If You Made a Million By: David M. Schwartz Illustrated by: Steven Kellogg Skill: Realism and Fantasy Genre: Nonfiction
Question of the Day • What are some examples of situations in which you might prefer to have either coins or paper money?
Phonics Objectives: • Associate vowel digraphs ee, ea, ai, ay, oa, and ow with the long vowel sounds they stand for. • Review words with endings -ed, -ing, -er, and -est. • Blend and read words with long vowel digraphs and words with the endings -ed, -ing, -er, and -est. • Apply decoding strategies: blend longer words.
seal, tree, wait, stray, goat,slow • What vowel sound do you hear in seal? • How many vowels do you see in seal? • What vowel sounds do you hear in wait and goat? • How many vowels do you see in each word?
MODEL When I see two vowels in a row, I try saying the long vowel sound of the first vowel. I don't say the second vowel at all. I just needto remember two tricky letters. Both y and w can be consonants or vowels. When they come at the end of a word or syllable, they are vowels, so ay and ow are both vowel pairs.
Blend these words Remember the letter q is almost always followed by u and stands for /kw/. For example, quit looks like it has two vowels together, however, it does not have a long vowel digraph.
DECODE LONGER WORDS Write these words, read them, and underline the vowel digraphs. approachdefeatstreamere-mail betweenrainbowdismayoverflow
READ WORDS IN CONTEXT • When the boat's motor broke, we had to row it. • Ellen is not afraid to swim in the bay. • Dean, don't ride the bike in the street.
Vocabulary Strategy - Context Clues • Objectives: Use context clues to determine the meaning of multiple-meaning words.
Sometimes during reading, you may come across a word whose meaning doesn’t make sense. The word might have another meaning. For example, band means “a musical group.” But it also means “a strip of material.” The words around the unknown word may help you figure out another meaning. 1. If you come to a word that doesn't make sense, think about another meaning. 2. Look at nearby words or sentences.Can you figure out another meaning? 3. Try the new meaning in the sentence. Does it make sense?
Let’s Read Money • Page 89 • As you read “Money,” look for words that can have more than one meaning. Look at the nearby words to figure out the meaning that makes sense.
Words to Know • amount • check • earned • expensive • interest • million • thousand • value • worth
More Words to Know afford feat
million one thousand thousands; 1, 000,000
value the real worth of something in money
worth equal in value to
Economics: Costs and Benefits People need to make wise choices about how to spend their money. They need to weigh the cost of something against the benefits of having it. Cost is how much a person pays for something either in money, time, effort, or the like. Benefits are things that help people or are good for them. For example, imagine you had to choose between spending a dollar for twenty balloons or putting a dollar in the bank to collect interest. At first, it may seem that it is better to buy the balloons. The balloons will make you happy right away. But over a period of time, your dollar will be worth more as you earn interest. So, even though you do not have the benefit of spending the money right away, you will have even more money to spend in the future.
Fluency • Choral Reading Read aloud p. 101. Notice how I chunk the money combinations. You will practice as a class doing three choral readings.
Grammar Objectives: • Define and identify sentences that are commands. • Define and identify sentences that are exclamations.
Daily Fix-It • 5. Beth is worryed about losing her money • Beth is worried about losing her money. • 6. Was that Beths quarter. • Was that Beth’s quarter?
Commands and Exclamations • A sentence that tells someone to do something is a command. Some commands begin with please. Commands usually end with periods. • Sentences that show strong feelings are exclamations. Exclamations begin with a capital letter and end with an exclamation mark.
Spelling Objective:Spell words with long vowel digraphs. • Long a is sometimes spelled ai and ay: grain, display. • Long e is sometimes spelled ea and ee: clean, agree. • Long o is sometimes spelled oa and ow: coach, window. • Long vowel sounds are sometimes spelled as digraphs.