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Because of Winn-Dixie. By Kate DiCamillo. What experiences bring diverse people together?. Genre. Realistic Fiction has characters and events that are like people and events in real life. This week’s TRADE BOOKS:. Something to Do Florida Everglades The Story of Libraries

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because of winn dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

By Kate DiCamillo

genre
Genre
  • Realistic Fiction
    • has characters and events that are like people and events in real life
this week s trade books
This week’s TRADE BOOKS:
  • Something to Do
  • Florida Everglades
  • The Story of Libraries
    • use your time wisely
    • READ CAREFULLY before you take an AR test!!!
child of the silent night
Child of the Silent Night
  • attention- care & thoughtfulness
  • kindness- gentleness
  • understanding- comprehension
  • When did Laura’s parents realize Laura had lost her sight and hearing?
  • What were the steps in her recovery? Describe them in order.
sequence
Sequence
  • Events in a story happen in a certain order.
  • When you read, think about what comes first, next, last, …..
  • Identifying the sequence, or order, of events in a story can help you understand what you are reading.
summarize
Summarize
  • Good readers sum up the important events in a story as they read.
  • Summarizing main events and the order in which they happened can help you remember important information.
vocabulary words
Vocabulary Words
  • Study your words and their definitions each day.
grand
grand
  • Excellent; very good
  • When have you done something grand?
  • What are two meaning for grand?
      • I had a grand time at the party.
      • I saw the grand house.
  • What rhymes with grand?
  • Who can make a sentence?
memorial
memorial
  • Helping people to remember a person, thing, or event
  • Have you ever been part of a memorial service or have you ever seen a memorial?
  • Who can make a sentence?
peculiar
peculiar
  • Strange or unusual
  • Have you ever seen something peculiar? What?
  • What is a synonym for peculiar?
  • Who can make a sentence?
positive
positive
  • Without doubt; sure
  • Numbers can be positive or negative.
  • Have you ever been positive about something? What?
  • What is an antonym for positive?
  • Who can make a sentence?
prideful
prideful
  • Overly proud of oneself
  • Is is good or bad to be prideful?
  • How does it make you feel when someone is prideful?
  • What is an antonym for prideful?
  • Who can make a sentence?
recalls
recalls
  • Calls back to mind; remembers
  • When do you have to recall information?
  • What is an antonym for recall?
  • Who can make a sentence?
selecting
selecting
  • Picking out; choosing
  • What is something you have selected?
  • Is it easy of hard to select something?
  • Who can make a sentence?
more words to know
More words to know:
  • consisted- was made up of
  • friendless- without friends
suffixes
Suffixes
  • Look for word parts, such as a base word and a suffix.
  • Ask yourself how the suffix changes the meaning of the base word.
  • Try the meaning in the sentence to see if it makes sense.
    • ful means full of
    • al means of or like
author s purpose
Author’s Purpose
  • The author uses lots of descriptive words:
      • strong, peculiar smell
      • the bear was three times the size of

Winn-Dixie

  • The author probably wants to entertain us.
black bears
Black Bears
  • Genre: Expository nonfiction provides information about people, places, animal, and other things in the real world.
  • Sequence: Is sequence always important in what you read?
  • Summarize: Who can summarize this selection?
fluency tone of voice
Fluency: Tone of Voice
  • Your voice should rise and fall when you read questions, to emphasize words and where there is lots of emotion.
  • Your tone changes to match the way people speak.
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Sequence
  • Events in a story happen in a certain order.
  • When you read, think about what comes first, next, last, …..
  • Identifying the sequence, or order, of events in a story can help you understand what you are reading.
idiom
Idiom
  • An IDIOM is a phrase or expression whose meaning can not be understood from the ordinary meaning of the words that form it.
  • You figure out the meaning of an idiom by figuring out what makes sense based on what you read.
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Idiom
  • Examples:
    • He has a big heart.
    • Hold your horses.
    • A broken heart.
    • Run an errand.
    • Chase rainbows.
    • Have the blues.
    • Green around the gills
research study skills
Research & Study Skills
  • A MAP is a drawing of a place that shows where something is or where something happened.
  • Every map has a LEGEND that has a COMPASS ROSE to show direction, a SCALE to show distance, and a KEY to show symbols.
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Research & Study Skills
  • A GLOBE is a sphere with a map of the world.
  • An ATLAS is a book of maps.