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Copy of Seeing Stars U3W3

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Seeing Stars
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?
Amazing WOrds
reflect
microscope
dusk
twilight
active
intimate
detect
sensitive
species
Dusk happens when the sun sets and it begins to get dark.
An antonym for dusk is dawn.

What does dawn mean?
Phonics
This week's skill:

spellings of /j/, /s/, /k/
page

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
Comprehension
Skill:

Graphic Sources
Text Structure
Graphic Sources help you understand information that is in the text and give you extra information.
Examples of graphic sources are
maps
charts
illustrations
captions
Text Structure- how information is organized in a text
Turn to page 442 and read "Patterns in the Sky".
Day 2
Vocabulary
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
Grammar
This week's skill:

Subject-Verb Agreement
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?
Phonics
Read these words:
circus
germ
luck
echo
judge
danger
pocket
fancy
neck
sending
joins
softer
zebra
village
dozen
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.

Literary Terms:

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.
Comprehension
Turn to pg. 446
This week's story is "Seeing Stars".
Genre:

Expository Text
Expository Text- tells about real people, things, or events.

They are often organized by text features.
Let's begin our reading.
day 3
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?
Amazing Words
Yesterday we learned that scientists are able to detect stars that are very far away by looking through telescopes.
detect
When is it hard to detect stars in the sky?
What are some examples of things scientists might detect with a telescope?
Phonics
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.
/j/
/s/
/k/
huge
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.
Your turn!
lock
face
ticket
chemist
gem
chord
pencil
duck
rage
character
center
giant
pack
Word Reading
general
since
speck
chorus
peace
kitten
Comprehension
Turn to page 446 and complete the "Seeing Stars" trifold with your shoulder partner.
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