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Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest U4W2

Reading Street Days 1-4
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Carla Wheeler

on 19 December 2013

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Transcript of Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest U4W2

Animal Record Holders
This week's story is about the Earth's
record holders. We will read about the wettest and
driest places, the tallest mountains, the deepest
trenches, and much more. Here is a video about
animals that hold amazing records.
Vocabulary
average
the quantity found by dividing
the sum of all the quantities by
the number of quantities
depth
the distance from
the top to the bottom
deserts
dry, sandy regions
without water and trees
outrun
to run faster than someone
or something else
peak
the pointed top of a
mountain or hill
tides
the rise and fall of the
ocean about every twelve hours
waterfalls
streams of water
that fall from a high place
Comprehension Skill
Phonics
Skill:
r-controlled vowels
Say these words.
burn
third
What sound do the two words have in common?
This sound is an r-controlled vowel.
It can be spelled
er
,

ir
,

or
,

ur
,

or

ear
.
insure
perching
wordless
circus
pearl
Grammar
subject and object pronouns
They
studied the highest mountain in the world, and it amazed
them
.
The pronoun
they
is the subject of the sentence
and is a subject pronoun.
The pronoun
them
follows the action verb amazed and is an object pronoun.
Pay attention to Bugs Bunny's masterful use
of pronouns. I think Daffy Duck must have slept
through third grade. Now he has "pronoun problems".
erupted
burst out
What makes nature's record holders unique?
Turn to pg. 54
What is unusual about the iceberg?
It is very tall
What is unusual about the rattlesnake?
It is very long.
This kind of snake is one of the longest in Texas.
Let's add height and length to our concept map.
Amazing Words
evergreen
lumber
competitor
plunge
valuable
champ
sprinter
acrobat
weaken
ranger
Read these words
third
boar
heard
party
forth
curtain
store
germ
Graphic Sources (text features)
Important Ideas
Turn to pg. 59
By reading the text features, you can identify some important ideas.

Practice by reading "Largest U.s Cities".
Day 2
What makes nature's record holders unique?
Read the sentence

But about 40 years ago, people started to cut down the tallest redwoods to use them for lumber.
What does "use them for lumber mean".
Why would people cut down the tallest redwoods?
How can you reorganize the sentence while keeping the meaning the same?

But about 40 years ago, people started to cut down the tallest redwoods to use them for lumber.

Work with a shoulder partner to reorganize the sentence.
Amazing Words
Valuable
useful or worth a great deal of money
Name something valuable to you and explain why it is valuable to you.
Phonics
shirt
heard
word
permit
fur
carpool
confirm
former
merge
shrunk
work
early
Read the sentences with a should partner.

The worm burrowed into the Earth.
Were you first in line at the car wash?
This morning we talked about the current events.
Turn to pg. 61.
Read " Geography Bee".

Use context clues to help you understand you vocabulary words.
Comprehension
This week's story:
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest
Genre:
Expository Text
Expository Text: tells about real people or events and gives information about things. It's purpose is to explain.
Purpose for reading:
to gain knowledge of nature's record holders
Turn to pg. 62
Reader's Writer's Notebook
Let's Practice It
Grammar
Subject and Object Pronouns
Day 3
What makes nature's record holders unique?
Read the sentence from our story:
There are deserts that haven't seen rain for hundreds of years and jungles where it pours everyday.
What does deserts mean?
dry, sandy regions without water or trees
What do deserts and jungles have in common?
extreme weather conditions
Phonics
r-controlled sounds
We will sort r-controlled sounds
/er/
/ar/
/or/
burn
chore
third
park
heard
forth
curtain
large
word
germ
store
party
boar
Word Reading
whirl
learn
carver
porch
dirty
storm
Comprehension
Turn to page 62
Read Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest with your shoulder partner. A's read first, B's read next. Then, complete Scavenger Hunt. A's do odd numbers, B's do even numbers.
Day 4
Reread this sentence from the text:

Any place that receives less than 10 inches of precipitation a year is considered a desert.
What other words could we use in place of precipitation?
rain, drizzle, hail, sleet, snow
Amazing Words
Weaken
Yesterday, we read that the snowiest place on Earth is Mount Rainier. How might all that snow weaken a person who tried climb Mount Rainier?
What things might weaken a tree?
Which of these things might weaken the roof of a house: high winds or a butterfly?
Phonics
You studied words like these last week. What do you know about words like these, which have irregular plural forms?
Read these words:

children people

teeth leaves
The plurals are not formed by simply adding an -s or -es to the base word.
What is the singular form of children?

What is the singular form of people?
Copy this chart into your Literacy Notebooks.
Singular Form
-f, -fe, to -ves
Irregular Plural
We will work together to place irregular plurals of words in the chart. Listen as I say the singular form of each word. Then you say the plural form and tell which column to write it into.
life
sheep
half
mouse
lives
halves
sheep
mice
What is the plural form of "life"?
What is the plural form of sheep?
What is the plural form of half?
What is the plural form of mouse?
Fluent Word Reading
illness
were
wren
cheerful
very
whistled
sadly
come
crumb
where
your
have
sensible
want
done
to
who
signs
dependable
know
Sentence Reading
B's read first, then A's:

The cheerful wren whistled a happy song.
It is not sensible to come when you have an illness.
Do you know someone who is very dependable?
Sadly there wasn't a crumb left when we were done.
Where do you want your signs to go?
Comprehension
Turn to page 80
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