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How Night Came from the Sea. Retold by Mary-Joan Gerson Illustrated by Carla Golembe Day 1 Day 4 Day 2 Day 5 Day 3 Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Additional Resources. Study Skills. Genre: Pourquoi Tale Comprehension Skill: Generalize

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    1. How Night Came from the Sea Retold by Mary-Joan Gerson Illustrated by Carla Golembe Day 1Day 4 Day 2Day 5 Day 3 Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Additional Resources

    2. Study Skills • Genre: Pourquoi Tale • Comprehension Skill: Generalize • Comprehension Strategy: Visualize • Comprehension Review:Cause and Effect • Vocabulary: Context Clues

    3. Genre:Pourquoi tales • Pourquoi tales are stories that explain how things in nature came to be. It is a myth that explains how something in nature came to be. Pourpuoi is French for “why”.

    4. Summary Why do we have day and night? A Brazilian legend says there was always daylight on Earth until the African goddess Lemanja’s daughter left her ocean home to marry a land dweller. When Lemanja’s daughter became homesick for the cool, shadowy world under the sea, her mother sent some of the darkness up to her, and now we have night on land as well as day.

    5. Comprehension Review: Cause and Effect • A cause is what made something happen. • An effectis what happens. • Sometimes a cause will have more than one effect. • Words such as because, so, and since are clues to causes and effects.

    6. Day 1 - Question of the Week • How have people explained the pattern of day and night?

    7. Vocabulary - Say It • brilliant • gleamed • shimmering • chorus • coward

    8. More Words to Know • dwells • reigns • creatures • darkness • prowl

    9. Comprehension Strategy Visualize • Good readers organize visualize as they read. • Form mental pictures to help understand ideas and information. • Visualizing can help you understand generalizations.

    10. Sensory and Imagery Words Imagery, or sensory language, is the use of words that describe how things look, sound, smell, taste, or feel. Imagery helps readers understand the setting, mood, characters, and action in a story. *scorching *pungent *soft as a kitten *mad as a hornet

    11. Listen to the Story

    12. Comprehension Review Generalize • A generalization is a broad statement or rule that applies to many examples. • all most always usually generally

    13. 1. What is a generalization? They went during the summer because the weather was usually good. 2. What is another generalization? He and Jim usually hike an hour or two. 3. What is a clue word for number 2? Usually 4. What is another generalization? Campfire often burned late into the night. What is a clue word for number 4? Often Practice Generalization

    14. 1. The bears on that mounten is all asleep for the winter. 2. Those bears were once men and woman like we.

    15. EVERY VERB MUST AGREE WITH ITS SUBJECT Plural Subject Singular Subject Singular Verb Plural Verb

    16. The Craziness of English Grammar To make a noun plural, we add –s • Singular: girl • Plural: girls To make a verb plural,we take away the -s • Singular: he talks • Plural: they talk

    17. Remember the 3 irregular verbs: • DO SingularPlural • He does They do • HAVE • She has They have • BE • He is They are • She was They were

    18. Tip for Subject/verb Agreement Generally, if the subject doesn’tend in –S, the verb will. If the subject does end in –S, the verb won’t.

    19. No –S on subject -S on verb The girl dances.

    20. -S on subject The girls dance. No –S on verb

    21. Spelling WordsVowel sound in shout • however • mountain • mound • scout • shout • couch • towel • ounce • coward • outdoors

    22. Spelling WordsVowel sound in shout • flowerpot • scowl • browse • announce • hound • trout • drowsy • grouch • eyebrow • boundary

    23. CHALLENGE • califlower • foundation • surround • allowance • counselor

    24. Day 2 - Question of theDay • How would you describe nighttime to someone who has never experienced it?

    25. brilliant • shining brightly; sparkling

    26. gleamed flashed or beamed with light

    27. gleaming or shining faintly shimmering

    28. chorus anything spoken or sung all at the same time

    29. coward person who lack courage or is easily made afraid; person who runs from danger, trouble, etc.

    30. dwells makes your home; lives

    31. reigns rules, as over a kingdom

    32. creatures any living things

    33. darkness night; state of being without light or with very little light

    34. prowl go about slowly and secretly like an animal hunting for something to eat or a thief looking for something to steal

    35. Fluency CheckRhythmic Patterns of Language • Just like in a conversation, good readers need to pay attention to the word groupings of the text and have a rise and fall in your voice as your read aloud. • Read p. 292m to model for students.

    36. 3. I likes to read stories on the cowch. 4. This one is interesting, its about how bears got short tails.

    37. Can you pick the right verb for this sentence? • John ______ outside. • A. playing • B. plays • C. play

    38. The correct answer is John plays outside.

    39. Choose the correct verb. • The bird _____ in the sky. • A. flys • B. flies • C. flying

    40. The correct answer is The bird flies in the sky.

    41. Choose the correct verb. • Kelly and Beth _____ good grades on their report cards. • A. make • B. makes • C. making

    42. The correct answer is • Kelly and Beth make good grades on their report cards.

    43. Choose the best sentence. A. She gone to the post office. B. She going to the post office. C. She went to the post office. D. She go to the post office.

    44. Choose the best sentence. A. She gone to the post office. B. She going to the post office. C. She went to the post office. D. She go to the post office.