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“Secret Place” Author: Eve Bunting Genre: Realistic Fiction
Line 1: freeway railroad warehouse smokestacks • Compound words • What two words make up these compounds? • Do the words help determine the meaning of the compound?
Line 2: showed fanned carried lined • These words have the suffix –ed added to them. • How does the suffix change the meaning of the words? • (Changes words to past tense from present tense. Change y to i. Double final consonant after short vowel before adding suffix)
Line 3: dark light perfect imperfect • Antonyms • Use each word in a sentence.
Line 4: boom shunt grunt snort cackle quack • Vivid verbs and nouns. • Can you identify the nouns? • Use them in a sentence. • Can you identify the vivid verbs? • Use them in a sentence.
grunt boom snort
Line 5: jangled noise year tangled clouds • These words are found in the story, and they review the spelling patterns for Unit 2.
tangled year clouds
Sentence 1: Close by is a freeway where cars and trucks boom, and a railroad track with freight trains that shunt and grunt. • Can you identify the compounds? • (freeway, railroad) • Can you identify the words with an antonym? • (close/far) • Can you identify the vivid nouns or verbs? • (boom, shunt, grunt)
Sentence 2: Smokestacks blow clouds to dim the sun. • Can you identify the compounds? • (smokestacks) • Can you identify the words with an antonym? • (dim/brighten)
Sentence 3: He works a forklift in one of the brick warehouse, and I showed him the secret place the day I found it. • Can you identify the compounds? • (warehouse) • Can you identify the word with the suffix –ed? • (showed) • Can you identify the words with an antonym? • (secret/public, day/night)
Sentence 4: To celebrate the new year, the crowd jangled keys to make noise. • Can you identify the words that contain the sound spelling patterns we have learned in this unit?
L 1: freeway railroad warehouse smokestacks L 2: showed fanned carried lined L 3: dark light perfect imperfect L 4: boom shunt grunt snort cackle quack L 5: jangled noise year tangled clouds • Choose a word, read it, and use it in a sentence. • Choose a word, use it in a sentence, and choose someone to extend the sentence, by adding information to the beginning, middle, and end.