The Stranger

  • Unit 3 – Patterns in Nature

     

    Concept Question: What are some patterns in nature?

     

    Week 1 – The Stranger

     

    Weekly Question

    Vocabulary Words

    Skills & Strategy

    Spelling Words

    What changes in nature take place in the fall?

    crops

    Cause & Effect 

    watched

    happened

    grow

    Compare & Contrast

    watching

    happening

    barren

    danced

    noticed

    sprout

    Context Clues

    dancing

    noticing

    draft

    Ask Questions

    studied

    robbed

    etched

    Action & Linking Verbs

    studying

    robbing

    frost

    stopped

    slipped

    parlor

     

    stopping

    slipping

    fascinated

     

    dried

    hurried

    terror

     

    drying

    hurrying

    timid

     

    Challenge Spelling Words

     

     

    answered

    magnifying

     

     

    answering

    interfered

     

     

    magnified

    interfering

     

    Concept Vocabulary

    In which season (fall, winter, spring, or summer) would the following words most likely occur:

    • sprout
    • crops wilt
    • crops grow
    • barren

     

    Greek Mythology & Videos

    Click on the link below to learn more information about different Greek myths. 

    http://greece.mrdonn.org/myths.html



    Click on the link to watch a video about the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone.

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrmQYsMnl14




    Multiple-Meaning Words             = words with more than one meaning

    • Look for clues to decide which meaning the author is using.
    • Try the meaning you know.  Does it make sense?
    • If not, try to think of another meaning. 
    • If that doesn't work either, look the word up in the glossary or dictionary.

    Check out this website for more practice with multiple-meaning words. 

    http://www.quia.com/quiz/285436.html

     

    Genre: Fantasy

    In fantasy there are character, settings, or plot events that could never happen in the real world.  For example, animals and plants are talking.



    The Stranger Video


    http://youtu.be/yc-E50ZE8ds


     



    Cause & Effect

    Cause - why something happens

    Effect - what happens

    • sometimes a cause has more than one effect
    • clue words: because, so, therefore, as a result of, since

    Example:

    Last summer it rained for two weeks straight.  The river behind my house overflowed its banks.  The park next to the river flooded. 

    What happened?  The river overflowed it banks. (Effect - 1)

    What made this happen?  It rained for two weeks straight.  (Cause)

    Did anything else happen because of this?  The park next to the river flooded.  (Effect - 2)

    Example: (Try to determine the cause and effect in each sentence below.)

    I stayed up and watched a late movie last night, so I am very tired today.

    Since I forgot my spelling book at school, I was not able to complete my homework and received a checkmark.

    Check out the website below for more practice.

    http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/causeeffectl.cfm

    http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/a/causeandeffectl.cfm

    http://fcit.usf.edu/fcat/strategies/ce/default.htm

     

    Building Background Knowledge

    Complete the concept map file attached to the bottom of this page.  Write down sights, sounds, smell, and events you associate with the season of FALL/AUTUMN.

    As you read the story, The Stranger, think about how the seasonal patterns usually associated with fall influence the characters and events.

     

    Lesson Vocabulary

    Match a vocabulary word with each three-item list below to fit the category.

    • bedroom, kitchen, family room
    • fear, fright, panic
    • breeze, windstorm, puff of air
    • snow, ice, hail
    • shy, fearful, nervous
    • scratched, carved, engraved
    • amazed, awed, curious

    Analogies - comparisons between pairs of related words

    Examples:

    Bravery is to courage as fear is to terror. (synonyms)

    Paint is to brushed as acid is to etched. (object & action)

    Bold is to timid as bored is to fascinated. (antonyms)


    Compare & Contrast

    Compare - tell how two or more things are ALIKE

    Contrast - tell how two or more things are DIFFERENT

    http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/m/comparecontrastl.cfm

     

    Action & Linking Verbs


    Action Verbs

    • words that show action (ex: run, jump, swim)
    • sometimes action verbs describe action that you cannot see (ex: think, understand, love)

    http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/grammar/actionlinking.htm

     

    Linking Verbs

    • do not show action
    • tell what the subject is or what the subject is like
    • common linking verbs - am, is, are, was, were, seem, appear, become, feel

       (ex: The man was alive.  He seemed very strange.)

     


    Learn More About Why Seasons Change:

    Discovery Education Video (17 minutes)

    Username: nasdgrade4

    Password: student

    http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=5660F42F-3E5D-483F-99B7-B0EEED2AEB60


    Weather Smart: Climate (15 minutes)

    http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=A47C6070-863F-46D8-AE87-06E1D7BACD70


    Elementary Video Adventures: Weather & Climate (7 minutes)

    http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=25B0B2A7-D01A-43D3-90BC-BC94FC1258F3




    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3077384/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuiQvPLWziQ (This YouTube video gives an easy explanation and great graphics to explain why seasons change.)

    http://www.christiananswers.net/kids/edn-seasons.html (Note: This is a Christian website.  I included it on this page because it has great graphic illustrations and simple explanations to help explain why seasons change.)

     

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