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Grace and the Time Machine. Compiled by: Terry Sams PES. from Starring Grace by Mary Hoffman adapted for Story Theater by Donald Abramson illustrated by Matthew Faulkner. Summary.

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grace and the time machine

Grace and the Time Machine

Compiled by:

Terry Sams PES

from Starring Grace by Mary Hoffman

adapted for Story Theater by Donald Abramson

illustrated by Matthew Faulkner

summary
Summary

Grace and her friends build a time machine powered by imagination. Using the memories of Grace’s grandmother and Mrs. Myerson, a neighbor, everyone has fun experiencing far-off places such as Gambia, Trinidad, and Heidelberg.

study skills
Study Skills
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Comprehension Skill: Drawing Conclusions
  • Comprehension Strategy: Answer Questions
  • Comprehension Review Skill: Compare Contrast
  • Vocabulary: Prefixes
genre play
Genre: Play
  • A play has all the elements of a story-characters, setting, plot, and theme- but it doesn’t look like a story because it’s written to be performed. As you read, think about how this play might be different as a chapter in a book.
comprehension skill tested draw conclusions te 211a
Comprehension Skill Tested –Draw Conclusions TE 211a
  • When you draw conclusions, you use details and what you already know to form opinions or make decisions about characters and events.
  • The facts and details are small pieces of information in the story.
comprehension skill tested draw conclusions
Comprehension Skill Tested –Draw Conclusions
  • Facts and details “add up” to a conclusion.
  • A flashback briefly “pauses” the present-time events of the story.
  • A flashback helps explain something that is happening now in the story.
comprehension skill review compare and contrast
Comprehension Skill Review: Compare andContrast
  • A Comparison tells how two or more things are alike.
  • A Contrast tells how they are different
  • Clue words such as like or as show comparisons
  • Clue words such as but or unlike show contrasts.
vocabulary strategy prefixes
Vocabulary Strategy Prefixes -
  • Prefixes are letters added to the beginning of a word that change its meaning.
  • The prefixre- means “again.”

If you retie a knot, you tie it again.

  • The prefix a means “on, in or at”.

If you are abed, you are in bed.

research study skill advertisement
Research/Study Skill –Advertisement
  • All advertisements sell a product or service.
  • Advertisements want their product or service to appear the best.
research study skill advertisement1
Research/Study Skill –Advertisement
  • There are four parts to an advertisement:

-photo or illustration

-a headline in large type

-information about the product

-who makes the product or service

question of the week te 142 m
Question of the WeekTE 142 m
  • What can we accomplish by using our imaginations?
day 2 question of the day
Day 2-Question of the Day
  • What happens when Grace and her friends use their imaginations?
day 3 question of the day
Day 3 - Question of the Day
  • How did using her imagination affect Mrs. Myerson?
day 4 question of the day review
Day 4-Question of the Day - Review
  • What do you think is the best way to spend a summer day with friends?
weekly fluency check characterization dialogue te 211a
Weekly Fluency Check -Characterization/Dialogue TE 211a
  • Read aloud “Journal of a Teenage Genius” on p. 188m. Explain how you use what you know about the characters to choose a voice for each one and make the dialogue more interesting.
review questions
Review Questions
  • How did grace show she was capable of taking care of Nana?
  • How were the trips to The Gambia and Trinidad alike?
  • What does this story teach about inventions?
  • How did Mrs. Myerson fell about the children?
review questions1
Review Questions
  • Why do you think the author wrote this story?
  • How might Mrs. Myerson’s imaginary trip affect her present life?
  • Would you like to time travel? Why or why not?
  • How were the imaginary trips to Trinidad and Heidelberg alike?
vocabulary say it
Vocabulary - Say It
  • awkward
  • miracle
  • mechanical
  • capable
  • chant
  • aboard
  • vehicle
  • atlas
  • reseats
more words to know
More Words to Know

contraption

pantomime

excursion

invention

research

vehicle

vehicle

device for carrying people or things, such as a car, bus, airplane, etc.

reseats

reseats

sits again

miracle

miracle

a wonderful happening that is contrary to, or independent of, the known laws of nature

chant

chant

to call over and over again

capable

capable

having fitness, power, or ability; able; efficient; competent

awkward

awkward

not graceful or skillful in movement or shape; not easily managed

atlas

atlas

book of maps

aboard

aboard

on board; in or on a ship, train, bus, airplane, etc.

contraption

contraption

device or gadget

pantomime

pantomime

to express by gestures

excursion

excursion

a short trip taken for interest or pleasure, often by a group of people together

invention

invention

something made for the first time

research

research

the act of hunting carefully for facts or truth

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They arranged five chairs in the center of the stage and then pantomime adding things to them.
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They arranged five chairs in the center of the stage and then pantomime adding things to them.
writing assignment te 211h
Writing Assignment TE 211h
  • Think of a scene in which two characters are having a conversation. They might be arguing, making a decision, or trying to solve a problem.
  • Visualize what they look like and where the scene is taking place.
  • Write their exact words.
writing assignment drafting tips
Writing Assignment Drafting Tips
  • Make your characters’ speech – or dialogue – sound the way people really talk.
  • Describe important actions occurring on stage using adverbs.
  • Organize your writing carefully. always begin with a description of the scene.
spelling words adding ar and or
Spelling Wordsadding ar and or
  • Arkansas
  • garden
  • sharp
  • forward
  • force
  • sport
  • apartment
  • Florida
  • storm
  • partner
spelling words adding s and es
Spelling WordsAdding –s and -es
  • start
  • backyard
  • argue
  • story
  • corner
  • alarm
  • form
  • garbage
  • forest
  • morning
challenge
CHALLENGE
  • carnation
  • margarine
  • informative
  • snorkel
  • departure
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This Week’s Word Wall Words

Click and type your own words for this week:

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Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.
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