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The Gymnast Day 2
Concept talk Why do people try to change themselves?
Partner Share • Why would someone want to be a champion? • How would you develop the skills you need to excel at a competitive sport that you find interesting? • Do you think that a skill can ever be truly perfected?
Amazing Words • Rehearse- to practice or perform in order to be ready for an event • We will rehearse on Friday for the play. • Routine- a regular method of doing things • We have a routine for the mornings. • Teach your partner these words.
Idioms • A phrase or expression whose meaning cannot be understood from the ordinary meaning of the words that form it
Simile A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as He can run like the wind. This simile compares how the boy runs to how fast the wind can be, showing that he runs fast.
Sequence • You can use clue words, such as days of the week, and words such as first, next and last. • It is important to keep track of the order in which events occur in the story.
Vocabulary • Bluish- somewhat blue • Her lips were bluish from the cold. • Cartwheels- perform such a handspring • She can do three cartwheels in a row. Teach your partner these words.
Vocabulary • gymnastics- exercises developing agility and coordination • The gymnastics team won the competition. • hesitation- the action of pausing • He stuttered with his hesitation to talk in front of others. • Teach your partner these words.
Vocabulary • Limelight- the focus of public attention • Frank loved being in the limelight. • Skidded- slip, slide • The dog skidded to a stop. Teach your partner these words.
Vocabulary • Somersault- an acrobatic feat in which a person turns head over heels in the air on the ground and finishes on his feet • Mary performed a somersault on the mat. • Throbbing- beat or sound with a strong regular rhythm • His thumb was throbbing with pain. • Teach your partner these words
Vocabulary • Wincing- give a slight involuntary grimace • Paul stopped wincing when the doctor came in. • Teach your partner this word.
Suffix • -ion “action or process” Elevation Reflection submission • -ish means “somewhat” or “like” • Sickish • Bookish
Who and Whom • The pronoun who is used as a subject. • The pronoun whom is used as an object. • In a question that uses who or whom, change the word order so that the subject comes first. Then determine if the pronoun is used as a subject or an object.
Who and Whom • Who did he choose? (incorrect) • Whom would you choose? (correct) • I wonder ____ (who/whom) is in charge? • “who” is the subject of the verb “to be” • Sarah gave the tickets to ____ (who/whom)? • “whom” used after the preposition to.
Spelling • Prefix in-, il-, im- and ir- all mean “not” • When you see any of these prefixes, you know that it means not. • Remove the prefix, and look at the base word. • When spelling these words, think about the base word, then add the prefix.
Daily Fix it Lets take a look at our Daily Fix it
Writing • Persuasive writing; • Introductory paragraph-your position • Each paragraph should focus on your evidence • Describe and then prove the opposing views key points wrong • Restate and reinforce the thesis and supporting evidence
Writing • Your topic is: • Describe your favorite time of the year, and explain what makes this time of year special to you. Persuade your reader that your choice is the best time of year.
Books • We are going to need our books now. • 1-5 • 6-10 • 11-15 • 16-20 • 21-27