“That’s Amazing!”. Theme 3. “That’s Amazing!”. Name some things that are amazing. Are these things real or imaginary? What makes these things amazing?. Chris Van Allsburg. “That’s Amazing!”. Genre: Fantasy.
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“That’s Amazing!” Theme 3
“That’s Amazing!” Name some things that are amazing. Are these things real or imaginary? What makes these things amazing?
“That’s Amazing!” Genre: Fantasy Characters and events that could occur in real life combine with those that could not.
Purposesfor Reading • Strategy focus: Monitor and Clarify • Comprehension skill: Noting Detail • Vocabulary development • Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus:Monitor /Clarify Monitor: Ask yourself, “Did I understand what I just read?” Clarify: Reread the story, or read ahead to clarify your understanding. Monitoringand clarifying are ways of making sure you follow and understand the story.
autumn draft etched frost mercury thermometer peculiar timid Key Vocabulary
Autumn The season after summer
Draft A flow of air
Etched (v) made a design by cutting lines
frost A very thin covering of ice.
mercury Silvery white metal used in thermometers
thermometer An instrument that measures temperature.
peculiar Unusual, strange or odd
timid Easily frightened; shy
railroad airport seat belt everywhere homesick understand background anything ninety-nine already fireplace ourselves all right forever breakfast whenever everything meanwhile afternoon make-believe Spelling FocusCompound Words • landmark • nationwide • postscript • motorcycle • handkerchief
Grade FourEnglish-language Arts Content Standards Reading Decoding and word recognition Antonyms, synonyms, idioms, affixes Read aloud narrative/expository texts fluently Use a dictionary and a thesaurus Comprehension strategies Comprehend and analyze texts Listening and Speaking Listen and respond appropriately to oral communication Deliver oral presentations with a clear focus Analyze and evaluate oral and media communications Writing Create multiple-paragraph writings Illustrate focus, graphic organize, point of view Write legibly in cursive Demonstrate keyboarding skills Be familiar with computer vocabulary Know the purpose of various reference books Revise and edit own paper for progress Write narratives using related ideas and sensory details Write responses to literature and expository reports Write and speak using appropriate grammar Identify and use various parts of speech Organize and deliver oral reports Know appropriate punctuation rules Correctly spell grade level words Alphabetical order
herself something himself nowhere snowflake home run runner-up nighttime well-known no one crosswalk bathtub bedtime maybe into science fiction light-year videotape field trip toothache Spelling FocusCompound Words
“That’s Amazing!” Genre: Fairy Tale A fantasy story that has been retold through generations and in many cultures.
Purposesfor Reading • Strategy focus: Question • Comprehension skill: Compare/Contrast • Vocabulary development • Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus:Question Question: What is Cendrillon’s carriage made out of? Question: Does she have two evil stepsisters? As you read the story, think of questions you can ask other students.
crossly elegant godmother orphan peasant proud Key Vocabulary
crossly: in a grumpy or grouchy way
elegant: marked by good taste; graceful
godmother: a woman who acts as a child’s parent
orphan: a child whose parents are dead
peasant: relating to a poor farm worker
proud: thinking too highly of oneself
harbor final middle weather labor model chapter special sugar bottle medal collar proper towel beggar battle trouble shower uncle doctor Spelling FocusFinal /er/ and /l/ • shoulder • decimal • trifle • solar • cancel
metal pedal angel total suffer favor bitter feather terror clutter mammal pebble kennel quarter mineral stellar boulder example smaller quarrel SpellingFocusFinal /er/ and /l/
“That’s Amazing!” Genre: Tall Tale Characters with exaggerated qualities and abilities perform fantastic feats.
Purposesfor Reading • Strategy focus: Evaluate • Comprehension skill: Fantasy/realism • Vocabulary development • Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus:Evaluate Evaluate: What details make the story realisticand which details make the story fantastic? Evaluatehow the author and illustrator make the story funny and incredible.
affected horizon miscalculated singe temperature weather vane commotion pasture Key Vocabulary
affected caused a change in
horizon line along which the earth and sky seem to meet
miscalculated figured incorrectly
singe To burn slightly
temperature measure of heat or coldness
weather vane movable pointer that shows wind direction
commotion noisy confusion
pasture land used for animals to graze
dancing skipped hiking flipped snapping raced landed pleasing checking dared dimmed rubbing striped wasting traced stripped tanning smelling phoning fainted Spelling FocusWords ending with -ed or -ing • breathing • tiring • urged • scrubbed • striving
smiled saving dropped rubbed grinning buzzed judged wiped putting scaring folded scarred scared bluffing quizzed whipped called peeled drummed tasted Spelling FocusWords ending with -ed or -ing