Mahalia Jackson. By Julius Lester. Two minute edit. Active Instruction Set the Stage. Rate and review the vocabulary words independently
By Julius Lester
Rate and review the vocabulary words independently
This week you will read Mahalia Jackson by Julius Lester. As you read, you will compare and contrast information in the story. Good readers compare and contrast story elements as they read so they can better understand what they read.
To be informed
To follow directions
To be entertained
The team cooperation goal is designed to work with your teams behavior. If you can follow the team cooperation goal than you are using good behavior and working as a team. When you do this it allows you to be a better reading and have a better understanding of the story.
I like to imagine what life would be like if I lived as a princess long ago.
You experience a great deal of sorrow and are very unhappy when a good friend moves away.
Jason stomped off to his room making a loud noise because he was unhappy that he didn’t get his way.
The baby made a very expressive face when he tasted the sour lemon and you could tell he didn’t like the taste.
I will be attending my niece’s baby shower in two weeks.
I appreciate when my students pay attention in class because it makes my job easier and they learn more.
Pick 3 words from your list and write a meaningful sentence for the word. Make sure your sentence shows that you understand the meaning of the word
I stomped off to my room and the loud noise I made with my feet woke up the baby. Boy was my mom mad!
Irwin was a quiet, shy turtle who lived in the brush at the edge of the pond. His best friend, Shania, was an outgoing, bubbly goldfish who lived in the pond. The two became friends last year when Shania introduced herself to Irwin as he sunned himself on the bank of the pond. Never a day went by that the two didn’t see each other and swim together. They often had scavenger hunts in the pond, which was their favorite game to play.
This story is about Irwin and Shania. In some ways these friends are similar and I some ways they differ. Irwin and Shania both like to swim. That is a similarity, so I just compared the two friends. Irwin is a turtle, but Shania is a goldfish. This is a difference so I just contrasted the two friends.
Now with your partner compare and contrast other items from this passage.
This story is a biography
What are the characteristics of a biography?
Read pages 32 and 33
Subject is a real person
The author is not the subject
Includes important details about the subjects life
While reading this book we realize that Samuel did not ride a horse and did not really seem interested in learning to ride one. Here we learned that Samuels’ cousin John Adams loved to ride horses. Samuel differed from John. By identifying this difference, I contrasted Samuel to his cousin John.
reread page 353 for fluency.
Use the job cards. Pass them around the table every time you begin to answer a new question
What is your favorite type of music? Give two reasons to support you opinion.
-You answer the question.25 pts
-Your answer explains or describes with
at least two details25 pts
-Your answer makes sense and has part
of the questions in it.20 pts
-Your answer is written in complete,
correct answers20 pts
-Your writing has correct capitalization
and punctuation.10 pts