Main Selection: "The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman" by Darcy Pattison
A fantasy is a story that could not happen in real life.
Target Skill: Sequence of Events
sequence of events are the order in which things happen; when something
happens. The plot in a story is the sequence of events. Dates help
readers figure out the sequence of events.
Target Strategy: Analyze/Evaluate
Readers should analyze story events and evaluate which are the four or five most important.
Fluency: Rate:Adjust to Purpose
rate is the speed at which a person reads. A good reader does not read
too slowly or too quickly. Reading in phrases can help a reader read at
an understandable rate.
Parent Support: Reading
Parent Support: Fluency
The Case of Pablo's Nose
What's the Order?
Target Strategy: Suffixes -er, -est
base word to which a prefix or suffix is added. A suffix is a word part
added to the end of a base word or word root that changes the meaning
of the word. The suffixes -er and -est are added to the end of words to
compare things. The suffix -er means "more." The suffix -est means
conversations - talks with someone
currently - as of now
• loaded - piled
loveliest - most beautiful, most delightful
inspired - caused someone to act, think, or feel a certain way
managed - succeeded
pleasure - enjoyment
sincere - honest, truthful
terror - great fear
reunion - a coming together again
Phonics: Suffixes -ful, -y, -ous, -ly, -er
A suffix is added to the end of a word. A suffix changes the meaning of the base word and adds a syllable.
Spelling: Suffixes -ful, -ly, and -er
singer, loudly, joyful, teacher, fighter, closely, powerful
farmer, quickly, careful, friendly, speaker, wonderful, truly
An abbreviation is a short way to write a word. Most abbreviations begin with capital letters and end with periods.
Writing: Write to Express: Dialogue
Focus Trait: Voice
What makes great dialogue?
The characters speak in a way that shows their feelings.
Formal and informal words show the character's personalities.
The use of exact words help to create a picture in the reader's mind.
Thedialogue tells what is happening in a funny, exciting, or scary way.
Different kinds of sentences make the dialogue sound interesting and natural.
Writing great dialogue involves many steps.
1. Prewrite: Complete a web map in order to get your ideas on paper.
Begin a draft using the prewrite web map. Write dialogue that is
interesting. Organize your dialogue so that the readers tell what is
happening. Be sure that your characters' feelings show.
3. Revise and Edit:
Revise your writing by using formal or informal words that suit my
characters. Edit your paragraph by proofreading for spelling, capitals
4. Final Copy: After revising and editing, write a final copy of your paragraph.
Parent Support: Writing