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Lesson 8. Day 1. Words with VCCV: Different Medial Consonants. Discuss the meanings of the words. Being able to divide words into syllables can help you hear consonant and vowel sounds, which can help you spell words correctly. Listening Comprehension. Genre – expository g ives facts

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words with vccv different medial consonants
Words with VCCV: Different Medial Consonants
  • Discuss the meanings of the words.
  • Being able to divide words into syllables can help you hear consonant and vowel sounds, which can help you spell words correctly.
listening comprehension
Listening Comprehension
  • Genre – expository
    • gives facts
    • usually organized by main ideas and details
  • This story is about the development of computers.
  • When listen to an expository selection, you should listen to learn facts about the topic.
  • Purpose - To learn when the first electronic computer was developed.
  • Good readers use punctuation marks to help guide their phrasing.

According to the author, what part of the body does a computer act like? Why does the author make this comparison?

The human brain because both the brain and computers process information.

In what ways did ENIAC need improvement?

It was big, weighed a lot, and needed a huge amount of energy.

How did silicon chips transform computers into the devices we know today?

Silicon chips made it possible for computers to be much smaller than they had been before.


Who invented the earliest computer-like machine?

    • Charles Babbage invented the mechanical Analytical Engine in 1832.
  • When was the first electronic computer developed?
    • ENIAC, which was the first modern electronic computer, was developed in 1832.
  • This week’s story is about a visit to a computer store.
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Page 212
  • Read
  • An author’s purpose may be to entertain, to inform, to persuade, or to teach a lesson.
  • An author may have more than one purpose for writing a text.
  • An author often reveals his or her perspective, or point of view, on a topic.
  • The author’s tone and style of writing are clues to the author’s purpose and perspectives.
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Page 213
  • Read
  • Model identifying the author’s purpose – This is a fairy tale. Fairy tales entertain and they also teach lessons. In this fairy tale, a man learns a lesson. The author probably told this story to entertain and to teach readers the same lesson.
  • What lesson does the author want to teach?
    • You should be careful about what you wish for.
summarizing comprehension strategy
Summarizing Comprehension Strategy
  • One way to better understand what you read is to pause now and then to summarize.
  • When you read, pause from time to time to summarize.
  • When you summarize a selection, you retell the most important events or ideas.
  • A summary does nto include unimportant details.

You may have to stop to summarize after every paragraph, at the end of each page, or at the end of a section of text, depending on how difficult the text is.

You can summarize text in your heads or jot down you summary on a sheet of paper to help you understand what you read.

Little Red decided to make chicken soup for Granny.

Little Red’s mother took her shopping and dropped her at the bus shop.


This week’s story is a play about three pigs who visit a computer store.

  • What are some computer related terms you know?
develop concepts
Develop Concepts
  • The pigs in the play are based on the characters in the children’s story “The Three Little Pigs.”
  • The pigs in the play are called cyberpigs. The prefix cyber- refers to “computers” or “computer networks.”
  • The play includes events that could not happen in real life; also, the characters do some things with computers that people cannot really do.

Which would you find slick – a robot that does homework or a new kind of pizza? Why?

Which job would require you to be nimble – a ballet dancer or a computer programmer? Why?

How impressed would you be if your best friend won a race against someone in the eighth grade?

What would you prefer to cease – loud music early in the morning or your favorite television show? Why?

What animals do you know of that once lived on Earth but do not exist anymore?

Which animal would you call fierce – a lion or a snail? Why?

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Page 214
  • What plan impressed the residents in the story?
  • One passenger says the plans are slick. What does he think of the plans?
  • How could a larger keypad help people whose fingers are not nimble?
page 215
Page 215
  • Why do you think the plan for bus computers did not exist sooner?
  • Why did one group express fierce opposition to the computer plan?
  • What do you think could happen if many people in Oak City cease riding buses?
decoding syllable patterns different medial consonants
Decoding Syllable Patterns:Different Medial Consonants
  • basket
  • How many syllables?
    • 2 bas-ket
  • Which letters make up the first syllable?
    • bas
  • Which letters make up the second syllable?
    • ket
  • VCCV syllable pattern – Each consonant in the middle of the word basket stands for its own sound, and the syllables are divided between the 2 consonants.
divide the following words into syllables
Divide the following words into syllables.
  • Bothering – “th” has one sound (bo-ther-ing)
  • Customer – “st” has two sounds (cus-to-mer)
  • Computer – “mp” has two sounds (com-pu-ter)
  • Bushel – “sh” has one sound (bush-el)
day 2
Day 2
  • Read the Story
  • Discuss
  • About the Author and Illustrator
  • Thinking Critically
vocabulary review
Vocabulary Review
  • Why do you think P.J. thought the Cybershop looked slick?
  • What action did Jack take that showed he was nimble?
  • Would you have been impressed by the Cybershop? Why or why not?
  • Why did the pigs want the wolf to cease to exist?
  • What event proved that the virus was not as fierce as he looked?
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Page 226-231
  • This story is a fairy tale b ased on the traditional fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs”
  • Read
  • Compare “The Three Little Pigs Revisited” to “The Three Little Pigs”
    • alike – characters, three houses, wolf blows 2 down
    • different – types of houses, wolf is a vegetarian, wolf and pigs become friends
pages 232 233
Pages 232-233
  • Compare Text Questions
  • Read directions for writing.
  • Discuss “writing checklist” page 233.
  • Use graphic organizer to help plan.
author s purpose and perspective
Author’s Purpose and Perspective
  • Authors have different reasons for writing.
  • An author may also have a perspective, or a point of view, about a topic, which is revealed in the text.
  • Nonfiction is written to inform; fiction is usually written to entertain; folktales are usually written to entertain and to teach a lesson.
  • An author may have more than one purpose. For example, a writer’s main purpose for writing a nonfiction book may be to inform, but the author may also include humorous facts or examples to entertain readers as they learn.
  • Readers can use clues and details in the text to determine the author’s purpose and perspectives.

Page 218: Why do you think the author included the scene where the wolf chases the pigs around the stage?

    • to entertain readers and audiences
  • Page 219: Reread what he King’s Men say when Humpty Dumpty cannot get his program started. What might the author want to teach readers here?
    • what rebooted means
  • Page 221: How does the author feel about her topic, computers? What details on this page reveal her perspective?
    • She thinks computers are very useful. Her characters say, “E-mail is better” and “I like the look of that.” The pigs are impressed with the computers.
vocabulary review1
Vocabulary Review
  • Do you think you are nimble? Why or why not?
  • What are some things about computers that you think are slick?
  • Name an animal that you think is fierce. Why do you think so?
  • Do you think that life could exist on Mars? Why or why not?
  • What might you tell a small child to cease doing?
  • What impressed you most about your favorite movie?
locate information
Locate Information
  • Writer who do research on a topic may collect some of their information from electronic sources.

A library database may offer the choice of searching through the entire collection,

    • or one part of the collection.
  • Users can search by typing in an author’s name, a book title, a call number, a subject,
    • or a keyword.
  • Searching by keyword means that the computer will search all of the records for this
    • word of phrase.
  • Users can also press links that will take them to a different screen where they can search
    • by author, title, subject, or call number.
  • Begin by thinking about the kind of information you need to find.
  • Assign passages and roles from the play to groups of students.
  • Read each of the lines several times.
  • Then, cover one up and try to say it from memory.
  • Check the line in the text.
  • Repeat this process until you know each line by heart.
  • Rehearse all of your lines with the other members in your groups so that everyone knows when to speak.
speaking strategies
Speaking Strategies
  • Practice using effective volume, pitch, and phrasing to enhance meaning for the audience.
  • Use eye contact and gestures that will engage the audience.
listening strategies
Listening Strategies
  • Sit quietly and do not distract the actors and actresses.
  • Show interest and appreciation. For example, laugh if a character says a funny line.
  • Relate the actions in the play to what the characters are saying.
  • Provide feedback on how well they spoke their lines.

Saying a word softly and listening carefully for the consonant sounds in it can help you spell words correctly when you write.

  • What consonant sounds do you hear in the problem?
    • /p/, /r/, /b/, /l/, and /m/

Play a matching game.

  • Write each 2 syllable spelling word on a slip of paper and cut the word apart in between the syllables.
  • Spread the word parts out face up and take turns matching word parts to make a word.
compare and contrast
Compare and Contrast
  • How are regular mail and e-mail alike?
  • How are they different?
  • Telling how 2 things are alike and different is called comparing and contrasting.

Compare and contrast the plot in “Three Little Cyberpigs” with the plot in “The Three Little Pigs Revisited”

“Three Little Cyberpigs”

“The Three Little Pigs Revisited”

Fairy tale.

Pigs run from wolf.

Wolf chases pigs.

Happy ending.

vocabulary review2
Vocabulary Review
  • Would you be reluctant to play a new video game that was supposed to be really slick? Why or why not?
  • Why do you need nimble fingers to untangle a nasty knot?
  • If thunder resounded outside your window, would you want it to cease? Why or why not?
  • Can knots exist in a rope that is taut? Why or why not?
  • If a fierce animal lurked in your yard, would you inspect the yard or stay inside? Why?
  • Would you be impressed by someone whose clothes are always rumpled? Explain.
  • Would you feel a surge of fear if a fierce animal crossed your path? Why or why not?
  • You are going to create a simple computer manual that explains how to perform various tasks on a computer.
  • Options:
    • Create and save a word processing document.
    • Preview and print a document.
    • Check e-mail
  • The task is to write the steps a person must follow in order to complete the task you are assigned.
  • Assume that people reading your manual do not know how to use a computer, so you should make your explanation short and clear.
  • Print out your instructions and compile all the pages.
  • Draw pictures or diagrams to support your instructions.