Lesson 11 Day 1. Genre: Realistic Fiction. Author: Patricia C. McKissack. Question of the Day. Have you ever performed or given a speech in front of a group? How did you feel? When I have to perform in front of people, I feel _________________________. Today’s Read Aloud.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Patricia C. McKissack
Have you ever performed or given a speech in front of a group? How did you feel?
When I have to perform in front of people, I feel _________________________.
read the story aloud.
Vonya woke up with her stomach doing flip flops. It felt like something was fluttering around inside her! “Mom!” she called. “I don’t feel good.”
Vonya’s mother came to the bed, leaned down, and asked what was the matter.
“I don’t know,” said the girl. “I woke up thinking about the talent show. It’s today, and I’m going to have to sing in front of a hundred people. All of a sudden my stomach feels AWFUL!”
With a smile, her mother patted Vonya’s hand. “You’re just nervous. Those are only butterflies in your stomach. It’s a feeling some people have when they are nervous. Don’t worry. Just practice your song while you get dressed. Keep practicing whenever you have a chance, even if it’s only in your head. You’ll be fine.”
“Really?” Vonya asked. Before her feet where on the floor, the words of the song formed in her mind. Then, singing, she walked out of her room. She would be fine. The noise from her singing was sure to make those little butterflies go away!
Why did Vonya have butterflies in her stomach?
What advice did Vonya’s mom give?
How did her mother’s advice help?
Discovery Education Search
An important part of a story is the plot.
In many stories, things happen because the characters have a problem. How they solve that problem is the story’s plot.
Open your reading books to pg. 302.
T 32 Teach/Model
Lea, Brittney, Tamika, Nell
Let’s work together to complete the graphic organizer.
Both girls want to be ringleader.
The girls want to have a circus, their friends have ideas for acts, and they have to choose a ringleader..
They flip a coin to decide.
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