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Black Cowboy, Wild Horses. Julius Lester * Jerry Pinkney. Teacher read Aloud: Dakota Dugout. As you listen, ask yourself how well the author conveys what homesteading is like. Do you think the author did a good job of describing what a homesteader’s life was like.

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Black cowboy wild horses

Black Cowboy, Wild Horses

Julius Lester * Jerry Pinkney


Teacher read aloud dakota dugout

Teacher read Aloud: Dakota Dugout

  • As you listen, ask yourself how well the author conveys what homesteading is like.

  • Do you think the author did a good job of describing what a homesteader’s life was like.

  • Do you think she clearly explained how she felt about her home on the prairie?


What hardships did the author and her husband face while homesteading

What hardships did the author and her husband face while homesteading?

  • No sunlight came into the dugout; dirt fell on the bed; snakes got inside; the wind came through the door; they lost twelve cattle during the winter; the summer sun destroyed their first corn crop.


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How does the author help the reader visualize the different seasons on the prairie? Give examples from the text to support your answer.

  • Metaphors; the ground was iron; words for sounds; whish-hush; vivid verbs; booming; similes; geese like yarn in the sky.


What do you think the author means by the statement sometimes the things we start with are the best

What do you think the author means by the statement Sometimes the things we start with are the best?

  • We often have simple homes and possessions when we are young, but sometimes these things are more precious than the most expensive belongings we get later.


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Teacher read Aloud: Dakota Dugout

  • Do you think the author did a good job of describing what a homesteader’s life was like.

  • Do you think she clearly explained how she felt about her home on the prairie?


Vocabulary

Vocabulary

  • Bluff

  • Herd

  • Mares

  • Milled

  • Ravine

  • Remorse

  • Skittered

  • stallion


Bluff

Bluff

  • A high cliff or bank

  • We could see the bluff in the distance.


Bluff1

Bluff

  • When we hiked to the top of the _____, we could see___________________ below us.


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herd

  • A group of animals of a single kind.

  • The herd of zebras grazed on the grasslands.


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herd

  • Santa kept his ______ of reindeer on the __________________ at _______.


Mares

mares

  • Female horses

  • The mare stayed close to her colt in the pasture.


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mare

  • Corral, spirited, colt, galloped, around, The, the, with, mare, her

Put the words above in order to create a sentence.

The spirited mare galloped around the corral with her colt.


Milled

milled

  • To move around in confusion

  • The guests milled around the red Ferrari at the car show.


Milled1

milled

  • People __________ around the _____ of the super train waiting for___________.


Ravine

ravine

  • A narrow, deep valley usually worn away by water.

The bridge over the ravine was damaged by the tornado.


Ravine1

ravine

  • The narrow ___________ snaked its way across the _____________.


Remorse

remorse

  • The unhappiness that comes with wishing that one had not done something.

  • When Reina’s cat heard Reina cry over the dead bird, her heart burned with remorse.


Remorse1

remorse

  • Her whole body ached with ______ over the _________________.


Skittered

skittered

  • To move lightly and quickly

The white stallions skittered over the bridge kicking up a cloud of dust.


Skittered1

skittered

  • Surf, The, the, black, of, mare, skittered, the, along, edge

Put the words above in order to make a sentence.

The black mare skittered along the edge of the surf.


Stallion

stallion

  • An adult male horse

  • The stallion was the courageous leader of the wild horses.


Stallion1

Stallion

  • Special, chocolate, named, was, The, stallion, Something, brown,

Put the words above in order to find the name of this stallion.

The chocolate brown stallion was named Something Special.


Structural analysis review of syllabication

Structural analysis: Review of syllabication

  • High above, a hawk was suspended on cold threads of unseen wind.

  • Suspended……..find the VCCV pattern.

  • Break the word into syllables.

  • What are the rules for breaking words into syllables for each of these patterns:

    • VV--triumphantly

    • VCV--shivering

    • VCCV--mustangs

    • VCCCV--rumbling

Tri—um—phant--ly

Shiv—er--ing

Mus--tangs

Rum--bling


Spelling

/n/ or /әn/

Ain is the common spelling for this sound. Captain

Eon is the least common spelling of this sound. surgeon

/chәr/

Ture is the common spelling for this sound culture.

Spelling

/zhәr/

Sure is the common spelling for this sound treasure.


N or n

/n/ or /әn/

  • Mountain

  • Fountain

  • Captain

  • Curtain

  • Villain

  • Surgeon

  • luncheon


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Culture

Creature

Future

Adventure

Moisture

Lecture

Pasture

Vulture

Feature

furniture

Mixture

Departure

architecture

texture

/chәr/


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/zhәr/

  • Treasure

  • Measure

  • Pleasure

  • Leisure


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  • How is Bob Lemmons different from the other cowboys?

He goes off with his horse. The other cowboys work at the ranch.


What can you learn from the artwork on these pages

What can you learn from the artwork on these pages?

  • What the ranch is like; what work goes on there, what the open land around the ranch is like.


What fact about slavery can you infer from what the author tells you about bob lemmons s past

What fact about slavery can you infer from what the author tells you about Bob Lemmons’s past?

  • Slaves were not allowed to learn to read.


What unusual skills does bob lemmons possess

What unusual skills does Bob Lemmons possess?

  • He can tell what animals passed over the ground and when. He can make horses think he is one of them.


What does the author mean when he says that bob needs to smell of sun moon stars and wind

What does the author mean when he says that Bob “needs to smell of sun, moon, stars, and wind”?

  • He needs to smell like a creature who lives on the plains. He has to be free from the smells of civilization.


How do you think bob feels during the lightning storm during the rainstorm

How do you think Bob feels during the lightning storm? During the rainstorm?

  • Somewhat afraid; worried about his horse’s safety; very alert.

  • Very cold, tired.


How does the storm help bob

How does the storm help Bob?

  • It lets him see where the herd is; it washes away the smells of civilization.


How can you tell that bob lemmons is doing something he has done many times before

How can you tell that Bob Lemmons is doing something he has done many times before?

  • He knows where the horses are likely to go and what they will do. He knows where to wait for the horses and how to keep from scaring them.


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Do you think you could ever learn to do the kinds of things Bob Lemmons does to bring in wild mustangs? Why or Why not?


Evaluate

Evaluate

  • How effectively do you think the author has described Bob Lemmon’s personality and way of life? Identify details that support your response.

  • How well has the author described the wild lands where Bob lives and works?


Wrapping up segment 1

Wrapping up segment 1

  • What have you learned about the old time cowboy life so far?

  • In what ways do you think Bob Lemmons was like other old-time cowboys?

  • In what ways do you think he was exceptional?


Reading card 12 subtle meanings

Reading Card 12subtle meanings

  • From page 529: as hard and stinging as remorse.

  • White as grief

    Sometimes authors use words to express more than one meaning. These two phrases help describe the rain and the moon. They also have another meaning; the words grief and remorse may suggest something about Bob Lemmons’s life.

    Discuss what these phrases mean.


What mood is created in the first paragraph on page 532

What mood is created in the first paragraph on page 532?

  • A tense, exciting mood


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The author says that the mustangs think Bob is a horse, and so does Bob. In what ways might these statement be true?

  • Bob know how mustangs think and act, so he can behave in ways that the horses are used to.


What is bob lemmons trying to do

What is Bob Lemmons trying to do?

  • Join the herd


What effect does the death have on the rest of the herd

What effect does the death have on the rest of the herd?

  • It frightens the mares. It throws the herd into confusion.


What does the stallion do to try to get the herd back under control

What does the stallion do to try to get the herd back under control?

  • He bites the mother of the dead colt to force her away from it. He makes the herd gallop away from the place where the death occurred.


Making judgments

Making judgments

  • When was a time you had to decide what was the right thing to do in a difficult situation?

  • Read paragraph 3 on page 535. Do you think Bob Lemmons acted wisely when he chose not to kill the rattlesnake?


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  • How would the story be different if Bob had decided to kill the rattle snake?

  • What other decisions does Bob make about the animals? Are these decisions right or wrong?


Why did bob make warrior attack the stallion

Why did Bob make Warrior attack the stallion?

  • Defeating a herd’s stallion allowed him to take over the herd.


What skills does bob demonstrate in the battle scene

What skills does Bob demonstrate in the battle scene?

  • He is an exceptional rider. He is brave. He is able to help his horse win a battle.


What is bob s goal now

What is Bob’s goal now?

  • To lead the horses back to the corral.


How does the author show bob s ability to concentrate on his goal

How does the author show Bob’s ability to concentrate on his goal?

  • He says, “For Bob , there was only the bulging of the horse’s dark eyes…”


Why doesn t bob ride warrior into the corral

Why doesn’t Bob ride Warrior into the corral?

  • Maybe Warrior doesn’t like being inside a corral because he loves freedom so much.


Why do you think the author ends the story the way he does

Why do you think the author ends the story the way he does?

  • He wants to show how important freedom is to both Bob and Warrior.


Wrapping up segment 2

Wrapping up segment 2

  • Why was Bob Lemmons well suited to work as a cowboy?

  • What career do you think Bob Lemmons would choose if he were alive today?


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