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“Name This American” By Hannah Reinmuth Created by RKL Summary Slide Cause and Effect Make and Confirm Predictions Background Purpose Connotation/Denotation Test-Taking Strategies Media Messages Websites Cause and Effect The cause is why something happens.

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name this american

“Name This American”

By

Hannah Reinmuth

Created by RKL

Theme 6: American Adventure

“Name This American”

summary slide
Summary Slide

Cause and Effect

Make and Confirm Predictions

Background

Purpose

Connotation/Denotation

Test-Taking Strategies

Media Messages

Websites

Theme 6: American Adventure

“Name This American”

cause and effect
Cause and Effect
  • The cause is why something happens.
  • The effect is what happens because of an event or a situation.
  • The setting is very important to a story. Setting is made up of the time, place, and circumstances in which something happens.
  • Look for words that signal cause-and-effect relationships, such as because, but, as a result, therefore, so, and in order to.

Theme 6: American Adventure

“Name This American”

cause and effect4
Cause and Effect

Roberto chased the wild horse because it had killed his father.

The horse was very clever so the chase lasted several days.

Roberto knew the while stallion was near since he could hear its hoof beats.

The stallion was angry so it stamped the ground.

Because Roberto’s pony was too slow, he lost sight of the wild horse.

Roberto switched to a fresh horse in order to keep up with the stallion.

As a result of the four-day chase, Roberto was exhausted.

Theme 6: American Adventure

“Name This American”

make and confirm predictions
Make and Confirm Predictions

Good readers make and confirm predictions as they read. Good readers are active readers, and they consider how a story might end. When I want to predict what might happen in a selection, I can use personal experience and the author’s words. When you are thinking about cause and effect in a story or play, you can make predictions to guess the effects that a particular event might have. Be reading further, you can confirm whether their predictions were accurate.

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“Name This American”

background what do you know
Background – What do you know?

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purpose
Purpose

Read to learn more about these famous Americans.

Read pp. 626 – 639, “Name This American”.

Read pp. 640 – 644, “Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett”.

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“Name This American”

connotation denotation
Connotation/Denotation
  • Denotation is the literal or dictionary definition of a word.
  • Connotation refers to the feelings and ideas that a word suggests. A word may have a positive or negative connotation.
  • Many words have connotations, but not all words connote the same feelings or ideas to everyone.
  • Recognizing a writer’s use of connotative words will help me understand and appreciate the writer’s ideas and feelings.

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“Name This American”

connotative denotative practice
Connotative/Denotative Practice:

Let me present that famous first lady, Dolley Madison.

Let me present that distinguished first lady, Dolley Madison.

Let me present that notorious first lady, Dolley Madison.

He rode up on his brown horse.

He rode up on his brown steed.

He rode up on his brown nag.

I felt ____________when I heard the news.

Theme 6: American Adventure

“Name This American”

test taking strategies
Test-Taking Strategies

Read and follow directions carefully.

Preview the test, scanning for key words and an overview.

Identify question types, such as multiple-choice, true-or-false, matching, or essay, and note questions words (who, what, when, where, why, how, and which).

Manage time; don’t spend too much time on one question or part of the test.

Review the test by checking answers and rereading directions.

Theme 6: American Adventure

“Name This American”

media messages
Media Messages
  • Knowing the source of the message aids in understanding and analyzing the message.
  • Word choices, images, and even the people featured may influence how people receive and process a message.
  • Messages can be direct—a commercial that tells you to by a certain product
  • Messages less obvious or hidden—choice of props used in a movie scene

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“Name This American”

media messages practice
Media Messages Practice:
  • Athletes eat this cereal; you might become a good athlete, too.
  • Community designed for families.
  • A famous athlete appears in a television commercial for cereal.
  • A newspaper ad for a community of new homes shows children in the photographs and gives information that might be important to families with children; such as playgrounds and schools.

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“Name This American”

websites
Websites:
  • Author and Illustrator: Russ Wilson
  • Skills Rocket: Text Structure: Cause and Effect
  • Test Tutor: Text Structure: Cause and Effect
  • Grammar Practice Park: Puzzling Pathways
  • Grammar Gold: Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
  • Grammar Gold: Usage Problems
  • Proofreading Practice
credits
Credits
  • Harcourt Trophies – Distant Voyages, Chicago: Harcourt, 2003.
  • MacMillan Connections – Landscapes, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987.

Theme 6: American Adventure

“Name This American”