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Reading Street U4W1 The Man Who Invented Basketball

Reading Street Days 1-4
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Question of the Week

How do talents make someone unique?
Turn to pg. 20.
What kind of talent do you think the girl holding the flowers has?
The girl is dancing.
Could the soccer players have special talents?
Running or kicking can be their talent.
Look at the picture of the children playing instruments.

What could their talent be?
Music is their talent.
Let's add some of these ideas to our concept map about how talents make someone unique.
Amazing Words
ecstatic
idle
potential
Phonics
This week's skill:

Irregular Plurals

friends

foxes

Many times you just add -s or -es to make a plural.
Those words are regular plurals.
Other words such as
leaves
or
children
are irregular plurals because they don't follow the -s or -es rule.
Read the words
children

What's the singular noun?
halves
women

What's the singular noun?
elves
wives
calves
men
hooves
mice
knives
geese
shelves
Something to remember:
When an irregular plural word ends in -ves
the singular word will end in -f or -fe.

Example- elf=elves
Reader's Writer's Notebook
Let's Practice it
Comprehension
Skill:

Generalize and Summarize
When you read, you can sometimes make a statement that is true for many examples. This is called
generalization
. When you generalize, you say how the things are mostly alike.
Turn to p. 24 and let's read the
first three black bullets.
Now let's look at p. 25. Read the first two paragraphs of the passage "Batting the Ball" silently.
Can we make a generalization about what we have read so far?
The generalization could be that most third graders have recess.

We know this generalization is true because we have recess sometimes and so do the third graders in our story.
Now finish reading the passage with your partner
and answer the questions in the margin when you're
done. Then return to the front of the room. Be
prepared to answer and support your answer with
details from the text.
Vocabulary
basketball
a game played on a court where two teams try to throw a ball through a raised hoop
disease
a problem in the body, sickness
freeze
turn into ice
guard
a person who watches over or protects something
popular
liked by many people
sports
games in which people use their bodies
study
to spend time learning, usually by reading
terrible
really bad
Grammar
Skill:

Singular and plural pronouns
Pronouns
are words that take place of nouns.
Day 2
Question of the Week

How do talents make someone unique?
The incredible flight thrilled young Icarus. He was ecstatic about his new ability. Before long, he began to ignore his father's warnings.
What does ecstatic mean?
Why is Icarus feeling ecstatic?
Amazing WOrds
thrill
to fill with a shivering, exciting feeling
Turn to pg. 20

In the picture with the dancers, does the girl on the right look thrilled?
How can you tell?
What are some antonyms for thrill?
Phonics
Irregular Plurals
fish
teeth
calves
people
deer
halves
loaves
sheep
High Five a partner. The partner with the most people living in his/her house reads the sentences first.

The wives put candles on the shelves.
The fall leaves crunched on our feet.
Children in the play were dressed as mice and geese.
Vocabulary
Turn to pg. 26.

Let's read about a strategy to help you determine meaning of unfamiliar words.
Read "Carlos Catches Sports Fever" to practice your new vocabulary words.
Comprehension
This week's story:

The Man Who Invented Basketball
James Naismith and his Amazing Game
Genre: Biography
A
biography
is a true story about a real person written by another person. It can be a story about the person's entire life, part of a person's life, or just one event. It is usually told in time order.
Turn to pg. 28 to start our reading.
Grammar
Singular and Plural Pronouns
What is the purpose of pronouns?
They take place of nouns.
singular pronouns
I me you he she him her it


plural pronouns
we us you they them
Day 3
Question of the Week

How do talents make someone unique?
Reread this sentence from
The Man Who Invented Basketball
.

Winter in Canada can be very hard. Icy wind sweeps down from the North. Rivers freeze solid. Crossing them can be scary and dangerous.
What does
icy
mean?
ice + y = ?
covered in ice, like ice, very cold
Does the author give a pleasant or unpleasant description of Canadian winter?

Winter in Canada can be very hard. Icy wind sweeps down from the north. Rivers freeze solid. Crossing them can be scary and dangerous.


What words or phrases support your answer?
Amazing Words
Yesterday we learned about James Naismith. He wanted to be a minister, so it was
necessary
for him to go to college.

What does necessary mean?
necessary= required
What is one thing that is necessary to have at school?
Phonics
Now we are going to sort words. We will put words with the plural ending -ves and the singular ending -f in the first column. Words with the plural ending -ves and the singular ending -fe will go in the second column. Irregular plurals that stay the same from singular form to plural form go in the third column and irregular plurals that become a new word from the singular go in the fourth column.
Copy this chart.
-f
-fe
becomes
a new
word
shelves
geese
children
loaves
knives
feet
calves
teeth
mice
halves
wives
feet
Put the words into the correct columns.
Comprehension
Turn to page 28
How can you tell that The Man Who Invented Basketball is not an autobiography?
Using context clues, figure out the meaning of the word "lumberjack" on page 32.
Read
The Man Who Invented Basketball
with your shoulder partner.
Take turns.
Day 4
Reread this sentence from the story,
The Man Who Invented Basketball
.

Two teams of men dragged themselves onto the gym floor, grumbling.
Two teams of men dragged themselves onto the gym floor, grumbling.

What could the author have written instead of "dragged themselves"?
Two teams of men dragged themselves onto the gym floor, grumbling.

What does grumbling mean?
complaining in a quiet, angry way
Two teams of men dragged themselves onto the gym floor, grumbling.

What are some synonyms for grumbling?
muttering, complaining, moaning
Two teams of men dragged themselves onto the gym floor, grumbling.

What kind of mood is the author setting by describing the way the men walked onto the gym floor?
The author sets a mood that lacks energy. He is making it clear that the men did not want to play the new game, and that they wanted everyone to know how they felt.
Two teams of men dragged themselves onto the gym floor, grumbling.

Imagine the men were excited to try the new game. How can we change the sentence to give it a different meaning?
Work with your shoulder partner to rewrite the sentence so that it shows that the men were excited to try the game. Be ready to share examples!

Here is the original sentence:
Two teams of men dragged themselves onto the gym floor, grumbling
.
Amazing Words
succeedverge
James Naismith succeeded in inventing a new sport. He also succeeded in becoming a doctor. What does "succeed" mean?
Did James Naismith succeed at school when he was young?
no
Did James Naismith succeed in finding a wife?
yes
When a person succeeds in finishing high school, what happens?
He or she graduates.
When a person succeeds in winning a race, what does that mean?
The person came in first.
When someone succeeds in third grade, into which grade does he or she go next?
Fourth Grade
Phonics
We studied the silent consonants wr, kn, st, mb, gn.
Let's review by looking at these words.
Read the following word:

listen
Which consonants stand for the /s/ in
listen
?
Read the following word:

knight
which consonants stand for the /n/ in
knight
?
Read the following word:

gnaw
Which consonants stand for the /n/ in
gnaw
?
Read the following word:

thumb
Which consonants stand for the /m/ in
thumb
?
Read the following word:

wrote
Which consonants stand for the /r/ in
wrote
?
Your turn!
Copy this chart into your Literacy Notebook.
wr
kn
st
mb
gn
Sort these words into the correct columns on your chart.
castle
sign
numb
wrap
know
knit
climb
glisten
wrist
gnats
Fluent Word Reading
untrue
sadly
city
the
replace
dependable
fearless
door
stuck
cheerful
sensible
mistake
echoed
have
disagree
bridge
what
one
your
darkness
Sentence Reading
High five a partner. Take turns reading these sentences aloud.
Oldest students goes first.

Your cheerful voice echoed through the darkness over the bridge.
I have a friend who is dependable, sensible, and fearless.
The door is stuck, so dad will replace the hinges.
What one mistake did Sara make driving in the city?
I sadly disagree with saying things that are untrue.
Social Studies in reading
What we read is structured differently depending on the author's reasons for writing and what kind of information he or she wishes to convey. Different types of texts are called "genres". An
autobiography
is one type of genre.
If I write a book about my mother's life, would it be a biography or an autobiography? Why?
It would be a biography, because you wrote about her life.
If you wrote a story about what you did on your summer vacation, would it be a biography or an autobiography? Why?
It would be an autobiography, because you wrote about your own life.
What do both biographies and autobiographies have in common?

What is the point of view of a biography? of an autobiography?

How can tell if something is written in the third person or in the first person?
Let's create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast biographies and autobiographies.
true story
about a real person
about an event
Biography
Autobiography
third person
he, she, it, they
first person
I, we
Turn to page 46 in your textbook.
feeling very happy or excited
mock
My teacher was
ecstatic
with my efforts on the FCAT.
Would winning first place in a contest make you
ecstatic
?
doing nothing, not busy, not working
Jack was
idle
when he should have been doing his homework.
What might happen if you are
idle
during a timed test?
something possible
Annie has the
potential
to be a great singer.
How many syllables are in
potential
?
to laugh at or to make fun of
It is unkind to
mock
another person.
Now I will read aloud a selection titled "the Myth of Icarus" while you listen for the four Amazing Words. When you hear one, put a check next to it.
leaves

I know that -ves is a plural ending for words that end with -f or -fe.
The singular of leaves is
leaf
.
children

Some words such as child have plurals that don't follow the rules. Those you just have to learn. The singular of children is
child
.
child
woman
Turn to p. 22 in your textbook.

Read the "Words I Can Blend" to yourself.
High-five a partner.

Now read the "Sentences I Can Read" aloud to each other.
Student with most letters in his or her first name goes first.
You and your partner need to find a space in the room and read p. 23 aloud taking turns. When you're done, list as many irregular plurals on the post-it note as you can find. Then return to your seat.
Let's look at the first two paragraphs of this passage. What generalization can you make about what you've read so far?
thrill
to fill with a shivering, exciting feeling
Icarus was
thrilled
by his incredible flight.
What is an antonym for
thrilled
?
audition
a hearing to test a person's performance
Alex
auditioned
for the school play.
How many syllables in
audition
?
Read this sentence.

Molly studies hard. Every day I see her in the library reading her school books and doing her homework.

What does the word
studies
mean in this sentence?
In the first sentence, there are no clues to help figure what the word
studies
means. However, if I keep reading and look for context clues, I can guess. What clues do you see?
What are some synonyms for the word
icy
the way it is used to describe wind?
What does the word
scary
mean?
Why do you think the author chose the words
icy
and
scary
?
scare + y =
making someone afraid
necessary
required
James Naismith wanted to be a minister, so it was
necessary
for him to go to college.
What is a necessary supply for you to have at school?
result
something that happens because of something else
The
result
of Tony's fall from the ladder was a broken leg.
What is one
result
of a rainy day?
Research and Study Skills

A
dictionary
is a reference source.

What kinds of information might you look up in a
dictionary
?
Entry words
are organized in alphabetical order to tell you which guide words occur before and after the word you are looking for. The entry word shows the word's syllabication.
Guide words
or the two words at the top of every dictionary page tell you the first and last words on that page.
A pronunciation key
shows how to say words.
Usually, a dictionary gives you its part of speech and definitions.

Sometimes, the entry might give you a sentence showing how to use the word, synonyms and/or antonyms, and the origin of the word.
Grammar
Singular and Plural Pronouns
Remember, pronouns take the place of nouns. Singular pronouns take the place of singular nouns and plural pronouns take the place of plural nouns.

The pronoun
you
can be used as either a singular or plural pronouns.
The boys can fly.

What's the noun in this sentence?
Is it singular or plural?

_________ can fly.
The plane got ready for takeoff.


What's the noun in this sentence?
Is it singular or plural?

_________ got ready for takeoff.
Question of the Week

How do talents make someone unique?
succeed
rise
verge
to turn out well or to reach a goal
Did James Naismith
succeed
at school when he was young?

Did he
succeed
at finding a wife?
When someone
succeed
s in third grade, into which grade does he or she go next?
to get up from or to elevate
Julia usually
rises
from bed at six A.M.
something about to happen
Aaron spent too much money and is on the
verge
of being broke.
Think of another situation where you can use the phrase, "on the
verge
of".
stays
the
same
Irregular Plurals
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