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Reading Street U3W1 How Do You Raise a Raisin

Day 1- 3
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Denise Glum

on 24 February 2016

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Question of the Week

How do people and nature interact?
Turn to pp. 370, 371.
Amazing Words
wildlife
Phonics
Skill:
Contractions
don't
do not
who'll
who will
where's*
who'll
she's
what's
I'll
they're
you've
we'd
couldn't
won't
I'd
they've
Turn to pg. 372
Comprehension
Skill:
Drawing conclusions
Read "Before It's a Raisin, It's a Grape!" on pg. 375.
A conclusion is a decision or an opinion that makes sense based on facts and details from the text.
Use what you already know to draw conclusions. Support your conclusions with facts and details from the text.
Vocabulary
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Let's Practice It
Reader's Writers Notebook
Day 2
Day 3
How do people and nature interact?
Read these sentences:

The variations in elevation might explain why so many animals live in Big Bend. Some live in low in the desert, and others live high in the mountains.
What does elevation describe?
how high or low an area is
Why does the author include information about deserts and mountains?
to show specific types of elevations and the different kinds of animals that may be found there
Amazing Words
admire
Look on pg. 370.
What does the family admire in the photo on pg. 370?
What does admire mean?
think very highly of something
Who is someone that you admire? Why?
Phonics
Skill:
Contractions
Read these words:
they've
they have
doesn't
he's
shouldn't
that'll
isn't
would've
I'd
does not
should not
he is
that will
is not
would have
I would*
With your partner, read these sentences and identify the contractions in each.

I'll call you when she's here.

We'd come sooner, but Mom didn't call.

You've played the game well, and I won't ask for a rematch.
Read these words:
wasn't*
she'll
there's
that's
what's
won't
who's
where's
we're
Vocabulary

This week's skill:

Homophones
Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spellings.

Example: Write and right
Turn to page 377. Read the story
"Baking with Aunt Millie".

While you read, think about the words that are homophones to help you understand their meaning.
Comprehension
Turn to pg. 378 to start this week's reading.
Genre:
Expository Text
Expository Text :

Explains specific details of a topic.
Are organized by text features, such as headings, subheadings, charts, tables, photos, and captions.
Grammar
This week's skill:

Action and Linking Verbs
Question of the Week

How do people and nature interact?
How do grapepickers interact with nature?
Why might it be important that a grapepicker be "skilled" to work in nature?
Phonics
Contractions
she'll
he's
they'd
we've
can't
Let's sort contractions.

Think of words that are contractions for not, will, is, would or had, and have.
doesn't
won't
I'll
we'll
it's
she's
I'd
we'd
they've
you've
Read these words:


wouldn't
we've
they'll
he'd
you're
she's
Comprehension
What conclusion can you draw about why farmers want to make sure all the raisins are dry?
The grapes have to be completely dry before they can turn into raisins.
Which is the more important idea and why?

that the paper trays on which the grape clusters are laid on are brown
OR
that the paper trays are laid on the ground between the grapevine rows
Now it's time to partner read our story.
Grammar
Remember:
Action verbs
- an action that someone or something can do

Linking Verbs
- link together the subject and predicate. ( am, is, are, was, were)
How is the family on p. 371 enjoying nature?
Why might people admire a view in nature?
How do people use nature for fun?
How are the children on p. 370 interacting with nature?
Get out your reading composition book and let's begin our concept map.
wild animals, birds, and other living things
The Everglades National Park is a great place to see many kinds of
wildlife
.
Turn to your partners and name a kind of
wildlife
that lives in a jungle.
With your partners, fill in the blanks in this sentence.

The word
wildlife
is a _______________ because it is made up of two smaller words ________ and _________.
Say this word silently to yourself and then write it down.
nature
everything in the world not made by people
We go hiking to enjoy
nature
.
Tell your partners one way you can enjoy
nature
.
How many syllables in
nature
?

Where do you divide it?
teem
to be full of living things
The swamp was
teeming
with mosquitoes.
Tell your partners and discuss the answers to these questions.

What a playground might be
teeming
with?

What might a lake be
teeming
with?
Figure out the missing word in this sentence with your partners.

The word
teem
is a ____________ because it sounds like the word team.
Say this word silently to yourself and then write it.
elevation
how high something is above the earth
The
elevation
of the city of Denver is 5,280 feet.
Discuss with your partners.

What landform do you think has a high
elevation
?

Do you think Florida has a high
elevation
?
How many syllables in the word
elevation
?

Where would you divide it?
Listen as I read aloud "Saving the Bears" and when you hear one of these Amazing Words, put a check next to it.
When we speak, we often combine and shorten words and use contractions. For example, when I say, "I can't stay after school today."

The contraction
can't
combines the words
can
and
not
into one shorter word.
Day 1
Question of the Week

How do people and nature interact?
Reread these sentences from the read aloud "Saving the Bears".

The variations in elevation might explain why so many animals live in Big Bend. Some live low in the desert and others live high in mountains.
The variations in elevation might explain why so many animals live in Big Bend. Some live low in the desert and others live high in mountains.

What does "elevation" describe?
The variations in elevation might explain why so many animals live in Big Bend. Some live low in the desert and others live high in mountains.

Why might varying elevations mean many animals?
The variations in elevation might explain why so many animals live in Big Bend. Some live low in the desert and others live high in mountains.

Why does the author include information about deserts and mountains?
Read this word silently and then write it.
jumble
to mix something up
I jumbled all the
ingredients
in a big bowl.
My spelling words were
jumbled
and I had to figure out what they were.
How many syllables in the word
jumble
?

Where would you divide it?
to think highly of something or someone
I
admire
firefighters because they can remain calm in an emergency.
Tell your partners the name of one person you
admire
and why.
Discuss with your partners these questions.

1. When you
admire
someone, do you like the person or not?
2. Why do many people
admire
astronauts?
How many syllables in
admire
?

Where do you divide it?
Question of the Week

How do people and nature interact?
Amazing Words
Read this word silently and then write it in your reading composition book.
tame
no longer wild, trained for use by humans
Never try to pet an animal that's not been
tamed.

Turn to your partners and discuss-

Which animal is wild and which is
tame
- lion and house cat?
stumble
to trip and almost fall
He lost his balance and began to
stumble
.
Tell your partners-

What might cause you to
stumble
?
How many syllables in
stumble
?

Where would you divide it into syllables?
Day 4
Ken rode his bike to the park
.

What's the subject?
What's the predicate?
What's the verb?
Is the verb action or linking?
Chess is a great game.

What's the subject?
What's the predicate?
What's the verb?
Is the verb action or linking?
I am a piano player.

What's the subject?
What's the predicate?
What's the verb?
Is the verb action or linking?
She braided Jenny's hair.


What's the subject?
What's the predicate?
What's the verb?
Is the verb action or linking?
Phonics
Amazing Words
Read this word silently and write it in your reading composition book.
trek
noun - a long and difficult journey made on foot

verb - to walk from one place to another
You will need comfortable shoes for our
trek
up the mountain.
Turn to your partners and discuss this question.

Where is a place you would like to trek? Why?
backpack
a pack with straps that you wear on your back
His
backpack
was filled with books.
Turn to your partners and discuss.

What would you put in your
backpack
if you went camping?
Turn to your partners and complete this frame.

Backpack is a ________________because it is made up of the two smaller words _________ and _________.
Let's add to our concept map!
Day 5
Question of the Week

How do people and nature interact?
Reread these sentences from
How Do You Raise a Raisin
?

Over the years, raising raisins flourished, but raisin seeds were a problem. When seeds were removed the raisins became a sticky, clumpy mess. Bakers and people who liked to eat raisins found this troublesome. They hoped for a seedless grape that would produce a yummy raisin.
Over the years, raising raisins flourished, but raisin seeds were a problem. When seeds were removed the raisins became a sticky, clumpy mess. Bakers and people who liked to eat raisins found this troublesome. They hoped for a seedless grape that would produce a yummy raisin.

What other words could we use instead of
flourished
?
Over the years, raising raisins flourished, but raisin seeds were a problem. When seeds were removed the raisins became a sticky, clumpy mess. Bakers and people who liked to eat raisins found this troublesome. They hoped for a seedless grape that would produce a yummy raisin.

What does
troublesome
mean?
Over the years, raising raisins flourished, but raisin seeds were a problem. When seeds were removed the raisins became a sticky, clumpy mess. Bakers and people who liked to eat raisins found this troublesome. They hoped for a seedless grape that would produce a yummy raisin.

Understanding the words
flourish
and
troublesome
can help us find the main idea of this paragraph. What is the main idea?
Phonics
Reread this sentence from
How to Raise a Raisin
.

When grapes are ready, skilled grapepickers snag the grape clusters from the vines using a sharp vine-cutter.
When grapes are ready, skilled grapepickers snag the grape clusters from the vines using a sharp vine-cutter.

How do grapepickers interact with nature?
When grapes are ready, skilled grapepickers snag the grape clusters from the vines using a sharp vine-cutter.

What are some synonyms for the word
snag
?

What are some synonyms for the word
cluster
?
When grapes are ready, skilled grapepickers snag the grape clusters from the vines using a sharp vine-cutter.

Why might it be important that a grapepicker be "skilled" to work in nature?
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