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A Symphony of Whales U3W4

Reading Street Days 1-4
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Carla Wheeler

on 18 November 2013

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How can people help animals in danger?
Turn to pg. 468
How do you think the boy is helping the sea turtle?
He is helping the turtle return to it's natural habitat.

Let's add helping animals to it's habitat to our concept map.
Why do you think the worker is feeding the rhinoceros?
Add feeding animals to our map
Why do you think the biologist is gathering information about the cub?
Add gather information about animals to our map.
We can also add help animals stay alive!
Amazing Words
starvation
prohibit
conservation
biologists
catastrophe
inhumane
overpopulation
illegally
hover
salt marsh
Some animals can die from starvation?

What does starvation mean?
lack of food
Phonics
Skill: Suffixes
You have already learned about prefixes. This week we will learn about suffixes.
Suffixes:

-ly= tells how
-ful= full of
-ness= state or quality of
-less= without
-able/ -ible= is, can do
lightly
happiness
spotless
finally
quickly
beautiful
sadness
flexible
combustible
hopeless
learnable
careful
Let's Practice It
Reader's Writer's Notebook
Comprehension
Skill:
Generalize


When we read ideas about several people, animals, or things, we learn how most of them are alike in some ways. When we do, we can make a
generalization, or a true, general statement about them
.
Clue words for making a generalization are
most
,
many
,
all
, or
few
.
Turn to pg. 472 and read "Songbirds of the Sea".
Vocabulary
anxiously
uneasily, nervously
bay
part of a sea or lake partly surrounded by water
blizzards
snowstorms with very strong, cold winds
channel
waterway that joins larger bodies of water
chipped
cut or broke off small, thin pieces of something
melody
an easily remembered series of musical notes
supplies
food or other necessary items
surrounded
shut in on all sides, encircled, enclosed
symphony
a long musical piece for an orchestra
Grammar
Skill:
Present, Past, and Future Tenses
Day 2
How can people help animals in danger?
Read the sentence:

On other islands off South Carolina, there are laws that prohibit lights from shining on the beach during the turtles' hatching season.
What does "prohibit lights from shining on the beach" mean?
shining lights on the beach during hatching season is not allowed
Why are laws passed prohibiting lights from shining on the beach?
The lights harm the turtles. Laws are passed to keep lights from harming the turtles.
Amazing Words
Catastrophe
something really bad that happens suddenly
Is getting a cold a catastrophe? Why or why not?
Is an earthquake that knocks over buildings a catastrophe? Why or why not?
Phonics
Suffixes:

-ly= tells how
-ful= full of
-ness= state or quality of
-less= without
-able/ -ible= is, can do
clearly
moveable
ageless
safely
joyful
forcible
loudness
sleepless
A's read, then B's read:

The snow fell silently in the peaceful night.
The cleverness of the plan made it double doable.
The sun was visible in the cloudless sky.
nicely
watchful
sadness
cheaply
happiness
careful
wireless
dislike
shyness
Vocabulary
Turn to pg. 474
Read "Breaking the Ice".

While you read, use context clues to help you figure out the meaning of words you don't know.


Comprehension
Turn to pg. 476
This week's story:

A Symphony of Whales
Genre: Fiction
Made up story about imaginary people and places. It has story elements such as characters, setting, and plot.
Day 3
How can people help animals in danger?
Read the sentences:

The creature is shaky on its flippers at first, but then after a while, it scampers along on the sand, seeking the ocean waves. It is followed by one, then ten, then a hundred more babies.
What is the creature being described in these sentences?
What is the baby turtle moving toward?
Describe the picture you have in your mind when you hear the word scampers.
What are some synonyms for scampers?
Phonics
We are going to sort our suffixes.
- ly
-ful
-ness
-less
-able/-ible
lightly
wonderful
sadness
happiness
careful
spotless
comfortable
slowly
sensible
hopeless
Practice reading these words
lonely
useful
sweetness
jobless
teachable
collectible
Comprehension
Identify what is wrong with the following generalization:
Nobody wanted to help the whales.
It is not true.
It can't be supported by facts from the selection.
Why do you think the whales like the classical music best?
It is softer than some other kinds of music.
Turn to page 476
Research and Study Skills
When you look up information in an encyclopedia or online, you can take notes or record what you find.
Notes should be organized. You can organize your notes by topic or main idea.
Day 4
Read these sentences:

Cautiously, the captain started the huge engines and headed slowly out to sea. One whale followed, then another, then a few more.
Which words tell you that the captain was not moving the ship quickly?
cautiously, slowly
What does the word cautiously mean?
carefully, in an alert manner, watchfully
What does the word slowly mean?
without hurrying, at a leisurely pace
What is an antonym for cautiously?
recklessly, carelessly, thoughtlessly
What is an antonym for slowly?
quickly, swiftly, rapidly
Amazing Words
hover
How would the story have changed if a hovering helicopter had answered the call for help instead of an icebreaker?
In what situations is a helicopter's ability to hover useful?
Phonics
Last week we studied different spellings
for /j/, /s/, and /k/.
You are going to practice sorting
words by /j/, /s/, or /k/ sound.
Copy this chart into your Literacy Notebooks.
/j/
/s/
/k/
lodge
since
chorus
cereal
dancing
packing
genius
village
kitten
break
ginger
process
Word Reading
unhappy
she'll
sure
dislike
recalling
gone
disagree
unknown
they're
answer
replace
only
I'm
many
nonfiction
he's
people
mistake
some
misspelled
Read these sentences:
She'll be unhappy when she sees her mistake.
They're recalling many things that I dislike.
I'm reading a nonfiction book by an unknown writer who sure is good.
He's gone to replace some misspelled words on the sign.
People only answer the survey when they disagree with something.
Expository Text: Magazine Article
An expository magazine article is nonfiction. It tells about real people and events.
Why would someone read a magazine article?
How is an expository magazine article different from a fictional magazine story?
What are some text features and graphic sources you may find in expository magazine articles?
magazine
article
maps
graphs
subheads
captions
photographs
Turn to page 496
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