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Seeing Stars U3W3
Transcript of Seeing Stars U3W3
What can we learn about nature by investigating?
Turn to pg. 438
How are these active children working together to investigate nature?
People examine insects for details and look for patterns in the sky.
Therefore, we can add details about nature and patterns in nature to our concept map.
Do you think the children can observe how the bug in the jar moves?
Scientists can observe things moving in nature, so let's add movement in nature to our concept map.
What else can we learn about nature by investigating?
Dusk happens when the sun sets and it begins to get dark.
An antonym for dusk is dawn.
What does dawn mean?
This week's skill:
spellings of /j/, /s/, /k/
I see that this word has the sound /j/. But it is spelled with the letter g.
The sound /s/ can be spelled with the letters s or c.
The sound /k/ can be spelled with the letters k, c, ck, or ch.
Example: cent, cake, kick, chorus
Let's read these words together.
gem duck center character
lock giant chord face
rage pack pencil chemist
Let's Practice It
Reader's writer's notebook
Graphic Sources help you understand information that is in the text and give you extra information.
Examples of graphic sources are
Text Structure- how information is organized in a text
Turn to page 442 and read "Patterns in the Sky".
dim- somewhat dark, without much light
gas- a substance that is neither a liquid nor solid and that has the ability to expand indefinitely
gigantic- very large, tall, or bulky
ladle- large spoon with a large handle
patterns- arrangements or designs
shine- to give off light
temperature- the degree of heat or coldness
This week's skill:
Listen while I read the sentence aloud.
I moves the book.
What is wrong with this sentence?
The verb moves is incorrect. The subject and the verb of the sentence should agree.
How can we learn about nature by investigating?
Read this sentence:
During these storms, microscopic pieces of dust blow in all directions.
What does the author mean by describing pieces of dust as microscopic?
What are some synonyms for microscopic?
Microscopic is an adjective made up of the base word microscope and the suffix -ic. What is a microscope?
Could the microscopic pieces of dust be seen without a microscope?
Read these words:
B's read, then A's
The duck quacked at the giraffe.
The chord that was struck made me feel calm.
The character crossed the bridge to the large city.
The class wants cheese time.
Similes and Metaphors
Similes- compare two things using LIKE or AS
Metaphors- compare two things, but does not use any words of comparison
Turn to page 445. Read " A Letter from Far Away".
Use context clues to help you understand the meaning of unknown words.
Turn to pg. 446
This week's story is "Seeing Stars".
Expository Text- tells about real people, things, or events.
They are often organized by text features.
Let's begin our reading.
This intense nighttime light makes twinklers tough to see.
What does intense mean?
What are some synonyms for intense?
What is the author calling twinklers?
How can some nighttime light be so intense that it makes twinklers hard to see?
Yesterday we learned that scientists are able to detect stars that are very far away by looking through telescopes.
When is it hard to detect stars in the sky?
What are some examples of things scientists might detect with a telescope?
Now we are going to sort words.
We'll put words with /j/ in the first column. Words with /s/ will go in the second column, and words with /k/ will go in the third column.
Copy this chart into your Literacy Notebook.
When I say the word "huge", I can hear /j/. I know that the letter "g" stands for /j/.
Write "huge" in the /j/ column.
Turn to page 446 and complete the "Seeing Stars" trifold with your shoulder partner.