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U5W1 "Suki's Kimono"
Transcript of U5W1 "Suki's Kimono"
This story is about a little girl who decides to wear
a kimono on the first day of school at the risk of looking very different from all of the other students. As you watch this video of a kimono fashion show, think of how this traditional Japanese garment is different from the clothes you wear.
cloth made from soft, white fibers that
grow in branches on the cotton plant
a program of entertainment
often held annually
beautiful in form
a soft, usually square piece of cloth
used for wiping your nose, face, or hands
not bright; dim
the natural strong beat
that some music or poetry has
fitting your body closely
Compare and Contrast
When you compare and contrast two or
more things, you tell how they are alike
Some clue words that signal that things
might be the same are
as well as
Some clue words that signal differences
As we watch this video, think of how the
Star-Bellied Sneetches and the Sneetches
without the star are alike and different.
Sneetches Without a Star
In your Literacy Notebook, make a Venn diagram like
the one shown and let's compare
and contrast the Sneetches.
adjectives and articles
Suki raised her foot to show
is an article
is an adjective
How does culture influence the clothing we wear?
culture= people's way of life
Turn to pg. 190
What kind of hat is the boy wearing?
It is called a kufi. It is a custom for people to wear these in Africa.
Let's add custom to our concept map!
Look at the picture of the two girls.
They are wearing saris. The fabric is light to protect their skin from the hot sun.
Climate can influence what we wear. Let's add it to the concept map.
Why might these people dress in fancy outfits?
They might be in a parade or celebration.
Let's add celebrations to our concept map.
Lion is a two syllable word. When I see two vowels in a row, I usually say one vowel. But I can hear both of the vowels in this word. That is because
each vowel is in a different syllable
Let's Practice It
Turn to pg. 194 and read "The Boxed Lunch" with your shoulder partner.
How does culture influence the clothes we wear?
The children's grandfather pulled out a folded piece of fabric. It was a red plaid skirt with fringe on the seam. "My great-great grandfather came from Scotland," he told Ricky. "He wore this kilt.
What does fabric mean?
Why do you think the author included a description of the fabric?
so the readers can visualize what it looked like
Poem = po/em
Read these words. Remember the syllable pattern
A's read. Then B's read.
Josh creates songs to play on his violin.
The poet wrote about the wild lion.
Ken is fluent in Spanish.
Read these words.
Synonyms are words that have the same meaning.
Turn to page 197. Read "Pass It Down" with your shoulder partner.
While you read, look for synonyms for the highlighted words.
This week's story:
is a made up story that contains characters that are believable and events that could happen in real life.
Turn to pg. 198
Purpose for reading:
to gain knowledge of how culture influences the clothes that we wear
How does culture influence what clothes we wear?
Read the sentence from our story:
Under strings of paper lanterns, Suki joined her obachan. She followed her and copied her movements, trying to be as light and as graceful.
What does graceful mean?
What word from the sentence describe graceful or how Suki was trying to dance?
With your shoulder partner, answer this question.
What are some synonyms for graceful?
Read the word and then identify the syllable pattern.
Fluent Word Reading
How do the passages describing the street festival help you understand the story better?
Give an example of a descriptive detail that helped you visualize the scene.
How does the author use the technique of compare and contrast to introduce the lesson in the story?
Turn to page 198
Read Suki's Kimono with your shoulder partner.
A's read first, B's read second. Take turns.
When finished reading, complete the Scavenger Hunt. A's do odd numbers and B's do even numbers.
Research and Study Skills
A newsletter is a brief publication of a group that contains news of interest to group members.
Sunshine Elementary sends out a newsletter once a month. How many of you have read the Sunshine Newsletter?
table of contents
- usually appears in a box on the front page of a newsletter. It tells what information the reader will find inside.
- the name of the newsletter. It appears at the top of the first page in large, bold print.
- appears just below the heading. It lists the period of time that the informatino in the newsletter covers - a specific week, month, or season.
- the title of an article in a newsletter. A header appears above an article in larger, bold print.
She remembered how it felt to dance barefoot in the open air, on fresh-cut grass that tickled her toes.
She tried to picture the other dancers. How they moved forward in the circle with the rhythm of the music.
What does it mean to dance in the "open air"?
to dance outside
What does the word
form a picture in her mind, or remember
What are some synonyms for
, as it is used here?
visualize, see, remember, imagine
What is Suki trying to picture?
She is trying to remember the way the dancers moved at the festival.
What does it mean to dance "with the rhythm of the music"?
to move your body to the same beat as the music
We learned to divide words that have three consonants in a row. Let's review by sorting words.
Copy this chart
Sort these words:
Fluent Word Reading
The teacher asked the class to preview a story for next week.
The actress from the movie has her audition midweek.
The smart chemist works to control overgrown crops.
You should ride your bicycle outdoors more often.
The editor was able to turn his comments in on Monday.
I can hear the "i" in the first syllable and then the "o" in the second syllable.
Social Studies in Reading
Where might you look to learn something? What type of genre?
Which kind of text might provide you with more facts and details about snowboarding? And adventure story or expository text?
Copy the Venn Diagram to compare and contrast an adventure story and expository text.
Turn to page 216
We will read today's text together and discuss the genre of Expository Text.