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Unit 5, Week 3. Mrs. Murray’s 4 th Grade eMINTS Classroom. Phonics. The accented syllable in a word is the one you say with emphasis or force.

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Unit 5, Week 3

Mrs. Murray’s 4th Grade eMINTS Classroom


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Phonics

  • The accented syllable in a word is the one you say with emphasis or force.

  • Some two syllable words have accented first syllables, such as clipper and poster. Other two –syllable words have accented second syllables, such as unfold and above.

    carton


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Phonics

  • local meter support locate arrest await bacon begun


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Vocabulary

  • period- a length of time

  • vessels- ships or large boats

  • valuable- important, or worth a lot of money

  • estimate- guess at

  • documenting- writing down or recording an item or event


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Vocabulary In Contextvessels valuable estimated period documenting

  • Scientists can gather _________ information by exploring underwater.

  • They have _________ that there are over a hundred shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Huron.

  • Today’s explorers are ___________ life in oceans and lakes.

  • We are living in a ________ of undersea explorations.

  • In the past, there were no _________ that could take people deep into the ocean.


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Vocabulary/Story Words

  • technologies- specialized scientific knowledge and equipment

  • chief executive-the person who heads a company or organization

  • cornerstone- a main or basic element

  • rigging- the arrangement of masts, sails, and ropes on a sailing ship


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Vocabulary Selection Words

  • facts- statements that can be shown to be true when evidence is provided

  • opinions- statements of beliefs or feelings that do not have to be supported by facts

  • analogy- a comparison of two sets of words or ideas

  • Lewis and Clark-explorers who explored the western portion of the United States in the 1800’s

  • skim- quickly read paragraph by paragraph looking for the main ideas and important details

  • scam- to pinpoint a fact or find a key word


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Fluency: Repeated Reading: Pronunciation

  • Good readers find the pronunciation and meaning of new words by slowly breaking them down syllable by syllable and by using context clues. If they are not able to do that, they use a dictionary.


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Fluency: Repeated Reading

  • Focus: Pronunciation

    The Taino were people who lived throughout the Caribbean, including countries now called Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. When European explorers started arriving in the Caribbean in 1492, the lives of the Taino were changed forever. Explorers took their land. Many of the Taino were killed. By the 1520s very little was left of the Taino civilization except some artifacts and a few words. Hurricane, barbecue, and canoe are Taino words we still use today.


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Vocabulary: Analogy

  • An analogy is a comparison of two sets of words or ideas. Each set has a similar relationship.

  • For example: valuable is to worthless..... as deep is to shallow

  • These words are anonyms.

  • automobiles are to cars as vessels are to _______

  • How are these words related?


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Vocabulary/Word Work

  • ANALOGY PRACTICE @

  • http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/ps3gleana.htm

  • Awesome Analogies! - Figure out why the first pair of words go together so that you can finish the second word pair. For example, "Cat is to MEOW as dog is to ______."(bark) For one or two players.

  • Analogies Quiz: Interactive; 34 questions.

  • Analogies for Kids Quiz - Click on "Play This Quiz Now" to start.

  • Web School: Language: Daily Language: Using Analogies - Read the sentence and choose the word that completes the analogy. Seven practice activities

  • Analogies Challenge - When you see the word that completes the analogy, click on the button at the bottom right of the screen.  Be quick!  The choices for each analogy will only cycle through twice.  The blue dot at the top of the screen tells you how long you have for each question.


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Comprehension: Fact and Opinion

  • Facts are statements that can be shown to be true when evidence is provided.

  • Opinions are statements of beliefs or feelings that do not have to be supported by facts.

  • Some words and phrases that signal opinions include I think, I believe, and probably.

  • Sometimes authors state their opinions as if they are facts.

  • You may need to look for other clues, such as strong adjectives or adverbs, exaggeration, and statements that cause an emotional response.


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Comprehension: Fact and Opinion

The Spanish explored Mexico and Peru in the 1500s. They looted the lands they explored and filled their ships to the brim with gold and treasure. The jewels they carried back to Spain were the most beautiful in the world.

Because of their valuable cargo, the treasure ships were prey for pirates. The ships usually traveled a rout that took them through a stretch of water called “The Spanish Main.” Some pirates claimed to have captured hundreds of treasure ships there.

Fact or Opinion????

  • The Spanish explored Mexico and Peru in the 1500s. _______

  • The Spanish looted the lands they explored? _______

  • The jewels they carried back to Spain were the most beautiful in the world. __________________

  • The ships usually traveled a route that took them through “The Spanish Main.” _____________

  • Some pirates claimed to have captured hundreds of treasure ships. ______________________


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Comprehension: Evaluate: Author’s Purpose

  • It is important to evaluate, or make judgments about, a text you are reading. As you read, you should ask yourself which statements can be proven and which are the author’s purpose.

  • Is the author writing to entertain, to inform, or to persuade?


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Reflection: Day 1

  • What is the meaning of the word valuable as it is used on page 595? What clues in the story helped you know?


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Reflection: Day 2

  • Create a graphic organizer to list three facts and three opinions stated in the story, “Exploring the Undersea Territory.”


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Reflection: Day 3

  • On page 597, Earle states, “This is the Lewis and Clark era for oceans.” Explain what she meant by this statement. Use one detail from the story to explain your answer.


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Reflection: Day 4

  • People have explored new lands and the ocean. What is your opinion about whether we should continue to explore space and the skies beyond Earth? Use details from the story to support your opinion.


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Reflection: Day 5

  • In the story, “Exploring the Undersea Territory,” what opinions does Earle express as if they are facts? Explain.


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