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author donald j sobol genre realistic fiction
Author:

Donald J. Sobol

Genre:

Realistic Fiction

Big Question: How can attention to detail help solve a problem?

review games
Review Games
  • Story Sort

VocabularyWords:

  • Arcade Games
  • Study Stack
  • Spelling City: Vocabulary
  • Spelling City: Spelling Words
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Big Question: How can attention to detail help solve a problem?MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
vocabulary words
Vocabulary Words

More Words to Know

Vocabulary Words
  • amphibians
  • crime
  • exhibit
  • lizards
  • reference
  • reptiles
  • salamanders
  • stumped
  • confided
  • frustration
  • specimen
  • case
  • damage
  • court
today we will learn about
Today we will learn about:
  • Build Concepts
  • Plot
  • Prior Knowledge
  • Build Background
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency: Characterization/Dialogue
  • Grammar: Contractions and Negatives
  • Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in-
  • Inquiry
fluency characterization dialogue1
Fluency: Characterization & Dialogue
  • Listen as I read “Something Fishy.”
  • As I read, notice how I read dialogue to express each character’s personality and emotions and to make the dialogue sound the way real people speak.
  • Be ready to answer questions after I finish.
fluency characterization dialogue2
Fluency: Characterization & Dialogue
  • What is the story’s main problem?
  • How does the magistrate solve the problem?
concept vocabulary
Concept Vocabulary
  • case – matter for a court of law to decide
  • damage– harm or injury that lessens the value or usefulness
  • court– an assembly of persons (judges) who are chosen to administer justice
  • (Next Slide)
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Concept Vocabulary

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Plot,

Prior KnowledgeTurn to Page 488 - 489.

prior knowledge identify famous mysteries and common element of mysteries stories
Prior KnowledgeIdentify famous mysteries and common element of mysteries stories.

Mystery Stories

prior knowledge
Prior Knowledge
  • This week’s audio focuses on a police detective and crime solving. After we listen, we will discuss what you learned and how this career relates to the concept of mysteries.
vocabulary words1
Vocabulary Words
  • amphibians – cold-blooded animals with backbones and moist, scale-less skins. Their young usually have gills and live in water until they develop lungs for living on land.
  • crime – activity of criminals; violation of law
  • exhibit – act of displaying; public showing
vocabulary words2
Vocabulary Words
  • lizards – reptiles with long bodies and tails, movable eyelids, and usually four legs. Some lizards have no legs and look much like snakes.
  • reference – used for information or help
  • reptiles – cold-blooded animals with backbones and lungs, usually covered with horny plates or scales
vocabulary words3
Vocabulary Words
  • salamanders – animals shaped like lizards, but related to frogs and toads. Salamanders have moist, smooth skin and live in water or in damp places.
  • stumped – puzzled
more words to know
More Words to Know
  • confided – told as a secret
  • frustration – a feeling of anger and helplessness
  • specimen – one of a group taken to show what the others are like
  • (NextSlide)
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i was unware that salamanders and lizard’s looked so similiar
  • I was unaware that salamanders and lizards looked so similar.
  • a salamanders skin are damp, a lizards is’nt
  • A salamander’s skin is damp. A lizard’s isn’t.
contractions and negatives
Contractions and Negatives
  • If he’s a lizard expert, then I’m the Queen of England.
  • He’s and I’m are contractions. Each contraction is made up of two words (he is and I am), with one letter replaced by an apostrophe.
contractions and negatives1
Contractions and Negatives
  • A contraction is a shortened form of two words. An apostrophe takes the place of one or more letters. Some contractions are formed from a pronoun and a verb: she is = she’s.
  • Other contractions combine a verb and the word not: would not = wouldn’t.
contractions and negatives write the contractions for the underlined words
Contractions and NegativesWrite the contractions for the underlined words.
  • Chief Brown is not happy.
  • isn’t
  • He is having difficulty solving a case.
  • He’s
  • It is about a missing salamander.
  • It’s
contractions and negatives find two words in each sentence that can be written as a contraction
Contractions and NegativesFind two words in each sentence that can be written as a contraction.
  • I have read another Encyclopedia Brown story.
  • I have – I’ve
  • I could not guess what was going to happen.
  • could not – couldn’t
  • That boy did not have any difficulties.
  • did not – didn’t
today we will learn about1
Today we will learn about:
  • Context Clues
  • Plot
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency: Echo Reading
  • Grammar: Contractions and Negatives
  • Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in-
  • Time for Science: Salamanders
  • Inquiry
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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery SalamanderTurn to Page 492 - 497.
fluency echo reading1
Fluency: Echo Reading
  • Turn to page 486, paragraphs 5-9.
  • As I read, notice how I convey Chief Brown’s frustration about the unsolved case and Mrs. Brown’s surprise at the salamander’s value.
  • We will practice as a class doing three echo readings of this paragraph.
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is it unfare to keep animals in captivity
  • Is it unfair to keep animals in captivity?
  • some animal’s dont seem to mind being in cajes
  • Some animals don’t seem to mind being in cages.
contractions and negatives2
Contractions and Negatives
  • A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of one or more letters.
  • Contractions can be formed from a pronoun and a verb ( I + am = I’m).
  • Contractions may also be formed from a verb and the word not (is + not = isn’t).
today we will learn about2
Today we will learn about:
  • Prior Knowledge
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency: Characterization/Dialogue
  • Grammar: Contractions and Negatives
  • Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in-
  • Inquiry
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Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery SalamanderTurn to Page 498 - 503.
fluency characterization dialogue3
Fluency: Characterization & Dialogue
  • Turn to page 499, paragraphs 4-10.
  • As I read, notice how my voice reflects Encyclopedia’s feelings of excitement and triumph when he solves the case.
  • Now we will practice together as a class by doing three echo readings.
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mouses seems perfectly happy as pets
  • Mice seem perfectly happy as pets.
  • im not so sure large animels such as bears and mooses, enjoy zoos
  • I’m not so sure large animals, such as bears and moose, enjoy zoos.
contractions and negatives3
Contractions and Negatives
  • A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of one or more letters.
  • Contractions can be formed from a pronoun and a verb ( I + am = I’m).
  • Contractions may also be formed from a verb and the word not (is + not = isn’t).
contractions and negatives4
Contractions and Negatives
  • Using contractions makes writing sound like natural speech.
  • I am glad he is here. I’m glad he’s here.
  • The second sentence sounds more informal and natural than the first sentence.
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Contractions and Negatives
  • Review something you have written to see if you can use contractions to make your writing sound more like natural speech.
today we will learn about3
Today we will learn about:
  • Newspaper Article
  • Reading Across Texts
  • Content-Area Vocabulary
  • Fluency: Partner Reading
  • Grammar: Contractions and Negatives
  • Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in-
  • Time for Science: Experiments
fluency partner reading1
Fluency: Partner Reading
  • Turn to page 499, paragraphs 4-10.
  • Read these paragraphs three times with a partner. Be sure to read dialogue dramatically, showing Encyclopedia’s personality and emotions and offer each other feedback.
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when i visit a new city i always see if theres a aquarium
  • When I visit a new city, I always see if there’s an aquarium.
  • i gone to one in florida last year
  • I went to one in Florida last year.
contractions and negatives6
Contractions and Negatives
  • A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of one or more letters.
  • Contractions can be formed from a pronoun and a verb ( I + am = I’m).
  • Contractions may also be formed from a verb and the word not (is + not = isn’t).
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Contractions and Negatives
  • Test Tip: Most contractions formed from a verb and the word not have an apostrophe in place of the o in not but no other letter changes: isn’t, aren’t, don’t, doesn’t, wasn’t, weren’t, couldn’t, shouldn’t.
  • However, there are two exceptions: will not = won’t; cannot = can’t.
today we will learn about4
Todaywe will learn about:
  • Build Concept Vocabulary
  • Plot
  • Idioms
  • Context Clue
  • Grammar: Contractions and Negatives
  • Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in-
  • Card Catalog/Database
  • Inquiry
literary elements plot
Literary Elements: Plot
  • A plot, or underlying story structure, is found only in fiction.
  • A plot begins when a character has a problem or conflict.
  • The problem builds up during the rising action, is met directly at the climax, and comes to an end, as the action winds down, during the resolution.
idioms
Idioms
  • An idiom is a phrase or expression whose meaning cannot be understood from the ordinary meaning of the words that form it.
  • Context clues will sometimes help you figure out the meaning of an idiom.
  • Some idioms can be found in a dictionary by looking up a keyword contained in the idiom.
context text
Context Text
  • Synonyms are words that mean the same or about the same.
  • Antonyms are words that are opposites.
  • A synonym or an antonym may appear as a context clue near an unfamiliar word.
context text1
Context Text
  • Reread the last paragraph on page 494 and look for a synonym for the word leaked.
  • Choose other story words, use a thesaurus to find a synonym and antonym for each word, and write sentences that include the story word and a synonym or antonym.
card catalog database
Card Catalog/Database
  • How would you find books about salamanders in the library?
  • A card catalog and librarydatabase provide information to help readers find library books.
  • A card catalog has drawers with cards on each book in the library.
card catalog database1
Card Catalog/Database
  • The cards are organized alphabetically. You can search for a book by author, title, or subject.
  • The call number is an identification number that shows where each book is stored on the library shelves.
card catalog database2
Card Catalog/Database
  • A library database is the online version of the card catalog.
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john love snakes but hes afraid of spiders
  • John loves snakes, but he’s afraid of spiders.
  • lizard’s look like dinosaurs, but their a lot smaller
  • Lizards look like dinosaurs, but they’re a lot smaller.
contractions and negatives8
Contractions and Negatives
  • A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of one or more letters.
  • Contractions can be formed from a pronoun and a verb ( I + am = I’m).
  • Contractions may also be formed from a verb and the word not (is + not = isn’t).
we are now ready to take our story tests
Story test

Classroom webpage,

Reading Test

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Other Reading Quizzes

Quiz #

We are now ready to take our story tests.
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