Little by Little Written by Jean Little Illustrated by Allen Garns genre autobiography a person’s story of his or her own life
Question of the Day How do you think Jean Little’s experience at school might have affected her feelings about other people who don’t fit in? In your notebook! Do not answer the question right away. Think about it for a minute, then write your answer. Be prepared to share and discuss.
Fact and Opinion Jean has trouble reading Miss Marr is a nice teacher It was impossible for Shirley to be Jean’s friend Shirley was from England Miss Marr had polio Shirley had a magic about her Miss Marr asked Shirley to help Jean Jean thought Miss Marr liked her Jean was sure she would be the only student to get all of the math problems wrong Jean cheated on her mental arithmetic test
Spelling Words Lesson 22 VCCV Words
VCCV Words VCCV Vowel-Consonant-Consonant-Vowel In most VCCV words the syllable break occurs between the two consonants in the middle of the word Accent my be on the first or second syllable of the word
Spelling Words Lesson 22VCCV Words pretty service thunder blanket effort fellow subject perhaps attack entire chimney tunnel effect suspended challenge pretzel survive pillow hunger college
Vocabulary • polio • immobility • despised • dismay • decipher • astonished
Vocabulary • polio • an infectious disease most common in children and young adults, caused by a virus and often followed by paralysis • immobility • the condition of not being able to move or of being motionless • despised • disliked or scorned
Vocabulary • dismay • a feeling of disappointment, uneasiness, and confusion • decipher • to be able to read something, such as handwriting • astonished • surprised very much, amazed
Present Tense • The tense of the verb tells the time of the action • past • present • future • subject-verb agreement • singular subject or plural subject • changes the verb for present tense
Present Tense • Example 1 – add -s to the verb • Miss Marr shows Jean a special desk. • Example 2 – add –es to the verb • She passes out the books. • Example 3 – Change consonant-y to I • Shirley Russell copies the words on the board. • Example 3 – Plural subject/leave the verb alone • The seats flip up when you slide out of them.