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Unit 3 Review. O’Neal Elementary 4 th Grade. Listening Comprehension. Listening Comprehension. Why did the author write these two paragraphs? What places are mentioned in the paragraph? Summarize what happens in these two paragraphs. Use two details from the paragraph in your summary.

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Unit 3 review

Unit 3 Review

O’Neal Elementary 4th Grade

Listening comprehension1
Listening Comprehension

  • Why did the author write these two paragraphs?

  • What places are mentioned in the paragraph?

  • Summarize what happens in these two paragraphs. Use two details from the paragraph in your summary.

Listening comprehension3
Listening Comprehension

  • What is the author’s purpose for writing these two paragraphs?

  • How are decorating outside different that decorating inside?

  • Summarize these two paragraphs. Use two details from the paragraphs in your answer.


  • interfere- to take part in the affairs of others when not asked

  • awkward- without grace in movement or behavior

  • proclaimed- announced publicly

  • agile- able to move and react quickly and easily

  • guardian- someone or something who watches over or protests

  • tottered- walked or moved with unsteady steps


Vocabulary GameQuia MatchingQuia Cloze


  • unfair: not fair or just

  • unsuspecting: trusting

  • ancestors: people in the past from whom one comes

  • injustice: unfairness

  • avoided: stayed away from

  • segregation: the practice of setting one racial group apart from another

  • numerous: forming a large number; many

    Vocabulary Activity Round One

    Vocabulary Activity Round Two

Coretta Scott King

Susan B. Anthony


  • sores-places on the skin that are broken and painful

  • loosened- to make something less tight

  • mysterious- very hard or impossible to understand or explain

  • amazement-great surprise or wonder

  • responsibility-a job, duty, or concern

  • patchwork-something put together out of many uneven or varied parts

  • midst-the middle part

Quia MatchingQuia MemoryClozed Vocabulary


  • technique: a certain way to do things.

  • foolishness: being unwise

  • inspire: encourage others to do things

  • evaporate: to disappear , usually as a gas or a vapor.

  • microscope: a tool that makes things appear larger.

  • magnify: to make something bigger.

  • negatives: part of film that makes light areas dark and dark areas light.

  • blizzard: a severe snowstorm.

Quia Vocab

Quia VocabII

Quia VocabIII


  • identified– proved that you recognized something

  • enterprising – full of ideas and willing to try new things

  • persistence – the ability to keep trying even when you face problems

  • venture – a project that involves some risk taking

MatchingMatching 2

Vocabulary word work thesaurus synonyms
Vocabulary/Word WorkThesaurus: Synonyms

  • A synonym is a word that has the same or a very similar meaning to another word.

  • Finding synonyms for an unfamiliar word can help you to understand its meaning.

  • You can use a Thesaurus to find synonyms.

Synonym Slider GameSynonym MemorySquanky’s Synonyms

Thesaurus Practice

Vocabulary word work prefixes
Vocabulary/Word WorkPrefixes

  • A prefix is added to the beginning of a base word or root.

  • Prefixes change the meaning of the words to which they are attached.

    un means “not”

    What do you think unfair means?

    Not every word that begins with un- is a base with a prefix, for example , union and universe.

    Race to Ramses!

Marshall Thurgood

Vocabulary homophones
Vocabulary: Homophones

  • Homophones, or homonyms , are words that are pronounced the same but have different spellings and meanings.

  • here/hear seen/scene

  • there/their four/for

  • rain/rein through/threw

  • blue/blew plains/planes

  • needed/kneaded buries/berries

  • seen/scene road/rode

HomophonesHomophones 2

Vocabulary word work multiple meaning words
Vocabulary/Word Work: Multiple Meaning Words

Some words have more than one meaning listed in the dictionary. To find the meaning of an unfamiliar word in a dictionary, all entries for that word should be checked. Context clues can help readers decide which of these meanings the writer is using in a sentence.


The handle broke off the bucket.

John is always calm because he can handle pressure well.

Homograph Games

Vocabulary word work word endings ed ing
Vocabulary/Word Work: Word Endingsed ing

  • There are three main changes when adding these endings to a base word.

Vocabulary word work
Vocabulary: Word Work

  • Look at the dictionary entry. Find the definition of variety as it is used in the sentence below.

    va ri ety (və-rī'ĭ-tē) 1. the quality or state of having different forms or types 2. a collection of different things 3. entertainment made up of performances that follow one another and are not related.

    Santa brings a variety of gifts to each house on Christmas Eve.

Vocabulary word work1
Vocabulary: Word Work

  • Look at the dictionary entry. Find the word that best completes the sentence.

  • toPrep. in the direction of

  • too Adv. in addition

  • two Noun. one more than one

    Rudolph made two wrong turns on his way to my house.

Text feature electronic card catalog
Text Feature: Electronic Card Catalog

  • If you want to check out a book written by Beverly Cleary, where would you look?

Text feature links
Text Feature: Links

  • When reading online articles, you will find words underlined or in another color, usually blue. These words are links to other pages with information on that particular topic.

  • In the article below, what would you click on to find out about Christmas presents?

Text feature haiku
Text Feature: Haiku

  • A Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry.

  • They focus on an aspect of nature.

  • Has three short lines, but the first and third lines usually has the same number of syllables.

  • What picture is created by the imagery used in this haiku?

  • What do you think the author is meaning by the “doghouse”?

Comprehension evaluate

  • When evaluating a story, you can ask yourself:

  • Why has the author included these details?

  • Why has the author described the character this way?

  • Why has the author used poetic language, humor, or suspense?

  • By asking these kinds of questions, students can increase their understanding and appreciation of the story and of the author’s purpose in writing it.

Comprehension author s purpose
Comprehension: Author’s Purpose

  • As you read, ask yourself if the author is trying to entertain, inform, or persuade.

  • If a selection includes humor or suspense, the author’s purpose may be to entertain.

  • If the author gives a lot of information about a topic, the purpose is probably to inform.

  • An author whose purpose is mainly to persuade tries to get the reader to think or act a certain way.

  • Remember, many selections have more than one purpose. Often you are asked what the author’s purpose is for a selection. You will have to analyze the selection and choose the author’s MAIN purpose.

Author’s Purpose Practice Author’s Purpose Quiz

Comprehension inferences
Comprehension: Inferences

  • Good readers make inferences to understand things the author wants them to know but does not directly state in the story.

  • To make inferences, you can use information from the text, illustrations, and things you already know to make connections.

    Inferences about Plot

    Practice Inferences

    Make Inferences

Comprehension foreshadowing and symbolism
Comprehension:Foreshadowing and Symbolism

  • Authors sometimes use literary elements to make writing more interesting and add suspense.

  • Foreshadowinghints at what is going to happen without giving a piece of the story away. It is used to build suspense in the reader.

  • Symbolism uses concrete objects to represent qualities or ideas such as love, happiness, or courage.

Comprehension letters

  • Letters are written messages that people send to each other.

  • Letters can be hand written or typed.

  • Letters may appear in different forms, such as a friendly letter or a business letter.

Comprehension salutation and body
ComprehensionSalutation and Body

  • A salutation is the line in the letter in which the writer greets the person to whom she or he is writing.

  • A salutation usually uses the word Dear to greet the person.

  • The body of a letter is the main part of the letter containing the message.

  • The body is divided into one or more paragraphs.

Practice: Friendly Letters

Text feature salutation and body of a letter
Text Feature: Salutation and Body of a Letter

1 Candy Cane Lane

North Pole, US 1256

December 13, 2008

Dear Teacher,

It is time for you to send me your class lists. I know you have some concerns about some of your students. I have been watching them very closely. I am excited to see your students doing so well in reading. I hope they keep that up over the holidays. Thank you for taking the time to help me compile my good and naughty list. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Your friend,


Where does Santa include his questions about the students in the teacher’s class?

Comprehension summarize
Comprehension: Summarize

  • When summarizing, it is important to identify the main ideas, supporting details, and the order in which events take place or topics are introduced.

  • Summarize

  • Summarize Game

Comprehension sequence
Comprehension: Sequence

  • Sequence refers to the order in which events take place in a story or the order in which information is given in nonfiction.

  • Events in a story usually occur in time order. That is, you read about the earliest events first and follow along until the last events occur at the end. Sometimes, however, the events are told out of order, but the author usually gives clues that help you recognize the sequence.

  • Signal words and phrases to help you identify sequence are: first, next, than, last, and finally.

  • SequenceSequence

Comprehension main idea and details
Comprehension: Main Idea and Details

  • The main idea is the most important idea of a paragraph. It is often the first sentence of a paragraph. Most of the other sentences will support the main idea.

  • Supporting ideas are the sentences that support the main idea. Sometimes a writer includes details that do not support the main idea. These details make the passage more interesting, or they might provide a little more information.

Comprehension compare and contrast
Comprehension: Compare and Contrast

  • A comparison tells how two or more ideas, things, or people are alike.

  • Comparisons may not be directly stated I a text, so you will need to look for clues that the author is showing things to be similar.

  • Some words and phrases that signal comparisons include similar, also, in addition, in the same way, likewise, andtoo.

Compare and contrast practice
Compare and Contrast Practice

  • Compare and Contrast Workshop

  • Compare and Contrast Study Zone Practice

  • Interactive Venn Diagram

Comprehension compare contrast1
Comprehension: Compare/Contrast

  • Complete the chart to show one similarity and two differences between decorating inside a house and outside a house.