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Boom Town Day 1. Written by Sonia Levitin Illustrated by John Sandford Skill: Realism and Fantasy Genre: Historical Fiction. Question of the Week. When would hard work be the way to strike it rich?. Read Aloud – “Prairie Town”.

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Boom town day 1

Boom TownDay 1

Written by Sonia Levitin

Illustrated by John Sandford

Skill: Realism and Fantasy

Genre: Historical Fiction


Question of the week
Question of the Week

  • When would hard work be the way to strike it rich?


Read aloud prairie town
Read Aloud – “Prairie Town”

  • Do you think this story shows something that could have really happened?

  • How would you describe this story—as a realistic story or as a fantasy? Why?


Community concept web
Community Concept Web

  • The towns prospered amid the bounty of wheat fields, and grain elevators dominated the skyline.

  • What is the red word? What do you think it means?

  • Bounty is a large supply.


Community concept web1
Community Concept Web

  • The town and its farm neighbors are economic and social partners.

  • Read the red word. What do you think it means?

  • Economic- having to do with the business affairs of a country or area


Community concept web2
Community Concept Web

  • School is back in session, and farm children swell the population during the day.

  • Read the red word. What do you think it means?

  • Population- the number of people living in a place


Comprehension skill strategy
Comprehension Skill/Strategy

  • I jumped into my time machine and went back to the day Columbus first landed in America.

  • Do you think this is realistic or fantasy?


Realism v fantasy
Realism v. Fantasy

  • A realistic story tells about something that could happen.

  • A fantasy is a story about something that could never happen.

  • As you read, ask yourself, “Could this happen?”

    Strategy: Prior Knowledge

  • Good readers connect what they are reading with what they already know.

  • Using what you know can help you better understand what you read.

  • You can also use what you know to help you judge whether a story is realistic or a fantasy.



Words to Know

  • boom

  • business

  • coins

  • fetched

  • laundry

  • mending

  • pick

  • skillet

  • spell



  • boom

  • having fast growth


Business work done to earn a living

business work done to earn a living


Coins round pieces of metal used as money
coins round pieces of metal used as money


Fetched went and got something
fetched went and got something


Laundry a room or building where clothes are washed and ironed
laundry a room or building where clothes are washed and ironed


Mending sewing that repairs a hole or tear
mendingsewing that repairs a hole or tear


pick

a tool with a heavy metal bat pointed at one or both ends, having a long, wooden handle


Skillet

a type of frying pan


Spell a period of time
Spella period of time







The miner used his pick

While digging for gold.







Ma uses a skillet to fry

bacon for breakfast.






Small group
Small Group laundry.

  • Leveled Readers


Fluency
Fluency laundry.

  • Listen as I reread “Prairie Town.”

  • I will read with accuracy—I will read without omitting or substituting any words, and Iwill identify words correctly as I read the selection.


Grammar day 1

Grammar laundry.Day 1

Objectives:

Define and identify sentences.

Distinguish between sentences and

fragments.

Use sentences in writing.



Reading grammar connection
Reading-Grammar Connection laundry.

Gooseberries grew on the bushes near town.

This group of words is a sentence.

  • It tells a complete thought.

  • It begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.


Spelling day 1

Spelling laundry.Day 1

Objective:

Spell VCCV words, which usually

have short vowel sounds.



GREAT JOB! laundry.


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