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Through Grandpa's Eyes

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									Imagination
Unit 3: Open Court Through Grandpa’s Eyes

Word Knowledge
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. nowhere doorknobs stairway waterfall blackbird cattail outside riverbank know no I eye sun son marigolds violets peonies carnations spice exercises face replace circle clay rain awake face chain

S1. And Maggie lives next door in an old wooden house with rooms. S2. The sun wakes Grandpa differently from the way it wakes me. S3. Then I try to exercise with my eyes closed. S4. An artist can sculpt a face out of clay.

What do these words have in common?

1. nowhere 2. blackbird

doorknobs stairway waterfall cattail outside riverbank

Lines 1 and 2 are compound words

3.

know

no

I

eye

sun

son

Line 3 are homophones. What are the different meanings? Who could use each word in a sentence?

What is the same with these words?

 marigolds
 

violets

peonies

carnations

They are semantically related – they are all names of flowers. Can you name other flower names to add to our list?

 spice exercises
   

face

replace

circle

They all have the soft sound for the letter c. The c is usually soft when it is followed by an e, i, or y. Read this word: cello The word cello is found in the story and is an exception to the rule.

What is the spelling pattern in the next set of words?

 clay
  

rain

awake

face

chain

These words are found in the story “Through Grandpa’s Eyes.” The words all have the long /a/ sound. What are the spellings for the long /a/ sound in each word?

 _ay

ai_ a_e

           

carved to cut carefully burrow make a snug, warm place deep and narrow like a tunnel exercises physical activity for fitness bow a wooden rod with horsehairs stretched from end to end used to play a stringed instrument imitating to be or appear like; mimic sculpture statue or art object that’s carved in 3-D (dimensional)

 carved
 burrow

 exercises
 bow

 imitating
 sculpture

 What do you know about blindness?  How do blind people manage their day-to-day activities?  How might imagination help a blind person with his/her daily activities?  How does imagination help seeing people understand what being blind might be like?  What senses do blind people rely on to help them see the world?

 The story you are about to read is written by Patricia MacLachlan. She is the author of the award winning book Sarah, Plain, and Tall.  “Through Grandpa’s Eyes” is a realistic fiction story. This means:  The actions and characters seem real, even though they are invented by the author.

First Read: Read Aloud

Focus Question: What are the five senses? How do you think losing one of the senses might affect the others?

1st Read-Checking Comprehension

Who uses imagination in this story? How do they do it? What does the title have to do with what happens in the story? What do you think John learns about the way his grandfather sees things?

Grammar: Sensory Adjectives
 What are our 5 senses?  see feel smell taste hear

 Sensory Adjectives tell how things look, feel, smell, taste, and sound.  What sense is being used for each sensory adjective?     salty loud small bumpy

Day2: Word Knowledge
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. nowhere doorknobs stairway waterfall blackbird cattail outside riverbank know no I eye sun son marigolds violets peonies carnations spice exercises face replace circle clay rain awake face chain

 Read the word and clap the syllables.  Look at line 2 only. Pick a word and use it in a sentence to begin a story. Another students will continue the story by giving a sentence using another word from that line.

S1. And Maggie lives next door in an old wooden house with rooms. S2. The sun wakes Grandpa differently from the way it wakes me. S3. Then I try to exercise with my eyes closed. S4. An artist can sculpt a face out of clay.

 carved -to cut carefully  burrow -make a snug, warm place deep and narrow like a tunnel  exercises -physical activity for fitness  bow -a wooden rod with horsehairs stretched from end to end used to play a stringed instrument

 imitating -to be or appear like; mimic
 sculpture -statue or art object that’s carved in 3-D (dimensional)

 carved
 burrow

 exercises
 bow

 imitating
 sculpture

Vocabulary Practice
 Match the vocabulary word with its correct definition.

 carved  burrow  exercises  bow cozy  imitate

-something used to make music -to copy -carefully cut -to get nice and -what you do to stay healthy

Vocabulary Practice: Sentences
carved burrow exercises bow imitate

 Jay’s kitten likes to ________________ under the blankets.  Use a _________to play the violin.  The clown will _____________ the horse to make us laugh.  Dad _____________the turkey on Thanksgiving Day.  How many _____________do you do each morning?

Author‟s Purpose: Determine the author’s purpose for writing the text. This gives readers an idea of what they can expect to find in the text.

Listen to CD of story

Reading and Responding (day 3)
Meet the Author  Patricia MacLachlan grew up watching the people around her read. How do you think this encouraged her love of reading?  Children learn from their families. If children see their parents read, they are more likely to read themselves.  Many of MacLachlan’s stories reflect her interest in family life. In what way is that shown in “Through Grandpa’s Eyes”?  John‟s love for Grandpa; the way that John and his grandfather teach each other things; and the way Nana smiles in her voice.

Look at Sound Spelling Card 33 What are the spellings for the long a sound? Let’s brainstorm words that have:  the long a sound l l l the short a sound

Sensory Adjectives
What is a sensory adjective?
A sensory adjective tells how things look, feel, smell, taste, and sound.

 Identify the sensory adjectives:

 At the county fair, I petted soft, brown rabbits and ate salty, yellow corn on the cob.
 soft, brown, salty, yellow

 The rough wood on the banister had sharp splinters.
 rough, sharp

 The shiny sculpture was covered in wet clay.
 shiny, wet

Word Analysis
 direction
 What is the base word?

 direct and direction are part of the same base word family.
 What does direct mean?

 to control; to guide
 What does direction mean?

 guidance; control
 Let’s reinforce base word families by doing Spelling Workbook p. 50-51

 Sound out the words:

 knitted  gnat  limb  muscle

knowing gnome numb muscular

knotted gnawing ghost nation

island national

 The strong horse‟s body was muscular.  The rat had been gnawing on the cheese.  “That something else,” says Nana smiling, “is the marigolds.”

What do lines 1-3 have in common?

 knitted knowing  gnat gnome  limb numb

knotted gnawing ghost

island

 They all have short or long vowel sounds.  They have irregular spellings for the /n/, /m/, /g/, and /l/ sound.

 What does line 4 have in common?

 muscle muscular nation

national

 Two sets of words are in the same word family.  What part of speech are each of the words?

 muscle muscular nation  noun adjective noun

national adjective

 What rule was followed when muscle became muscular?

 Drop the „e‟ before adding a suffix.

 The strong horse‟s body was muscular.  The rat had been gnawing on the cheese.  “That something else,” says Nana smiling, “is the marigolds.”
 In sentence 1, which word has a short and long vowel sound?

 muscular
 Find the word in sentence 2 that has silent letters (irregular spelling).

 gnawing
 Identify the word in sentence 3 that has a silent vowel sound.

 else.

 carved -to cut carefully  burrow -make a snug, warm place deep and narrow like a tunnel  exercises -physical activity for fitness  bow -a wooden rod with horsehairs stretched from end to end used to play a stringed instrument

 imitating -to be or appear like; mimic
 sculpture -statue or art object that’s carved in 3-D (dimensional)

     

carved burrow exercises bow imitating sculpture

 Now let’s practice applying the words to our picture cards.

Buddy Read

 Author’s Purpose:



explain

entertain

inform

persuade

As you read with your partner answer these questions:

1. How did Grandpa perform his daily activities without using his vision? 2. How did Grandpa use his imagination? 3. How did John use his imagination? 4. What things did John notice when he closed his eyes?

Long /a/ sound

Let’s brainstorm names (proper nouns) that have the long /a/ sound.

Word Analysis
 sternly  She says it sternly. But grandpa is right. Her voice smiles to me.         What does sternly mean? harshly said; strictly spoken Circle the base word in sternly. stern What does stern mean? harsh or strict What part of speech is stern? ….sternly? stern = noun sternly = adverb

 Descriptions and poetry often use sensory adjectives.
 My rough skin Craves the pulsing heat of the sun The soaring birds rest On my sinewy arms My rustling hair Provides comforting shelter What am I?
What are the sensory adjectives?

rough, pulsing, soaring, sinewy, rustling, and comforting
Who knows the answer to the poem?

Tree  Let’s practice using descriptive words in our Comprehension Workbook p. 60-61

Day 4:

 Sound out the words:

   

knitted gnat limb muscle

knowing gnome numb muscular

knotted gnawing ghost nation

island national

 The strong horse‟s body was muscular.  The rat had been gnawing on the cheese.  “That something else,” says Nana smiling, “is the marigolds.”

 knitted  gnat  limb  muscle

knowing gnome numb muscular

knotted gnawing ghost nation

island national

 Say the word, circle it, and then use the word in a sentence.  Who can extend the sentence by adding to the beginning, end, or by adding adjectives or adverbs?

 Take out your dictation booklets and blue pens and let’s begin our dictation!  If you need help, remember to ask:

 “What is the spelling for the __ sound in _______?”  Line 1: ___________ ____________  Line 2: ___________ ____________  Challenge word: ________________  Sentence:______________________________ ______________________________________

     

carved burrow exercises bow imitating sculpture

 Now let’s practice the words by matching the words with the definitions on our pocket chart.

Popcorn Read: Literary Elements

 What is point of view?  It is revealed by the person telling the story.
 Look for clues that tell who the storyteller might be. Circle the words in the sentence that are clues and tell who the storyteller is.

 “Of all the houses that I know, I like my grandpa‟s best.”
 John

 “Where‟s Nana?”
 John

 “Close your eyes, John, and look through my eyes.”
 Grandpa

 “Two eggs, at nine o‟clock and toast at two o‟clock…”
 Nana

Reading Response
1. How does John’s grandpa see things? 2. How is John able to see things through his grandpa’s eyes? 3. This story shows a special friendship between John and his grandpa. What other stories have you read about special friendships? 4. Have you ever tried to feel what someone else was feeling? How did you do it? 5. What does “Through Grandpa’s Eyes” tell us about imagination?

Word Analysis
Read: play

Can you think of words that would be in the same base word family as play? playful, playing, player, players, playfulness


								
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