The Lesson Monday: Why did Jon and Bill want to mow Mr. Dill’s lawn? Tuesday: What was the lesson that Jon learned in this story? Wednesday: During what part of the day did Jon learn his lesson? Thursday: What was the problem after Jon pulled on his jeans? Friday: Write one of the sentences from the story which shows the reader that Jon’s mother was upset with him.
Should I Get a Dog? Monday: How can owning a dog help to keep you healthy? Tuesday: What is paragraph 2 mostly about? Wednesday: Fill in the blank. Problems in owning a dog: digs up flowers barks at night _____________ Thursday: Which meaning best fits the way judge is used in paragraph 2? A person who decides a case in court A person who decides the winner in a contest To form an opinion about something Friday: Write one sentence from the passage which shows the reader why dogs can be great companions.
The Red Balloon Monday: The chart shows the order of some events in the story. What happened next? Tuesday: How did the girl feel when she found out her little sister was lost? Wednesday: How did the red balloon help to solve the problem? Thursday: Where did this story take place? Friday: This story was written mainly to _____________. explain how to buy shoes tell how a red balloon saved the day tell the reader how to be safe in the mall show how to find a lost child
Prairie Dogs Monday: In paragraph 4, what word helps the reader know what sentry means? Tuesday: Read paragraph 1 again. Where do prairie dogs live? Wednesday: What does the author mean when she says that the prairie dog is a social animal? Thursday: What food does this passage mention that prairie dogs store in their burrows? Friday: What would a prairie dog do to protect itself from a fox?
My Friend Sasha Monday: What does Sasha do when Jane comes home? Tuesday: How does Sasha feel when she tucks her tail between her legs? Wednesday: What words help the reader know that Sasha lives in the house some of the time? Thursday: Read paragraph 4 to find out why Sasha likes to play fetch. Friday: In paragraph 4, the word fetch means __________________.
Firefly Facts Monday: This article was written mainly to ___________? Tuesday: What is a glowworm? Wednesday: What happens after the firefly eggs stay in the ground for one month? Thursday: What did we learn from the firefly? Friday: Why is it easier to catch fireflies at night instead of the day?
The Mouse Monday: Explain the hints that help you know who is telling this story. Tuesday: What clues help you know that this story happened in the city? Wednesday: When did this story take place? Thursday: In paragraph 3, what word helps you understand that the narrator was flying? Friday: After the dog began to chase the cat, what did the narrator do?
Tae Kwon Do Monday: Karate is a martial art. What words in paragraph 1 tell the reader that martial can mean military? Tuesday: Why is Kyepka called a break test? Wednesday: What belt is earned before a yellow belt? Thursday: The story was mainly written to ___________. Friday: What sentence from the passage tells that a young child would not have earned a black belt?
The Test Monday: When Kolton woke up that morning, he was excited, but how did he feel at lunch? Tuesday: In paragraph 1, what does someone have to do when taking a Kyepka test? Wednesday: What did Kolton do when he stepped back quickly to break the board? Thursday: Why did Kolton think about the test all day? Friday: Where did Kolton take his test?
That’s Not a Toad Monday: Why did the author use the title “That’s Not a Toad”? Tuesday: Why is against the law to sell a Texas horned toad? Wednesday: Look at the chart. Fill in the empty box. Thursday: Which words in paragraph 2 tell why the Texas state reptile is called a horned toad? Friday: Complete the summary: The Texas state reptile is the Texas horned toad. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Two Birds of the Sea • Penguins • live south of the equator • can’t fly • Penguins • live north of the equator • 10 inches tall • use wings to swim underwater • ________ Monday: Look at the Venn diagram about penguins and puffins. Fill in the blank. Tuesday: The penguin has a clumsy walk. What two words in paragraph 2 help you know the puffin is clumsy when he lands? Wednesday: What is this article mainly about? Thursday: Would this article be more likely to be found in a book of fairy tales or a magazine? Friday: Which words in paragraph 1 means the same as equator?
United States Mints Monday: In paragraph 2, what happens to the blanks after they are cut out and before they are washed? Tuesday: Why don’t the inspectors look at every coin before they leave the mint? Wednesday: Which meaning best fits the way mint is used in paragraph 1? Mint (mint) noun: sweet smelling plant used for flavoring a candy flavored with mint a place where coins are made Thursday: Paragraph 2 is mainly about ___________________? Friday: According to this article, how many mints have made coins in America?
The Earth’s Moon Phases Monday: Which picture is most like a crescent moon described in paragraph 3? Tuesday: This article was written mainly to _____________? Wednesday: Write the sentence from the article that tells where the moon gets its light. Thursday: What is another name for a dark moon? Friday: Read paragraph 3. What phase of the moon comes before the full moon?
The Soccer Game Monday: Why was the crowd yelling after Soo Yang fell into the mud puddle? Tuesday: If this game had been played indoors, why wouldn’t the story have ended the same way? Wednesday: Why was the game so important on this day? Thursday: What color was the Orange Crush uniform? Why? Friday: Would this story more likely be found in a storybook or an encyclopedia?
A Special Holiday Monday: In paragraph 2, the word festival means ______________. Tuesday: This passage was written mainly to ______________. Wednesday: Why does Confucius say, “Thinking without learning is dangerous.”? Thursday: Why is money given in envelopes that are red? Friday: What words in paragraph 1 help you understand the word Vietnamese?
How Popcorn Pops Monday: In paragraph 2, what word helps the reader know the meaning of expands? Tuesday: When someone wants to add water to the “old maid” kernels, what do they do after they shake the jar a few times? Wednesday: What is paragraph 1 mainly about? Thursday: Write a summary for this article. Friday: Which meaning best fits the way store is used in paragraph 3? store (noun) a shop (noun) something that is put away (verb) to furnish or supply (verb) to put away for future use
A Popcorn Experiment Monday: What do you think the experiment will show you? Tuesday: In this experiment, why do you put the kernels of corn in the oven for 90 minutes? Wednesday: In this experiment, what do you do after you heat the oven to 200 degrees? Thursday: What word from paragraph 1 means the same thing as steam? Friday: What is missing from this chart?
The Surprise Monday: During what part of the day did this story take place? Tuesday: How did Jerome feel about gathering eggs? Wednesday: What sentence from the story shows the reader that Jerome was enjoying his visit to the farm? Thursday: What chore did Jerome have to do in this story? Friday: What was the surprise in this story?
Amazing Bats Monday: Look at the story map. Read paragraph 1 to fill in the blank. Tuesday: Why would the author of this story be likely to build a bat house in his backyard? Wednesday: In paragraph 3, what two words make up the word echolocation? Thursday: What is paragraph 3 mostly about? Friday: Why does the author of this story use the title “Amazing Bats”?
Collecting Stamps Monday: Look at the story map. Read paragraph 3 and 4 to fill in the blank. Tuesday: In paragraph 1, what words help the reader know what a philatelist is? Wednesday: Complete this summary. Some people collect stamps as a hobby. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday: List three ways to get United States stamps for your collection. Friday: Read paragraph 3. What does topical collecting mean?
Flamingos Monday: Which meaning best fits the way strain is used in paragraph 2? strain (verb) to make a great effort (verb) to pour or squeeze a liquid through a sieve so as to take out solid parts (verb) to push or pull with great force (noun) physical pressure Tuesday: Why are there no longer any wild flamingos living outside of zoos in the United States? Wednesday: What is paragraph 2 mainly about? Thursday: Was this article written to inform the reader or entertain the reader? Friday: Why do flamingos live their entire life near water?
Why Do Volcanoes Form? Monday: In paragraph 1, the word sphere means __________________? Tuesday: Look at the diagram of the earth and read paragraph 1. Tell which is the thinnest layer. Wednesday: Paragraph 2 is mainly about which layer of the earth? Thursday: In paragraph 2, what is another word for magma? Friday: Would this article most likely be found in a dictionary or an encyclopedia?
Three Kinds of Volcanoes Monday: Mount Paricutin is located in what country? Tuesday: Look at the pictures of the volcanoes. Which picture is most like the volcano described in paragraph 1? Wednesday: Complete the summary. Not all volcanoes are formed the same way. Some form underwater like the Hawaiian Islands. Other form where no one expects. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday: Why did some people forget that Mount St. Helens was a volcano? Friday: In paragraph 1, what happened to the lava after it was cooled by water?
Lost and Found Monday: What is the main problem in the story? Tuesday: When did this story take place? How do you know? Wednesday: Complete the summary. Lost and Found Pablo’s mother could not find him at the end of the day. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday: Pablo’s mother was worried at the beginning of the story. How did she feel at the end of the story? Friday: How does the title help you know that Pablo will be okay at the end of the story?
An Interesting Dinosaur Monday: Look at the pictures of four dinosaurs. Which dinosaur is described in paragraph 3? Tuesday: What sentence in paragraph 1 proves that dinosaurs lived on Earth even though no one has ever seen a living one? Wednesday: Complete this list. Things we know about dinosaurs from their fossils. their size what they ate Thursday: How did a long tail help the compsognathus dinosaur? Friday: Finish the summary. By studying fossils, we know many things about dinosaurs. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Indian Transportation Monday: What is paragraph 3 mainly about? Tuesday: Why did the Indians develop a travois? Wednesday: Where did the Indians get the poles for the travois? Thursday: Which picture is most like the travois described in paragraph 3? Friday: Thousands of years ago, Indians did not have many ways to carry heavy loads. Later they ___________________________________________.
Mars Monday: Which planet is farther from the sun, Earth or Mars? Tuesday: Which sentence from the passage shows that scientists think Mount Olympus will not erupt? Wednesday: When we send someone to explore Mars, will they likely find insects there? Explain. Thursday: Paragraph 3 is mostly about _______________________. Friday: This passage was written mainly to _________________________.
Ladybug, Ladybug Monday: What sentence from the article shows that gardeners don’t want to kill ladybugs? Tuesday: What sentence tells that birds probably don’t eat ladybugs? Wednesday: What is paragraph 3 mainly about? Thursday: Why does the ladybug lay her eggs where there are aphids? Friday: Fill in the blank.
Henry Ford Monday: What word from paragraph 1 could be used to fill in the blank on the chart? Tuesday: Why could Henry Ford’s company make cars faster than anyone else? Wednesday: Which meaning best fits the way assembly is used in paragraph 3? Assembly (noun) group of people gathered together for a meeting a putting together of parts of a machine bugle call for troops to line up lower house of the legislature Thursday: How did Ford help make our country a nation of motorists? Friday: What is paragraph 3 mainly about?
Martin Luther King Monday: Tuesday: In paragraph 1 and 2, which words help the reader know the meaning of segregation? Wednesday: Look at paragraph 4 and the calendar of January. What is the date of martin Luther king, Jr. Day according to this calendar? Thursday: This article was written mainly to ______________________. Friday: Why is Martin Luther King Jr. one of our great leaders?
Why Monkeys Have Long Tails Monday: Why did Mick stay on the ground after he fell out of the tree? Tuesday: Why did the monkeys stay in the trees? Wednesday: Why did the other monkeys want long tails, too?? Thursday: What happened to Mick when the lion and Mick’s mother pulled on him? Friday: Why did the lion let go of Mick’s tail?
Hot Desert Cold Desert Deserts 1. Moisture freezes. 2. Summer is warm. 3. Winters are very cold. 1. Moisture evaporates. 2. _______ 1. Not many plants or animals. Monday: Why is it difficult for plants and animals to survive in the desert? Tuesday: Look at the Venn diagram about deserts. Fill in the blank. Wednesday: Why do desert animals come out at night instead of the day? Thursday: In paragraph 1, arid means dry. What does semiarid mean? Friday: Paragraph 2 is mostly about ___________________________?
Four Deserts Monday: Which desert is farthest north? Tuesday: Which sentence from the article helps you know which desert in the coldest desert? Wednesday: This article was written mainly to ___________? Thursday: Why would most people prefer to spend the winter in the Sonoran Desert instead of the Great Basin Desert? Friday: Which desert is mostly in Mexico?
Tall Tales Monday: What sentence in paragraph 2 helps the reader know what exaggerated means? Tuesday: Why did workers make up their own tall tale hero? Wednesday: What is this article mainly about? Thursday: In paragraph 1, which sentences tells that some people liked to make the tall tale more interesting when they retold it? Friday: What did settlers do for entertainment at the end of the day?
Two Tall Tale Heroes Monday: Look at the chart of Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill. Fill in the blank. Tuesday: What happened after all of the rain fell out of the cyclone in paragraph 3? Wednesday: Pecos Bill was probably from what part of the United States? Thursday: In paragraph 1, which words help the reader know what loggers are? Friday: Where was Paul Bunyan born?
Davey Crockett Monday: In paragraph 1, the word frontiersman means _______________. Tuesday: What was Davy Crockett’s motto? Wednesday: What sentence in paragraph 1 shows that people liked Davy Crockett? Thursday: Where did Crockett live after he left Tennessee in 1835? Friday: What is paragraph 3 mainly about?