Docstoc

04 Woodsong

Document Sample
04 Woodsong Powered By Docstoc
					      ―Woodsong‖


        By Gary Paulsen
Illustrated by Lee Christiansen
   Genre: Personal Narrative




    • http://harcourtschool.com/activity/book_buddy/5woodsong/building.html
Day One
        About Gary Paulsen
• Official Website
• Biography
• Harcourt
           Spelling Words
Level     Double     Metal      Evil
Travel    Couple     Needle Battle
Candle    Article    Equal      Civil
Capital   Original   Individual Material
Angel     Camel      Illegal    Stencil
Spelling
 http://harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/go_for_gold/content_builder/dswmedia/g5_more_nouns/nadia.htm
                    http://harcourtschool.com/activity/basketball/index.html
               Summary
• Gary Paulsen describes his beloved sled
  dog Storm. Through their relationship, the
  author came to better understand himself
  and the meaning of friendship, loyalty and
  teamwork.

• PERSONAL NARRATIVE
        Building Background
• What do you already know about sled
  dogs and their owners?
• What kind of dog is best suited for living
  and working in cold climates?
• Why is it important for sled-dog mushers
  to have a good relationship with their
  dogs?
• Woodsong Build Background
        Read Aloud Questions
• What words help you picture a friendly dog?

• Why do you think the author chose to write
  about this topic?

• Why do you think some dogs are quicker than
  others to get angry?

• Do you prefer to listen to nonfiction selections or
  stories on this topic? Why?
       • http://harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/rsr/build1/RR_e_5_10.htm
 http://harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade5/skill16/woodsong.htm
    Summarize and Paraphrase
Summarize this paragraph:
           What does it take to become a successful gymnast? First of
all, it takes a certain amount of natural ability. A good gymnast is first
and foremost a good athlete. He or she must have an excellent sense
of balance. Besides ability, a gymnast must be physically fit. Fitness
is achieved by eating well and by exercising to build up stamina.
Obviously, a gymnast also needs instruction in the sport of
gymnastics. It’s important to have good basic training and continual
coaching. Finally, a successful gymnast is dedicated. Without
dedication, he or she would never be able to put in the hours of
practice that are required, day after day and year after year.
   To become a successful gymnast, a person must have natural
   ability, be physically fit, have good instruction, and be dedicated.

How would you paraphrase this paragraph?
Summarize and Paraphrase
How would you paraphrase the following sentences?

1. I have every confidence in you.        I know you can do it.

2. Everyone who has owned dogs has an
   abundance of anecdotes about the amazing
   and amusing things dogs do. Dog owners have lots of stories
                                       about the amazing and funny
                                       things dogs do.

3. Yes, the bond between people and dogs is
   an intimate one, and it has grown for the
   thousands of years that people and dogs
   have lived and worked together. Dogs and people have grown
                                           closer during the thousands of
                                           years they have been together.
                Vocabulary
•   resembled
•   bulk
•   pointedly
•   harness
•   retired
•   disengage
•   snort
Vocabulary in Context
                resembled
• re-sem-bled
• was or looked like
• ―The twins used to
  look identical, but
  resembled each other
  less and less as they
  grew up.‖
• verb
                      bulk
• bulk
• large size or mass
• ―The massive ogre
  threw its bulk against
  the door.‖
• noun
                  pointedly
• point-ed-ly
• clearly noticeable;
  done with emphasis
• ―Kara pointedly asked
  Michelle why she
  hadn’t been invited to
  her party.‖
• adverb
                   harness
• har-ness
• straps or bands used
  to hitch an animal to a
  cart, plow, or other
  piece of equipment
• ―The harness
  fastened the horse to
  the carriage.‖
• noun
                  retired
• re-tired
• removed from a job
  because of advancing
  age
• ―Michael Jordan’s
  basketball number
  was retired when he
  stopped playing the
  sport.‖
• verb
                 disengage
• dis-en-gage
• to loosen, detach, or
  free from something
  that holds
• ―The spacecraft can
  disengage itself from
  the space station.‖
• verb
                     snort
• snort
• to force air violently
  and noisily through
  the nostrils
• ―I made my brother
  laugh so hard, I heard
  him snort loudly.‖
• verb
                  Sequence of Events
     Place the following events in order:


1.
2.
3.                                     A. Storm growled at the heavy stove, ―the
                                       enemy‖.
4.                                     B. Storm dropped the stick one day because
                                       the author was pushing the dogs too hard.
5.                                     C. Storm played jokes on the other sled dogs.
                                       D. The author always knew he was doing the
6.                                     right thing if he saw the stick in Storm’s mouth.
                                       E. Storm played jokes on the author.
                 F. Storm communicated with the author by
                 carrying a stick.
Day Two
 Summarize and Paraphrase
   ―Everyone who has owned dogs has an
abundance of anecdotes about the amazing and
amusing things dogs do. Every few months it
seems a newspaper article appears about a dog
who has rescued a small child from drowning or
saved its owners from a fire. Yes, the bond
between people and dogs is an intimate one,
and it has grown for the thousands of years that
people and dogs have lived and worked
together.‖
• Which is the best summary of the
  paragraph?

• A.) People and dogs have been closely
  associated for thousands of years.
• B.) Most people love dogs and have lots of
  stories to tell about them.
• C.) Dogs have rescued thousands of
  people over the years.
• D.) Stories about dogs often occur in the
  newspaper.
• Which is the best paraphrase of the first
  sentence?

• ―Everyone who has owned dogs has an
  abundance of anecdotes about the amazing and
  amusing things dogs do.‖

• F.) Dog owners have lots of stories about the
  amazing and funny things dogs do.
• G.) Everyone who owns dogs like them.
• H.) People who own dogs complain about their
  dogs.
• J.) Everyone who has owned dogs tells jokes
  about the funny things their dogs do.
• Which is the best paraphrases of the last
  sentence?

―Yes, the bond between people and dogs is an
  intimate one, and it has grown for the thousands
  of years that people and dogs have lived and
  worked together.‖

• A.) Dogs and people have always had a close
  association.
• B.) Dogs and people have had the same
  relationship for thousands of years.
• C.) Dogs have been forced to do work for people
  for thousands of years.
• D.) Dogs and people have grown closer during
  the thousands of years they have been together.
        Summarize and Paraphrase Practice
 Read the Meet the Author information on page 215. Pay attention to the
 three quotes from Gary Paulsen. Match each of the following paraphrases
 with the quote from page 215.
1. Gary realized that he had no option but to be a writer for the rest of his
   life, even if he was never successful.
    ―I knew…that whether I was successful or not, whether it worked or not, I
    would write until I died. I had absolutely no choice.‖

2. He had always yearned to be a successful author but was very surprised
   when it happened.
    ―I have become what I hoped for…and sometimes prayed for, and never,
    not in a million years, thought I would become—a successful author.‖
3. Gary Paulsen discovered the wonderful world of reading when he
   happened to go into the library and a kind librarian offered him a card.
   ―One day as I was walking past the public library in twenty-below temperatures…I
   went in to get warm and, to my absolute astonishment, the librarian asked me if I
   wanted a library card…When she handed me the card, she handed me the
   world.‖
       Figurative Language
• Simile: a comparison between two things,
  using the word like or as
• Metaphor: a comparison between two
  things in which one thing is said to be
  another
• Hyperbole: an exaggeration for special
  effect
• Personification: animals or objects are
  given human traits
   Figurative Language Practice
What type of figurative language does each sentence represent? What is
the meaning of the underlined words?

1. The newly waxed car gleamed like a polished apple. Simile - shiny
2. That new skyscraper is as high as Mount Everest. Hyperbole – very tall
                                                                    Metaphor – gripped
3. The strands of ivy were octopi clinging to the building walls.   tightly
4. There was no moon, but the stars were sparkling jewels in the night sky.
                                                        Metaphor – stars sparkled

5. Trees ringed the meadow, as silent and still as sentinels.
                                                                Simile – like guards
6. Storm did a double take and sat up. Personification – couldn’t believe what he saw
7. Storm was built like a truck. Simile – big and strong
8. John told her a million times to get off the phone. Hyperbole – had asked her
                                                       many times
Practice:
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tuto
r/grade5/skill9/woodsong.html
                        Analogies
•    An analogy is a statement that shows how two
     words in one pair are related in the same way as
     two words in another pair.
•    Disengage is to loosen as attach is to fasten.
1.                                          speak
     Snort is to breathe as shout is to __________.
2.   Attach is to disengage as advance is to _______.
                                                   retreat
3.                                           _________.
     Hurry is to saunter as pointedly is to casually; unintentionally
4.   Resembled is to matched as said is to ________.
                                                claimed, stated

5.   Bulk is to size as brightness is to ____________.
                                         light
                           Antonyms
• An antonym is a word that means the
  opposite of another word, such as
  happiness and sadness, or up and down.
Give an antonym for each underlined word.
1. I pointedly ignored Joe’s rude question.   casually; polite
2. Marie was asleep all night.   awake; day
3. I helped my uncle disengage the horse’s harness.   no antonym; attach
4. The horse gave a snort as he was freed.
                                               no antonym; trapped
How To Expository Essay
Graphic Organizer
Use of a graphic organizer helps you
organize your ―How To‖ Essay.

The beginning explains what process
you are going to discuss. It is still an
introductory paragraph and should lead
your reader into your essay in an
interesting way so they want to continue
reading.

The second paragraph explains the
materials needed, and needs to include
a topic sentence, as all paragraphs do.

The third and possibly fourth paragraph
uses transition words (first, next, then,
after that, finally, last) to illustrate the
steps needed to successfully complete
the task to be taught.

The final paragraph concludes the
process and wraps up the essay. Try to
stay away from clichés such as, ―And
now you know hot to make…‖

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:59
posted:11/4/2011
language:English
pages:34