Theme fantasy by MikeJenny

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									   Theme 3




 “That’s
Amazing!”
 “That’s
Amazing!”
     Name some things that
     are amazing. Are
     these things real or
     imaginary? What
     makes these things
     amazing?
Chris Van Allsburg
            Genre:
    Fantasy
 Characters and events that could
  occur in real life combine with
       those that could not.


“That’s Amazing!”
 Purposes for Reading
• Strategy focus:
               Monitor and Clarify
• Comprehension skill:
               Noting Detail
• Vocabulary development
• Critical thinking, discussion
     Strategy Focus:
         Monitor /Clarify
                      Monitoring and clarifying
                      are ways of making sure
                      you follow and understand
                      the story.

                       Monitor:
     Ask yourself, “Did I understand what I just read?”

                        Clarify:
Reread the story, or read ahead to clarify your understanding.
      Key Vocabulary
• autumn   • mercury
• draft    • thermometer
• etched   • peculiar
• frost    • timid
   Autumn

The season after summer
Draft


A flow of air
   Etched (v)


made a design by cutting lines
frost
A very thin
covering of
ice.
    mercury


Silvery white metal used in
       thermometers
thermometer


An instrument that measures
        temperature.
peculiar


   Unusual, strange or odd
     timid



Easily frightened; shy
         Spelling Focus
         Compound Words
•   railroad      •   fireplace      •   landmark
•   airport       •   ourselves      •   nationwide
•   seat belt     •   all right      •   postscript
•   everywhere    •   forever        •   motorcycle
•   homesick      •   breakfast      •   handkerchief
•   understand    •   whenever
•   background    •   everything
•   anything      •   meanwhile
•   ninety-nine   •   afternoon
•   already       •   make-believe
                           Grade Four
                   English-language Arts Content Standards

Reading                                                  Writing
Decoding and word recognition                            Create multiple-paragraph writings
Antonyms, synonyms, idioms, affixes                      Illustrate focus, graphic organize, point of view
Read aloud narrative/expository texts fluently           Write legibly in cursive
Use a dictionary and a thesaurus                         Demonstrate keyboarding skills
Comprehension strategies                                 Be familiar with computer vocabulary
Comprehend and analyze texts                             Know the purpose of various reference books
                                                         Revise and edit own paper for progress
                                                         Write narratives using related ideas and sensory details
Listening and Speaking
                                                         Write responses to literature and expository reports
Listen and respond appropriately to oral communication
                                                         Write and speak using appropriate grammar
Deliver oral presentations with a clear focus
                                                         Identify and use various parts of speech
Analyze and evaluate oral and media communications
                                                         Organize and deliver oral reports
                                                         Know appropriate punctuation rules
                                                         Correctly spell grade level words
                                                         Alphabetical order
     Spelling Focus
     Compound Words
•   herself      •   crosswalk
•   something    •   bathtub
•   himself      •   bedtime
•   nowhere      •   maybe
•   snowflake    •   into
•   home run     •   science fiction
•   runner-up    •   light-year
•   nighttime    •   videotape
•   well-known   •   field trip
•   no one       •   toothache
             Genre:
  Fairy Tale
A fantasy story that has been retold
 through generations and in many
              cultures.


“That’s Amazing!”
 Purposes for Reading
• Strategy focus: Question
• Comprehension skill:
               Compare/Contrast
• Vocabulary development
• Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus:
          Question
             As you read the story,
             think of questions you can
             ask other students.


                 Question:
 What is Cendrillon’s carriage made out of?

               Question:
    Does she have two evil stepsisters?
       Key Vocabulary
• crossly   • peasant
• elegant   • proud
• godmother
• orphan
   crossly:


in a grumpy or grouchy way
elegant:
      marked by
      good taste;
       graceful
godmother:
        a woman
        who acts
             as a
          child’s
           parent
     orphan:
a child
whose
parents are
dead
          peasant:
relating to a
poor farm
worker
proud:
  thinking
 too highly
 of oneself
         Spelling Focus
              Final /er/ and /l/
•   harbor         •   medal     •   shoulder
•   final          •   collar    •   decimal
•   middle         •   proper    •   trifle
•   weather        •   towel     •   solar
•   labor          •   beggar    •   cancel
•   model          •   battle
•   chapter        •   trouble
•   special        •   shower
•   sugar          •   uncle
•   bottle         •   doctor
          Spelling Focus
              Final /er/ and /l/
•   metal          •   mammal
•   pedal          •   pebble
•   angel          •   kennel
•   total          •   quarter
•   suffer         •   mineral
•   favor          •   stellar
•   bitter         •   boulder
•   feather        •   example
•   terror         •   smaller
•   clutter        •   quarrel
             Genre:
    Tall Tale
   Characters with exaggerated
   qualities and abilities perform
           fantastic feats.


“That’s Amazing!”
 Purposes for Reading
• Strategy focus: Evaluate
• Comprehension skill:
          Fantasy/realism
• Vocabulary development
• Critical thinking, discussion
     Strategy Focus:
             Evaluate
               Evaluate how the author
               and illustrator make the
               story funny and incredible.


               Evaluate:
  What details make the story realistic
and which details make the story fantastic?
    Key Vocabulary
• affected     • temperature
• horizon       • weather vane
• miscalculated • commotion
• singe         • pasture
affected


caused a change in
      horizon


line along which the earth and
       sky seem to meet
 miscalculated
figured
incorrectly
singe
To burn
slightly
temperature


measure of heat or coldness
weather vane


movable pointer that shows
     wind direction
commotion


  noisy confusion
       pasture



land used for animals to graze
         Spelling Focus
Words ending with -ed or -ing
•   dancing    •   dimmed     •   breathing
•   skipped    •   rubbing    •   tiring
•   hiking     •   striped    •   urged
•   flipped    •   wasting    •   scrubbed
•   snapping   •   traced     •   striving
•   raced      •   stripped
•   landed     •   tanning
•   pleasing   •   smelling
•   checking   •   phoning
•   dared      •   fainted
    Spelling Focus
Words ending with -ed or -ing
    •   smiled     •   folded
    •   saving     •   scarred
    •   dropped    •   scared
    •   rubbed     •   bluffing
    •   grinning   •   quizzed
    •   buzzed     •   whipped
    •   judged     •   called
    •   wiped      •   peeled
    •   putting    •   drummed
    •   scaring    •   tasted

								
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