Marven of the Great North Woods
Unit 2 – Work and Play
Concept Question: What is the value of work and play?
Week 4 – Marven of the Great North Woods
Skills & Strategy
What is the value of a job well done?
Fact & Opinion
Singular Possessive Nouns
Challenge Spelling Words
Anticipation Guide: Fact & Opinion
Directions: Read each sentence below and correctly identify it as fact or opinion by placing a checkmark in the appropriate column.
The following day Paul marched through the timberlands posting help wanted signs.
Hundreds of thousands of loggers swarmed to Big Onion the next day.
Of course, as many people know, starting your own business isn’t easy.
Paul, however, was quite savvy and resourceful.
After posting another help wanted sign, Paul interviewed a man named Johnny Inkslinger.
Paul hired Johnny on the spot.
Click on the link below for a concept vocab web in Power Point.
Building Background - Child Labor
Watch the videos below to find out information about child labor during the Industrial Revolution.
Facts & Opinions
Read each sentence below and determine if they are fact or opinion statements.
- Mrs. Horvath works as a fourth-grade teacher at Colonel
John Siegfried Elementary School.
- Being a teacher is fun and challenging work.
- Many teachers at this school have master's degrees.
Facts - can be proven true or false
Opinions - cannot be proven true or false
- It is a belief or judgment.
- Look for clue words such as best, should,
beautiful, in my opinion, I think, I believe,
If you read a statement that is a fact, ask yourself how can it be checked? If you read a statement of opinion, ask yourself what are the clue words?
Build Background Knowledge
Complete a Venn Diagram comparing lumbering in the past to lumbering today. Think about the people, tasks, tools, transportation, environmental issues, and economics involving lumbering. Watch the videos below for more information.
Click on the link below to watch a video about the logging industry.
Discovery Education Video:
* Be sure to listen for figurative language: hyperboles & personification
A main idea is the most important idea about a topic. It is usually the first or last sentence in a paragraph. Sometimes it is in the middle of a paragraph or not stated at all. Then you need to use context clues to determine the main idea.
Supporting details tell more about the main idea.
Singular Possessive Nouns
To make a singular noun possessive simply add an apostrophe (') and s to the end of the word.
books belonging to the teacher = teacher's books
AWESOME GAMES to review possessive nouns!