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U4W5 "Fly, Eagle, Fly!"

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Transcript of U4W5 "Fly, Eagle, Fly!"

Vocabulary
clutched
grasped something tightly
Eagles in Flight
"Fly, Eagle, Fly!" is about an eagle that
was raised with chickens and thinks it's
a chicken! It took the eagle a long time to
realize it could soar high above the mountains.
Here is a video of eagles flying and fighting through the air!
echoed
heard again
gully
a ditch made by heavy rains
or running water
reeds
tall grasses that
grow in wet places
scrambled
to make your way, especially
by climbing or crawling quickly
valley
a region of low land that lies
between hills or mountains
Phonics
VCCCV
pilgrim
farther
hundred
complete
Grammar
prepositions
A voice was calling outside
in
the darkness.
about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, by, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, near, of, off, on, onto, out, outside, over, past, since, through, throughout, to, toward, under, underneath, until, up, upon, with, within, without
COMMON PREPOSITION
preposition
prepositional phrase
What behaviors are unique to different animals?
Turn to pg. 150
Look at the picture of the bat.

What do bats look like?

What do they do?
They have wings, and long snouts. Bats fly and hang upside down.

Let's start our concept map with
animal
,
characteristics
, and
behavior
.
Look at the lizard.

What is the Lizard doing?
It is balancing on the branch.
What word can you use to describe its actions?
You could call its action agile or even flexible.
Every animal's behavior can be described using an adjective. Let's add
description
to our concept map.
v
c
c
c
v
When I read the word pilgrim, I hear two syllables.
I remember that "gr" is a blend and should not be split.
Therefore, I will split the word into syllables pil/grim.
v
c
c
c
v
Now it's your turn to label the VCCCV pattern.
Let's practice reading VCCV words.
complex
contrast
sample
inspect
explore
central
merchant
purchase
address
simple
Reader's Writer's Notebook
Amazing Words
armor
agile
snout
protrude
extraordinary
scenery
pesky
unfurl
coil
intersection
Comprehension
Skill: Cause and Effect
Cause:

why something happened
effect:

what happened
effect:

what happened
Turn to pg. 154
Read "Birds of Prey" with a partner. After reading with a partner, read silently.

thatch
roofing material made of straw
the first word in a group of words called a prepositional phrase
Ends with a noun or pronoun. It tells more about the sentence.
Day 2
What behaviors are unique to different animals?
They have
agile
bodies, so they move easily through the water. The snout and tail of an alligator are perfect shapes for digging holes in the bottom of swamps and rivers.

Using context clues, what does the word agile mean?
able to move easily
Why is it important that an alligator is agile?
being able to move easily in water, makes it a good swimmer
Why does the author describe the alligator's tail and snout?
to show how these features make it unique
Extraordinary
very unusual and deserves attention
Name something extraordinary an animal does?
Phonics
VCCCV
district
control
address
further
purchase
dolphin
complain
extreme
explain
although
Partner read the sentences:

The children got into a lot of mischief.
The monster liked to eat ham and cheese sandwiches.
My uncle in employed at an orchard.
Turn to pg. 157
Practice this week's vocabulary words by reading "Eagle Watching".

Use context clues to help you understand unknown words.
Comprehension
Skill: Cause and Effect
This week's story:
Fly, Eagle, Fly
Genre:
Folk Tale
stories that are created by anonymous storytellers and are handed down from generation to generation
Folk tales express themes about human nature, often through animals.
Purpose for reading:
to gain knowledge about the unique behaviors of animals
Turn to pg. 158 to start reading.
Grammar
prepositions
An eagle flew from the tall trees.
preposition
prepositional phrase
Let's Practice It
Day 3
What behaviors are unique to different animals?
Read the sentences:

He called out all the time, hoping that the calf might hear, but also because he felt so alone. His shouts echoed off the cliffs. The river roared in the valley below.

What does the word echoed mean?
sound that bounced back
What is so extraordinary about the area that would make his voice echo?
He is in the cliffs over a valley. His voice bounces off the cliffs.
What is another word for echoed?
Phonics
Take out your Literacy Notebook
Write the word
hardly
in your notebook.
We are going to build words with the VCCCV pattern.
Change the h to p and the d to t.
partly
Change the vowel a to the vowel o.
portly
Change the vowel o the the vowel e.
pertly
Fluent Word Reading
huddle
contract
orphan
explain
enclose
complain
Comprehension
Grammar
With a partner, you will read "Fly,Eagle,Fly".
Then you will complete the scavenger hunt. :)
Day 4
And then, without really moving, feeling the updraft of a wind more powerful than any man or bird, the great eagle leaned forward and was swept upward, higher and higher, lost to sight in the brightness of the rising sun, never again to live among the chickens.
This is one paragraph, but it is also one long sentence. If we read with a short pause at each comma, but not take a breath, what does feeling does this sentence give you.
It creates a feeling of suspense.
Phonics
Review: Suffixes
Remember the suffixes -er, -or, -ess, -ist means "one who does something".
I will read a word and you will listen for the suffix. Then hold up a finger for the correct suffix.

-er= 1 finger
-or= 2 fingers
-ess= 3 fingers
-ist= 4 fingers
Fluent Word Reading
stars
decorate
their
storm
pretest
roared
biweekly
decode
said
midnight
short
chores
port
to
before
they
for
overtime
precut
watched
Read the sentences:
B's read, then A's read.

We watched the ship leave the port at midnight.
They finished their chores after studying for the biweekly pretest.
The stars shone for a short time before the storm roared in.
He worked overtime to decode the message.
Mom said to decorate the precut tree.
Comprehension
Turn to pg. 176
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