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									A Piece of Home

   Open Court
  Unit 6 Lesson 6
       Day 1
        Building Background
• What other stories have you read that tell
  about what it is like to move to a new
  land?
• Have you or any of your family members
  ever had to move to a new land?
• Why might people want to leave their
  native country and move to a new land?
                  Genre
• “A Piece of Home” is an example of
  realistic fiction.
• A work of realistic fiction has characters
  that do things that real people and animals
  would do.
• The places in the story are real or seem
  real.
• The story tells about things that could
  really happen.
      Background Information

                                  Russia
 America




•The family in this story traveled from Russia to
America.
                  llustrations
• There are a lot of things in this story that
  are from Russia and may be unfamiliar to
  you.
• You can use the illustrations to help you
  understand some of the unfamiliar items
  you will read about.
       Preview and Prepare
• Look at the title, the pictures and the
  words.
• Look for any clues, problems, or
  wonderings.
• Be ready to share your answers with the
  class.
       Vocabulary Strategies
• Context Clues: Use the other words in the
  sentence or paragraph to figure out a
  word. Look for CLUE words to help you.
• Word Structure: The meaning of a word
  can be figured out by using the prefix,
  base word, or suffix.
• Apposition: The word is followed by the
  definition, which is often set off by
  commas
         Selection Vocabulary
•   journey
•   treasure
•   strange
•   passport
•   Russian
                 journey
• The long journey begins at the airport,
  filled with noise.
                journey
• The long journey begins at the airport,
  filled with noise.
• The journey from our home to the camp
  site took six hours.
                journey
• The long journey begins at the airport,
  filled with noise.
• The journey from our home to the camp
  site took six hours.
• Definition: a long trip
                   journey
Sacagawea led Lewis and Clark in their journey
  across the country.
                treasure
• “Only one special treasure for each of us,”
  says Papa.
                treasure
• “Only one special treasure for each of us,”
  says Papa.
• My grandmother’s necklace is my only
  treasure.
                treasure
• “Only one special treasure for each of us,”
  says Papa.
• My grandmother’s necklace is my only
  treasure.
• Definition: money, jewels or other things
  that are valuable
                  treasure
The chest had a treasure of gold and jewelry.
                 strange
• The other food tastes strange.
                strange
• The other food tastes strange.
• The shoes the people in the new country
  wore looked strange.
                  strange
• The other food tastes strange.
• The shoes the people in the new country
  wore looked strange.
• Definition: not familiar; something different
                   strange
The strange trees looked different from the trees
  we usually see.
              passport
• Papa and Mama are busy with passports
  and papers.
              passport
• Papa and Mama are busy with passports
  and papers.
• When we arrived overseas, we had to
  show our passports before leaving the
  airport.
               passport
• Papa and Mama are busy with passports
  and papers.
• When we arrived overseas, we had to
  show our passports before leaving the
  airport.
• Definition: a document given to a person
  to show what country they are from.
                  passport
With a passport you can travel from one country to
 another.
               Russian
• Aunt Marissa says, “Ah, I remember the
  good Russian tea we used to make from
  the samovar at home.”
               Russian
• Aunt Marissa says, “Ah, I remember the
  good Russian tea we used to make from
  the samovar at home.”
• My cousin can speak Russian and
  English.
                Russian
• Aunt Marissa says, “Ah, I remember the
  good Russian tea we used to make from
  the samovar at home.”
• My cousin can speak Russian and
  English.
• Definition: the language, people and things
  from Russia.
                  Russian
The Russian hat and dolls are both from Russia.
    Comprehension Strategies
• Making Connections
  – This reminds me of…
     • Text to text
     • Text to self
     • Text to world
• Monitoring and Clarifying
  – I didn’t understand that part. Maybe I should read
    that again or ask a question.
• Asking Questions
  – Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
• Summarizing
  – In my own words…
  – The important parts of the story were…
               Capitalization
• Remember that the following things are
  always capitalized:
  – the word I
  – proper nouns
  – people’s titles
  – people’s initials
             Conjunctions
• A conjunction is a word that connects
  words or ideas in a phrase or sentence.
• Examples of conjunctions:
  – and
  – but
  – or
              Interjections
• An interjection is a word that shows
  feelings and can stand alone as a
  sentence.
  – Ouch!
  – Wow!
               Punctuation
• Commas
  – Commas are always used before quotation
    marks that begin a speaker’s exact words.
• Apostrophes
  – Apostrophes are used to make contractions
    and possessives.
• Colons
  – Colons are used to introduce a list or to
    separate the hour and the minutes when
    writing the time.
A Piece of Home

   Open Court
  Unit 6 Lesson 6
       Day 2
       Selection Vocabulary
• journey: noun. A long trip
• treasure: noun. Money, jewels, or other
  things that are valuable
• strange: adj. Not familiar
• passport: noun. A document given to a
  person to show what country the person is
  a citizen of
• Russian: adj. Relating to Russia, its
  people or their language
               Synonyms
Synonyms: Choose the word that means the
   same or about the same as the
   underlined word.
1. The family went on a long journey.
  a. trip
  b. walk
2. The new home felt strange.
  a. unusual
  b. normal
    Comprehension Strategies
• Making Connections
  – This reminds me of…
     • Text to text
     • Text to self
     • Text to world
• Monitoring and Clarifying
  – I didn’t understand that part. Maybe I should read
    that again or ask a question.
• Asking Questions
  – Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
• Summarizing
  – In my own words…
  – The important parts of the story were…
     Discussing Strategy Use
• How did you clarify confusing words and
  passages?
• What questions did you ask as you read?
• Where did you pause in the reading to
  summarize?
• What connections did you make between
  the reading and what you already know?
           Word Sort
German ending –el   French ending –et
      nickel
      pretzel
           Word Sort
German ending –el   French ending –et
      nickel            buffet
      pretzel
           Word Sort
German ending –el   French ending –et
      nickel            buffet
      pretzel           beret
           Word Sort
German ending –el   French ending –et
      nickel            buffet
      pretzel           beret
                        ballet
         Multicultural Words
• Culture is a word describing the arts,
  beliefs, and customs that a group of
  people share.

     garmoshka            samovar

• What do these words mean?
            Capitalization
Can you find the words that should be
  capitalized?
• Do i want to be a police officer or a
  teacher?
• On the ship, captain Smiley was in charge.
• One famous circus owner was p. t.
  Barnum.
• When i had the measles, I went to see dr.
  Quimby.
 Conjunctions and Interjections
Can you find the conjunctions and
  interjections?
• Egad! We’re late!
• We’ll call them and tell them that we are
  running late.
• Oh, no! Where is the cat?
• Please put that animal downstairs or
  outside.
A Piece of Home

   Open Court
  Unit 6 Lesson 6
       Day 3
       Selection Vocabulary
• journey: noun. A long trip
• treasure: noun. Money, jewels, or other
  things that are valuable
• strange: adj. Not familiar
• passport: noun. A document given to a
  person to show what country the person is
  a citizen of
• Russian: adj. Relating to Russia, its
  people or their language
       Comprehension Skills
• Making Inferences
  – I can use the clues that the author gives me
    along with the information that I already know
    to make decisions about the story.
• Cause and Effect
  – Remember that knowing the causes of an
    event (why something happened) can help
    you to see the whole story, and can help you
    to predict what will happen next.
  – Cause=what makes something happen
  – Effect=what happens
    Checking Comprehension
• Why is Gregor worried about moving to
  America?
• Why do Mama and Papa want to come to
  America?
• How will life in America be different for
  Gregor and his family than it was in
  Russia?
Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe
               Punctuation
• Commas
  – Commas are always used before quotation
    marks that begin a speaker’s exact words.
• Apostrophes
  – Apostrophes are used to make contractions
    and possessives.
• Colons
  – Colons are used to introduce a list or to
    separate the hour and the minutes when
    writing the time.
        Punctuation Practice
Add commas, apostrophes, and colons where they
   are needed.
1. People from these countries have moved to
   the United States Mexico, China, and Russia.
2. They cant become citizens until they are 18
   years old.
3. The poem says “Give me your tired, your
   poor…”
4. Patrick Henry said “Give me liberty or give me
   death.”
5. The ship docks at 1005 this morning.
A Piece of Home

   Open Court
  Unit 6 Lesson 6
       Day 4
The Blue Tie
granpa
grandson
living
nothing
oh
somewhere
wasn’t
where’s
wouldn’t
from
are
does
give
some
to
what
you
your
full
said
they
today
two
were
where
who
come
every
many
of
wants
have
there
into
was
one
one’s
put
their
again
together
could
do
laugh
laughed
lives
want
would
pretty
done
any
pulled
wanted
laughs
once
been
ones
theirs
       Selection Vocabulary
• journey: noun. A long trip
• treasure: noun. Money, jewels, or other
  things that are valuable
• strange: adj. Not familiar
• passport: noun. A document given to a
  person to show what country the person is
  a citizen of
• Russian: adj. Relating to Russia, its
  people or their language
                Handing Off
• Why do you think Gregor was nervous about
  moving to America?
• How did the blanket help Gregor make friends
  with his cousin in America?
• Compare how Gregor in this story and Jake in
  “The Butterfly Seeds” were able to adjust to life
  in America.
• Do you think Gregor will need courage to come
  to America?
• If you could only choose one item to bring to
  another country, what would it be? Why?
• What does “A Piece of Home” add to what you
  already know about our country and its people?
          Meet the Author
• Might Sonia Levitin have experienced a
  journey like Gregor’s in “A Piece of
  Home”?
• How old was Sonia Levitin when she knew
  she wanted to become a writer?
         Meet the Illustrator
• Even though Juan Wijngaard is an
  illustrator, do you think he still paints?
  Why or why not?
• Look at the illustrations in “A Piece of
  Home”. Do you think they have a painting-
  like quality? Explain your answer.
         Group Discussions
• Throughout your lives you will have
  opportunities to work in groups. Together
  people can accomplish great things, but it
  is important that all members of the group
  participate in the discussion.
• What are some important rules when you
  are having a discussion with a group?

								
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