The King in the Kitchen
Unit 4 – Puzzles & Mysteries
Concept Question: Is there an explanation for everything?
Week 3 – The King in the Kitchen
Skills & Strategy
How can a mistake turn into a success?
Character & Setting
Dictionary / Glossary
Monitor & Fix
Pronouns & Antecedents
Challenge Spelling Words
How are these concepts related? In order to be an inventor, why would you need selling ideas? What type of work ethic should you have?
Selling Ideas Work
advertising concentrate - - secret
Characters & Setting
Think back to the story The Houdini Box. What character traits would you use to describe Victor? What does Victor do or say in the story to support those traits?
- Characters - people (sometimes animals) in a story
- important to notice what character say and do in a
story as well as how they interact with other
- looking baack over a text helps you get a better idea
of what a character is like
What Character Says -
What Character Does - - - - - - CHARACTER
How Character Interacts -
- Setting - when & where a story takes place
Vocab Strategy: Dictionary / Glossary
Use a dictionary or glossary to find out the meaning of an unknown word.
1. Look at the first letter in the unfamiliar word.
2. Open the dictionary or glossary to the section for that letter. (Remember the words will be in alphabetical order.)
3. Find the word.
4. Read the entry for the word. If the word has more than one meaning, decide which meaning fits in the sentence.
5. Try that meaning in the sentence to see if it makes sense.
Vocabulary Game --> http://www.quia.com/rr/399945.html
Remember graphic sources are important pieces of your reading. They can be pictures, graphs, charts, timelines, etc. and usually have captions to explain them. Graphic sources often give information that is not in the text.
Do not skip over graphic sources!
Build Background Knowledge
Print out the chart below called Build Background - prediction chart. Take a picture walk through the story to complete the chart. When finished reading The King in the Kitchen finish filling out the chart.
Print out the vocabulary cards below to play a concentration-type game. Match the correct vocabulary word to its definition.
Summarize Story Elements
See if you can go through The King in the Kitchen and determine the story elements:
Characters, Setting, Plot, Theme
Characters - who is in the story
Setting - when & where the story takes place
Plot - the problem the characters face, the events that happen when they try to solve the problem, the resolution to the problem (how was it fixed?)
Theme - the lesson or moral the characters learned
Another way to easily summarize a fictional story is to use 5 MAGIC WORDS:
Interactive Story Elements
To read about interesting inventions click on the links below.
The King took the soup and threw it on the floor.
What is the pronoun in the sentence?
What does the pronoun refer to?
- Pronoun - a word that take the place of a noun or nouns
Ex: he, she, mine, them, they, we, us, you, I, it
- Antecedent - the word or words that a pronoun replaces
- A pronoun should agree with its antecedent in number and gender.
- Before you use a pronoun, ask yourself:
- Is the pronoun singular or plural? (number)
- Is the pronoun masculine, feminine, or neuter?
Interactive Pronoun Games
Check out BigDog comments on pronouns & antecedents by clicking on the link below.
Take a quiz on pronouns & antecedents.
Click on the worksheets below for practice.
Rules for Punctuation Dialogue
- A comma usually separates the speaker from the quotation.
- Begin the first word of the quotation with a CAPITAL LETTER.
- Quotation marks surround the speaker’s words.
- Usually place end punctuation inside the quotation marks.
- Begin a new paragraph whenever there is a change of speakers.
- Ex: (Speaker first) Isaiah exclaimed, “I love writing class!”
- Ex: (Speaker last) “I read this book already,” Hannah advised.
Quote with ? or !
- When a quotation ends in a question mark or an exclamation, do not add a comma.
- Ex: “Where are we going?” Devan asked.
- When a quotation is interrupted in the middle by the speaker end the first part of the quotation with quotation marks. Begin the second part with quotation marks. Use commas to separate the quotation from the speaker.
- Ex: “Oh no,” Sam declared, “I missed my bus!”