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Around One Cactus U3W5

Reading Street Days 1-4
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Carla Wheeler

on 3 December 2013

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Transcript of Around One Cactus U3W5

What can we observe in different environments?
Turn to pg. 502
What does the environment look like in the top picture on p.502?
Where are the people hiking?
What other environments do you see in the pictures?
We just observed different environments, so let's add desert, woods, rivers, and lakes to our concept map.
This week you will be reading about plants and animals and their environments.
Amazing Words
origin
appreciate
relationship
birch
centipede
dew
behold
cedar
border
preserve
Phonics
Skill: Consonant Patterns

wr, kn, gn, st, mb
Consonants with these patterns only make one sound.

Example: WR- the "w" is silent, so it only makes the "r" sound.
Let's read and practice our phonics skill.
wrong
sign
castle
comb
numb
knee
wreck
reign
whistle
Let's Practice It
Reader's Writer's Notebook
Comprehension
Skill:
Cause and Effect
A
cause
tells why something happened.
An
effect
tells us what happened as a result.
Clue words such as
because
and
so
help us know that there are causes and effects in a story.
Turn to page 507.

Read "Winter Blooms" and think about the cause and effect of the story.
Vocabulary
incredible
- hard to believe
lofty
- tall, or high off the ground
noble
- belonging to a high social class
search
- to look for something
stinging
- having a sharp pain
survivors
- people who remain alive after an event where others have died
topic
- a subject
unseen
- not seen
waterless
- without water
Grammar
Skill:

Irregular Verbs
Day 2
What can we observe in different environments?
From its origin as a small natural river, the Chicago river has seen many changes. Long ago the area had swamplands and marshes.
What clues in the sentence tell you what origin means?
many changes, long ago
What does it mean when the author says that' the Chicago River has seen many changes"?
the area around the river has changed a lot since the river was formed
What do you think the area around the river might be like today?
Phonics
Read the words using our consonant patterns.
limb
campaign
foreign
fasten
wring
knock
comb
A's read, then B's read.

Do you know that my thumb hurts?
Please do not assign the wrong lesson.
Joe will listen and build a new design.
Fluent word reading
wreath
whistle
gnash
knives
chestnut
robe
moisten
thumb
salt
gnaw
limb
crumb
wrong
neck
Vocabulary Skill
Use prefixes and suffixes to help you understand the meaning of words.
I am not sure what the word
undesirable
means.

1) I can look at the prefix un- and remember that it means not.

2) I also see the suffix -able and remember it means able.

3) I know the word desire means want.

4) Therefore, the word undesirable means
not able to be desired.
Let's practice with the word
disgraceful
.
Turn to pg. 509.
Use prefixes and suffixes to help you understand the words you might not know.
Comprehension
This week's story: Around One Cactus
Turn to pg. 510
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction
Narrative Nonfiction:
tells about real people, things, or events
often used for newspaper articles, journals, biographies, and autobiographies
it can also be told in a story, letter, or poem
Let's begin our reading!
Grammar
Turn to pg. 226 to practice our grammar skill
Day 3
What can we observe in different environments?
I think the desert is a topic you can really sink your teeth into. Get it?
When the snake says "the desert is a topic you can really sink your teeth into," what are the two meanings of that phrase?
What does it mean when the rattlesnake says "Get it?"
Amazing Words
Yesterday we learned that the desert environment is very dry, and that it is rare to even see
dew
on a cool desert night.
What does the word dew mean?
tiny drops of water that forms on cool surfaces at night
Where do you see dew at?
Why don't you see dew in a desert during the day?
it becomes hot during the day
Phonics
Now we are going to sort words.
Copy this chart into your Literacy Notebooks.
wr
kn
gn
st
mb
knee
castle
comb
wring
reign
thumb
knife
rustle
wrong
sign
Comprehension
Turn to page 510 to read Around One Cactus
Day 4
Read the following:

This is the desert, wild and free,
A place of sun-baked majesty,
With shifting dunes and rocky edges
And bushes gripping ancient ledges.
What does the poet mean when he calls the desert "A place of sun-baked majesty"?
The desert is beautiful, but the sun is very hot.
Why are there shifting dunes in the desert?
The wind blows the sand into small hills that change shape.
What does "bushes gripping ancient ledges" mean?
There are rock formations in the desert that have bushes growing from the cracks.
Amazing Words
preserve
We read about the ways animals and plants help each other in the desert. Why is it important to preserve this environment?
How does the cactus help to reserve the desert environment?
It provides a home for many animals.
What things might people want to preserve throughout their lives?
Phonics
We studied the suffixes -ly, -ful, -ness, -less, -able, and -ible.
Read the following words. Then, raise your hand to tell what the suffix is and what the meaning is for each word.
wasteful
readiness
mendable
emptiness
sadly
colorless
Your turn!
You are going to sort words. Get out your Literacy Notebook and copy the following chart.
-ly
-ful
-ness
-less
-able
-ible
quickly
edible
joyful
harmless
breakable
kindness
sensible
darkness
washable
slowly
needless
painful
useless
angrily
collectible
helpful
brightness
likable
Word Reading
mistreat
you
what's
unhappy
can't
recycle
race
very
disappears
school
people
I'll
to
I've
there
large
enjoy
buy
it's
nonfiction
Sentence Reading
You can't recycle that large bottle over there.
I'll be very unhappy if I don't win the race.
I've got to buy a nonfiction book at school.
Enjoy what's in the bag before it disappears.
It's so sad when people mistreat animals.
Comprehension
Turn to page 532
Vocabulary Skill
Turn to page 536
waterless
survivor
incredible
unseen
lofty
Determine the meaning of each word.
How does the prefix or suffix change the meaning of the word?
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