Good Tuesday Morning Today is October 8, 2013. • Agenda Notes: • Oct. 9th – Fundraising packets and money are due. • Oct. 17th – Report cards go home • Oct. 18th – Good behavior party and reptile show • Interesting Quote of the Day: “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” --George Washington Carver (American scientist and inventor) • Please sign in and find your seat quietly. • Take care of any morning needs. (Pencils, bathroom, water, check out a book, etc.) Do you have your books? Be sure you do because you will not be allowed to get up during class. • Please work on your biography and/or book if you have not finished it yet. • Read silently when you are done. • Today is “Alvin C. York Day.” He was the most decorated American soldier in World War I. Can war really make people great? • Trivial Fact of the Day: A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
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Making Meaning - Vocabulary Partners meet at the carpet 10:00 – 10:20
Today’s Vocabulary Word Focus comes from… This article tells why soccer is becoming more popular in the United States.
Today’s Vocabulary Word Focus comes from… Notice the word “surge” Let’s review the photographs and caption for a better understanding
Vocabulary Word Focus: “surge” surge– a sudden increase or a sudden strong rush The surge, or sudden increase, in skills and confidence among women soccer players helped the U.S. women’s team become Olympic gold medalists.
Imagine That! Surge is a sudden increase. Sometimes in school when the flu is going around, there is a surge, or sudden increase, in the number of absences. Close your eyes. Imagine you are sitting on a beach. You see a surge of water coming towards you. • Think – Pair - Share • What does the surge of water look like? What does it sound like? Open your eyes and discuss.
Imagine That! Surge is a sudden increase. Sometimes when one of you recommends a book to the class, there is a surge in the popularity of the book. Lots of you want to read it. Close your eyes. Imagine you are at an amusement park. You are standing with dozens of people at the entrance gate, waiting for the park to open. Suddenly the park gate swings open, and a surge of people enters the park. • Think – Pair - Share • What does the surge of people look like? What does it sound like? Open your eyes and discuss.
What’s the word we’re learning that means “a sudden increase or a sudden strong rush”? surge Write word on Word Chart
Our Second Vocabulary Word Focus comes from… Remember this article lists five reasons why soccer might be becoming more popular in the United States.
Today’s Vocabulary Word Focus comes from… Notice the word “stamina” Let’s read the second bullet on this page
Vocabulary Word Focus: “stamina” stamina– the energy and strength to keep doing something for a long time Because soccer involves a lot of running, it is a sport that requires stamina, or the energy and strength, to run for a long time.
Activities, like soccer, require physical stamina – the energy and strength to play, exercise, or work for a long time. Runners and other athletes need physical stamina to run for long distances or play an entire game. Construction workers need physical stamina to work all day lifting and carrying building materials.
Other activities require mental stamina – the energy or brain power to think or concentrate for a long time. Students need mental stamina to read, listen, and learn all day. Surgeons need mental stamina to concentrate when they are performing long surgeries. • Think – Pair - Share • When have you needed physical or mental stamina to do something?
What’s the word we’re learning that means “the energy and strength to keep doing something for a long time”? stamina Write word on Word Chart
Our Last Vocabulary Word Focus Soccer fans are excited about the growing popularity of their favorite sport, but they have a complaint.
Soccer fans are dissatisfied with the television coverage that soccer receives. Let’s read the second sentence in this paragraph.
Vocabulary Word Focus: “dissatisfied” dissatisfied– not satisfied or happy with the way things are When you are dissatisfied, you want something more or something different. Soccer fans want more television coverage of soccer. They are dissatisfied with the current coverage.
Look at the word dissatisfied. • Notice “dis-” in the word. • “dis-” is a prefix (a group of letters that is added to the beginning of a word and changes the meaning of the word) • Prefix “dis-” means not or the opposite of dissatisfied So when you add the prefix dis- to the word satisfied, it makes the word dissatisfied, which means not satisfied or happy with the way things are.
dissatisfied Dissatisfied and satisfied have the opposite meanings. Words with opposite meanings are called antonyms
Dissatisfied means you are not satisfied. I went to a restaurant and I was dissatisfied with the service. The server never refilled my water and did not bring any rolls out after we asked for some. • Think – Pair - Share • When have you felt dissatisfied? Why?
What’s the word we’re learning that’s the antonym of satisfied? dissatisfied Write word on Word Chart
Today’s Agenda • Hear, discuss, and draft personal narratives • Explore writing about things you learned from others • Share your partner’s thinking with the class
Gather on the carpet, sitting next to your writing partner. • Last week we explored personal narratives and heard several selections from Knots in My Yo-yo String. • This week you will hear personal narratives by some other writers and continue to write your own personal narrative drafts. • Next week you will select one of your drafts to work on and take to publication.
Patricia Polacco Now let’s read this! We read these! In Firetalking, Patricia Polacco talks about her own life. Today we will read the first half of the book (Pages 1-16).
What challenges did Patricia face as a child? • Think, Pair, Share • Looking back at page 9, Patricia tells us that she wrote about something her grandmother taught her how to do. What is something that someone has taught you how to do that you might be able to write about? • Turn and talk • Be prepared to share what your partner said.
Independent Writing • For the next 20 to 30 minutes you will write independently. • Write about something that someone has taught you how to do. • Work on a personal narrative you started earlier. • Start a new personal narrative about anything from your own life. Use Sensory Details!!!
Share and Reflect • Did you write about something that someone taught you how to do? Tell us about it. • What other topics did you write about? Tell us about it.