                

        facts & details -----------> CONCLUSION

        facts & details  

    • Click on the links below to review drawing conclusions / making inferences.

    http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/inferchar.cfm

    http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/inferchar.cfm

     

    Vocabulary Strategy - Dictionary/Glossary

    • When you are reading and come to a word you don't know first try to sound the word out.  Break it into smaller chunks to look for familiar base words, prefixes, or suffixes.  Try replacing the word with another word that makes sense.  Use the context clues around the word to determine its meaning.  When all else fails ======> LOOK IN A DICTIONARY or GLOSSARY.
    • A glossary is found in the back of your book.
    • All entries (dictionary or glossary) are in alphabetical order.
    • Use the guide words at the top of the page to locate the word you are searching for.
    • Read the pronunciation to yourself and all the meanings given for the word.
    • Choose the meaning that makes sense in the sentence.
    • Click on the link below for more review.

    http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/dictless.cfm

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus.htm

    Regular Plural Nouns

    Rules for forming regular plural nouns:

    Noun ending
    Forming the plural
    Examples
    s, x, ch or sh
    Add -es
    boss - bosses
    tax - taxes
    bush - bushes
    consonant + y
    Change y to i
    then
    Add -es
    fly - flies
    try - tries
    country - countries
    most nouns
    Add -s
    cat - cats
    face - faces
    day - days

    http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/plural.htm

    http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/nounexplorer/index_pre.html

     

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