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Rocks in His Head U4W3

Reading Street Days 1-4
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Carla Wheeler

on 27 January 2014

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Vocabulary
attic
the space in a house just below the roof
and above the other rooms
board
a group of people
managing something
chores
small tasks or easy jobs that
you have to do regularly
customer
someone who buys
goods or services
labeled
put or wrote a label
on something
spare
extra
stamps
small pieces of paper with
glue on the back for
mailing letters and packages
Phonics
Prefixes
A prefix is a word part added to the
beginning of a word and changes the
word's meaning.
prepaid
What is the base word?
What is the prefix?
Prepaid
means paid before or ahead of time.
pre

means before
overslept
over

means too much
midnight
mid

means the middle of
outweigh
out

means better or greater than
Here is a video about a prefix
we learned earlier in the year.
Grammar
possessive pronouns
Why is it valuable to have unique interests?
Turn to pg. 86

Why is the boy using a magnifying glass?
He is studying the leaf very closely.

People research or study things that interest them.

Let's add
research
to our concept map.
Why are the boy and girl looking at pictures in a book?
People who have interests gain knowledge about their subjects.

Let's add
knowledge
to our concept map.
People with unique interests often organize information.

Let's add
information
to our concept map.
Amazing Words
hobby
leftover
project
murmur
ancestor
ornament
descendant
forge
compartment
Comprehension
Skill:

Fact and Opinion
Inferring
Fact:
statement that can be proved true or false

Opinion:
someone's thoughts or feelings about something.
Turn to pg. 90 to learn more about Fact and Opinion
In your own words, what is a fact?
What is an opinion?

Give an example.
Read "Looking at Rocks" to practice our comprehension skill.
pronouns that show
who
or
what

owns
, or possesses something, is a possessive pronoun
Day 2
Why is it valuable to have unique interests?
Phonics
Prefixes
outdid
preview
overjoyed
midway
biweekly
outcast
derail
preheat
pre=
bi=
de=
over=
out=
before, in front of
two
opposite of, down, lower, remove
too much, above
greatest extent
Fluent Reading Review
history
prehistory
prehistoric
happy
unhappy
unhappily
turn
return
returnable
fiction
nonfiction
nonfictional
Let's Practice It
Reader's Writer's Notebook
Literary Terms
Skill: Idioms
Idioms are a playful use of language. It's a figure of speech.
Vocabulary Skill
Multiple Meaning Words
Read the sentence:

My father replaced the flat tire on our car with the
spare
tire that he keeps in the trunk.
Look at the word spare.
I know that spare can mean "thin" but that meaning doesn't make sense.
Using context clues, I can figure out that spare can also mean "extra", which makes sense in the sentence.
Turn to pg. 93 and read "More Than a Hobby"

Use context clues and multiple meaning words to help you understand unknown words.

Look for idioms in the passage, to help you understand the meaning of the passage.
Comprehension
Turn to pg. 94
This week's story:

Rocks in his Head
Genre:
Biography
Biography:
tells a story of a
real
person's life, talents, or achievements. It is written by someone else and uses words like he, she, him, her.
Purpose for reading:

to gain knowledge of why it is valuable to have unique interests
Grammar
Possessive Pronouns
Let's think of other words or phrases that we could use instead of these pronouns:
your
mine
his
our
her
their
Day 3
Why is it valuable to have unique interests?
He carefully labeled each rock to show what kind it was and where it had came from.

What does labeled mean?

What would he write on the label?

Why would he put this information about each rock and mineral on a label?
Phonics
pre
mid
over
out
bi
de
In your groups: grab 1 whiteboard, 1 sock, and 1 marker
Working together, your group will come up with as many words as you can by using these prefixes. Then will sort the words in the correct column.
Example:

preheat
preheat
Fluent Word Reading
midsection
overweight
outburst
preteen
bisection
deactivate
Comprehension
Turn to pg. 94
With a partner, you will read "Rocks in his Head". Then you will complete the scavenger hunt together.
Grammar
Possessive Pronouns
Day 4
Why is it valuable to have unique interests?
Read this sentence from our story:

Mrs. Johnson came in early for work one morning and saw him carefully writing a new label for one of the rocks.
What does carefully mean?
to do something cautiously and with attention
What are some antonyms for carefully?
Phonics
Review: r-controlled

ar, ur, ir, oar
Get out your Literacy Notebooks.
Copy this chart:
/er/
/ar/
/or/
Listen while I read the words aloud. Write each word in the correct column.
Example:

worm= makes the /er/ sound
worm
Now it's your turn.
/er/
/ar/
/or/
Answer Key:
worm
verb
furniture
Thursday
worthwhile
carbon
marketplace
shark
backyard
former
boredom
soaring
corner
Fluent Word Reading
men
the
done
to
a
climbing
knives
laughed
listen
said
people
where
have
leaves
whistled
have
geese
what
two
children
signs
Boys read:

The children laughed when some geese honked.
Girls read:

Jim whistled to the two men climbing the cliff.
Boys read:

They put signs where people can see them.
Girls read:

What have you done with the knives.
Everyone reads:

"Listen to the leaves in the trees," a girl said.
Comprehension
Turn to pg. 110
Story:
Marvelous Marble Mania
Genre:
Persuasive Text
the author is trying to persuade or get you to think or do something
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