Unit 2: Investigations Weekly Theme: Being a WriterSelection 5:Title: Author: A True StoryAuthor: Helen LesterGenre:Autobiography– a story of a person’s life written by that person.Comprehension Strategy: SummarizeComprehension Skill: Author’s Purpose* I can summarize a story. I can identify an autobiography as a story written by someone about themselves.
Spelling Unit 2 Week 5 I can decode words with /n/ gn, kn; /r/ wr spelling patterns. Spelling Focus: wrap, knit, gnat, wrists, knots, wrote, knight, sign, knock, wreck, know, wring, gnaws, write, wrong Review Words: throw, spray, scratch Challenge Words: wristwatch, knapsack
Key Vocabulary: talented – having a natural ability single – only one proper – correct excitement – a feeling of being happy because something good has happened or will happen acceptance – an agreement to take something useful – helpful
Vocabulary Skills: Context Clues: Word Clues * I can use context clues to help figure out unfamiliar words. Look for words in the same sentence or a nearby sentence that give a clue to the meaning of the word. The clue might be a synonym or another word that helps you to figure out the unfamiliar word’s meaning. Grammar Skills: Sentence Combining with Nouns * I can combine sentences by joining two nouns in the subject. Use the word and to join the nouns. Leave out the words that repeat. Make sure subjects and verbs agree. Example: John likes science. Bob likes science. John and Bob like science.