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Third Grade: Theme 1 Selection 1 Dollar and Sense. V C C V Pattern. Vowels usually have the short sound when they are followed by two consonants . Locate the first two vowels and place a dot underneath the vowels . Underline the consonants between the vowels . h ā p p e n

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Third Grade:

Theme 1

Selection 1

Dollar and Sense


VCCV Pattern

  • Vowels usually have the short sound when they are followed by two consonants.

  • Locate the first two vowels and place a dot underneath the vowels.

  • Underline the consonants between the vowels.

  • hāppen

  • wĭnter

  • lĕsson

  • băsket


Challenge Words

skillet

picnic

planet

system

pumpkin


Spelling Fluency

How Fast Can You Read the Words?

happen

monster

lettuce

supper

basket

subject

winter

lesson

sister

spelling


Spelling Fluency

How Fast Can You Read the Words?

napkin

skillet

collar

picnic

traffic

planet

suggest

system

puppet

pumpkin


Teacher Read Aloud:

Prairie Town

by Bonnie and Arthur Geisert

Activate Prior Knowledge:

Share what you know about the different seasons.

How do activities change through the year?


  • Purpose Setting:

  • Listen for details that indicate that “Prairie Town” is an example of realistic fiction.

  • Each season in a prairie town brings different activities, both for work and for fun.

  • 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?


Build Concept Vocabulary

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


Build Concept Vocabulary

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


Build Concept Vocabulary

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


Build Concept Vocabulary

economic

bounty

Business

Growth

Community Development

Residents

population


Comprehension Skill:

Realism and 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 judge whether a story is realistic or a fantasy.


  • Pecos Bill and the Tornado

  • Realism and Fantasy

  • 1. Are there things from the first two paragraphs that could not really happen?

  • Use your prior knowledge to help you decide whether or not the story is realistic.

  • What do you know about tornadoes? Use that to help you decide if this is a realistic story or a fantasy.


Boom Town

Author: Sonia Levitin


Genre:

Historical Fiction

  • Historical fiction takes place in the past.

  • Made-up characters are placed in a real setting; their actions are fictional.



Old boomtowns of the west were built around mining sites.  They started out as little camps with tents. As more and more people learned about the area that might have potential of making prospectors rich, more people came.  With the increase of population came the increase of merchants and mining companies.  A general store and other shops would be established.     


The general store was a huge social gathering place.  Merchants made a fortune off of settlers.  They realized that selling tools to miners  made huge profits.  Prices were sky-high, almost 10 times what the merchant paid the wholesaler.Stores and restaurants opened up quickly as well.  Boarding houses and hotels usually were small.


having rapid growth Merchants made a fortune off of settlers.  They realized that selling tools to miners  made huge profits.  Prices were sky-high, almost 10 times what the merchant paid the wholesaler.

boom

“I’m building a bank,” Mr. Hooper said to me. “This is getting to be a boom town.”

Synonyms:

advance

growth


work done to earn a living Merchants made a fortune off of settlers.  They realized that selling tools to miners  made huge profits.  Prices were sky-high, almost 10 times what the merchant paid the wholesaler.

business

“You’re a right smart little girl,” said the peddler, “being in business like this.”

Synonyms:

career

employment

livelihood


round pieces of metal used as money Merchants made a fortune off of settlers.  They realized that selling tools to miners  made huge profits.  Prices were sky-high, almost 10 times what the merchant paid the wholesaler.

coins

Saturday night when he came home singing, coins jangled in his pocket.

Synonyms:

change

currency


went and got something Merchants made a fortune off of settlers.  They realized that selling tools to miners  made huge profits.  Prices were sky-high, almost 10 times what the merchant paid the wholesaler.

fetched

But after all the water was fetched and the wash was done, I’d sit outside the cabin door with Baby Betsy.

Synonym:

retrieved

carried


a room or building where clothes are washed and ironed Merchants made a fortune off of settlers.  They realized that selling tools to miners  made huge profits.  Prices were sky-high, almost 10 times what the merchant paid the wholesaler.

laundry

“What we need is a laundry for washing clothes,” said Amanda.

Synonym:

cleaner


sewing that repairs a hole or tear Merchants made a fortune off of settlers.  They realized that selling tools to miners  made huge profits.  Prices were sky-high, almost 10 times what the merchant paid the wholesaler.

mending

They found they could make money mending clothes.

Synonym:

fixing

repairing

patching


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

pick

Tools such as a pick and an ax fetched a good price.

Synonym:


a type of frying pan having a long, wooden handle

skillet

I poked around in a big box of stuff and found an old iron skillet.

Synonym:

frying pan


a period of time having a long, wooden handle

spell

“I’d like to rest a spell,” he said.

Synonym:

bit

stretch

while

moment


Vocabulary Fluency having a long, wooden handle

How Fast Can You Read the Words?

boom

laundry

mending

business

pick

coins

fetched

skillet

spell


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words! having a long, wooden handle

Draw! Draw! Draw!


  • Free Association having a long, wooden handle

  • When I say a word, you write down any words you can think of that remind you of that word.

  • For example:

  • The word is school:

  • learning

  • Science

  • pencils

  • Reading

  • Math

  • teachers

  • P.E.

  • Education

1. boom

2. spell

3. business

4. coins

5. fetched

6. laundry

7. mending

8. pick

9. skillet


  • Classifying having a long, wooden handle

  • Place the following words in categories:

  • boom spell business

  • coins fetched laundry

  • mending pick skillet

  • Decide the names of the categories.

  • Determine how many categories.

  • Determine which words go in which categories.

  • After classifying the words, write a paragraph explaining each of the categories and why certain words go in a particular category.


Can You Find the Context Clues? having a long, wooden handle

1. The visitors would take their clothes to the ________ to be washed..

2. Amanda saved the _________ she received for selling her pies.

3. This is becoming a __________ town as more people move in and open

new stores.

4. Amanda decided to sit a _____________ after she had worked all day.

5. Our family looks forward to Saturday mornings when dad cooks bacon and

eggs in the _________________.

6. The miner used a _______________ to break up the earth.

7. Mother was always busy ____________ the holes in our clothes.

8. Amanda suggested to the visitor that he should start a laundry ___________.

9. Pioneers __________________ water from the wells and streams.

boom; spell; business; coins; fetched; laundry; mending; pick; skillet


Synonym Search having a long, wooden handle

Match the vocabulary words on the left to the correct synonyms on the right. Some vocabulary words have more than one synonym. Ready, set, go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

boom

spell

business

coins

fetched

laundry

mending

skillet


Word Association Challenge having a long, wooden handle

  • Which word goes with a new restaurant in town? Why?

2. Which word goes with thread? Why?

3. Which word goes with the ground? Why?

4. Which word goes with a ball? Why?

5. Which word goes with jingling? Why?

6. Which word goes with education? Why?

7. Which word goes with eating? Why?

8. Which word goes with reading a book? Why?

9. Which word goes with drying? Why?

Word Bank

boom spell business coins

fetched laundry mending pick

skillet


Tell Me What You Know having a long, wooden handle

  • Describe a time when you witnessed a dog that fetched an object.

  • 2. Is your area considered a boom town? Why?

  • 3. Create a Tree Map of coins.

  • 4. List foods that you could cook in a skillet.

  • 5. Sequence how you would mend a button on a shirt.

  • 6. What are the causes and effects of a successful business?.


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