So You Want to Be President? Unit 2 Week 5: Lesson Vocabulary, Word Analysis, and Reading Comprehension
Lesson Vocabulary Constitution Proper Noun (a thing) the written set of fundamental principles by which the United States is governed We follow a system of laws
Lesson Vocabulary howling Adjective (it describes a noun) *Multiple Meaning Word very great *Synonyms: extremely good, tremendous, impressive What are examples of a howling success?
Lesson Vocabulary humble Adjective (it describes a noun) not proud; modest *Antonym: prideful, bragging modest- not excessively large, elaborate, or expensive
Lesson Vocabulary politics noun(it’s a thing) the work of government; management of public business
Lesson Vocabulary responsibility Noun (it’s a thing) the act or fact of taking care of someone or something; obligation *Synonyms: duty What responsibilities do drivers have?
Lesson Vocabulary solemnly Adverb (it describes a verb) seriously; earnestly, with dignity Why would you expect the President to accept his oath of office seriously and with dignity? When else is appropriate to be solemn?
Lesson Vocabulary vain Adjective (it describes a noun) having too much pride in your looks, ability, etc. *Synonyms: prideful
Word Analysis: -ly Suffix Recall: A suffix is a word part that is added to the end of a base word. Adding –ly to a base word usually creates an ADVERB. ADVERBS describe how something is done. -describe a VERB For example: The miserable boy knew he had lied. The princess sat miserably in her locked tower. miserable describes the boy (a noun) miserably describes HOW she sat
Word Analysis: -ly Suffix TAKE AWAY MESSAGE: The –ly suffix changes a word to mean “ in a ________ way” Recall that the princess ‘sat in a miserable way’. ADVERBS describe how something is done (describe a VERB) Describe what the following –lysufix words mean: The baby turned over sleepily. The team cheered joyously when they scored. The lighthouse glowed brightly at night. My father looked at us angrily when we broke the lamp. in a sleepy way in a joyous way in a bright way in a angry way
Question of the Week What is the job of the President of the United States? Recall and Summarize: How is working together to do a job helpful? How do you think the President works with others to do his job? What do you think is the hardest part of the President’s job? Why do you think Washington, D.C. is an important place?
Amazing Words *What do we know about today’s Amazing Words? *How do they relate to our Question of the Week: What is the job of the President of the United States? Congress capital clerk Capitol
Comprehension Skill Focus Main Idea and Details The most important thing the author has to say about a topic is the main idea. ---> Think: What is the passage mostly about? Small pieces that tell more about the main idea are the details. Inferring When you infer, you combine your background knowledge with clues in the text. Good reader often infer the ideas, morals/lessons, or themes of a story.
Amazing Words *What do we know about today’s Amazing Words? *How do they relate to our Question of the Week: What is the job of the President of the United States? President oath
Word Analysis: -ly Suffix Recall theTAKE AWAY MESSAGE: Adding –ly to a base word usually creates an ADVERB. ADVERBS describe how something is done (describes a VERB) How are the following –ly words being used? Our hero cleverly figured out how to trick the villain. The turtle gradually made his way to the other end of the grass. The man humbly accepted the award and said he couldn’t have done it without help. The –ly suffix changes a word to mean “ in a ________ way”
Vocabulary Review Let’s read page 289 in our Reading Street textbooks. Our purpose for reading this is to: Recall our Lesson Vocabulary words Warm up our reading muscles
Before we read… In today’s story look for... Humor- Writers use humor to amuse their readers. informal language idioms (“It’s raining cats and dogs”) funny situations
Comprehension Skill Focus Recall our Comprehension Skill for the week… Main Idea and Details The most important thing the author has to say about a topic is the main idea. ---> Think: What is the passage mostly about? Small pieces that tell more about the main idea are the details.