What Jo Did Compiled by: Terry Sams PES Written and Illustrated by: Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Summary Imagine that you could jump as high as a basket ball rim. That’s exactly what Joanna Marie, or Jo, could do. Jo makes new friends when she shows off her talent during a basketball game in which she is the only girl.
Study Skills • Genre: Fiction • Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect • Comprehension Strategy: Prior Knowledge • Comprehension Review Skill: Draw Conclusions • Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes
Genre: Fiction • Fiction often has characters and events that seem real. Try to picture this story taking place where you live, with people you know.
Comprehension Skill Tested –Cause and EffectTe112 • Aneffectissomething that happens. • Acauseexplainswhyit happens. • Writing may include clue words such as because, in order to, so, and as a result to link causes and effects. • If these words are missing, readers need to think about cause-and-effect relationships on their own.
Comprehension Strategy – Prior Knowledge TE144a • Good readers use what they know to help them understand what they read. They try to connect it to what they already know. They think about whether they have ever seen or experienced what they are reading about. This helps understand the new information. • Let’s practice what we know about basketball.
Comprehension Skill Review –Draw Conclusions TE 153 • When you draw conclusions, you use details and what you already know to form opinions or make decisions about characters and events.
Vocabulary Strategy Suffixes -able and Prefixes -un • Suffixes and prefixes have their own meanings. • The prefix -un means “the opposite of ________” or “not_____”, as in unhappy.
Vocabulary Strategy Suffixes -able and Prefixes -un • The suffix –able means “able to be ____ed,” as in enjoyable. • The suffix –less means “without _____,” as in painless. • You can use suffixes as prefixes to help you figure out the meanings of words.
Question of the WeekTE 142 m • How can we learn to appreciate the talents of others?
Day 2-Question of the Day • Do you think Jo would have had a chance to show off her talent if she hadn’t worn her hat?
Day 3-Question of the Day – • How does the what do the other basketball players think about Jo’s talent?
Day 4-Question of the Day - Review • How does the speaker in “Fast Break” feel about himself?
Weekly Fluency Check -Rhythmic Patterns of Language TE 161a • Read aloud “The Circuit” on p. 142m. Have students note your rhythmic pattern, which stress important and emotionally-charged words and makes dialogue sound like everyday conversation. Explain that you also change the pace of the words and the tone of your voice to match the context.
Research/Study Skill –Charts and Tables TE 161 L • Charts show information visually. Lists, diagrams, and tables are all kinds of charts.
Research/Study Skill –Charts and Tables TE 161 L • Tables are a special kind of chart that show information in rows and columns. Rows list information horizontally, or across. Columns list information vertically, or up and down.
Research/Study Skill –Charts and Tables TE 161 L • A single box in a table is called a cell. • Most charts or tables have a title that tells what the chart or table shows. • We can practice this using word processing software like MS Word.
Review Questions • What does Joanna do to T.J.’s jump shot? Why does he react the way he does? • Why do the boys ask Joanna to play ball? • Why do you think she hid the fact that she was a girl?
Review Questions • What is the theme or “big idea” of this story? • Which boy changes his attitude the most about Joanna? What are some ways it changed? • Why does T.J. tell her to leave her hat at home at the end of the story?
Vocabulary - Say It • marveled • unbelievable • speechless • swatted • fouled • hoop • jersey • rim
More Words to Know backboard dribbling dunk accept learn nervous
unbelievable incredible; hard to think of as true or real
swatted hit sharply or violently
speechless not able to talk
rim an edge, border, or margin on or around anything
marveled was filled with wonder; was astonished
jersey a shirt that is pulled over the head, made of a soft, knitted cloth
hoop a ring or round flat band
fouled in sports, made an unfair play against
backboard in basketball, the flat, elevated surface of wood, glass, or plastic on which the basket on a basketball court is fastened
dribbling moving a ball by bouncing it
dunk to shoot a basketball by leaping, so that the hands are above the rim, and throwing the ball down through the netting
nervous easily excited or upset, restless; uneasy
accept to receive with liking and approval
learn to become able by study or practice