Get Ready to Read How can our determination affect our ability to succeed? How did Marian’s conviction and determination help her achieve her dream? How did others show their convictions as well? What do you think was Marian Anderson’s greatest conquest?
Get Ready to Read • Amazing Words • Ascertaining – finding out, making sure of, determining • We read about Marian Anderson’s hopes to perform at Constitution Hall. If Howard University had been ascertaining the hall’s policies about African American performers, it would have learned that the site had a white performers only policy. • How was Mr. Boghetti ascertaining whether or not to take Marian on as a student? • When might ascertaining a policy in advance be helpful?
Get Ready to Read Amazing Words Resolution – a decision to do or not to do something. I always try to keep a New Year’s resolution to get more exercise. What have you made a resolution about?
Get Ready to Read • Expository Text • Define expository text. • Why is information in an expository text arranged in a logical order? • Why do some expository texts include graphic sources? • If we wrote expository text about our school, what main ideas could we include? • What facts and details would support our ideas? • What vivid descriptions and graphic sources could we provide? • Expository Text Features • Main ideas • Facts and details • Vivid description • Graphic sources • Quotations • Third-person point of view
Read and Comprehend • Read pages 384-385. • What are some of the facts that help you recognize this article as expository text? • What conclusions can you draw about Abraham Lincoln on the information in the article and the photographs? • After reading this article, what question would you ask the author about the Lincoln Memorial?
Read and Comprehend • Read pages 386-387. • What did you learn about Martin Luther King Jr? What supporting information does the photograph give you about him? • What facts about the concert and speech let you know that they are important historical events? • Was including these excerpts from Dr. King’s speech in this article effective? Explain. • Compare and Contrast • When Marian Sang and The Lincoln Memorial. • Use the selections to write vivid descriptions about her performance at the Lincoln Memorial that come from each of the selections and from both. • How do the two genres describe the same event?
Read and Comprehend • Suffixes –ic, -ous, -ation • Poisonous • Inspiration • Heroic • Occupation • Historic • Wondrous • Circle the base word in each and underline the suffix. Use the suffix to help explain what the word means.
Read and Comprehend Analyze a Photograph
Language Arts Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs Name a verb that is irregular. Give the past, present and future tenses of the verb.
Language Arts Practice your spelling words. Which ones do you have the most trouble with? Start with them.
Language Arts Final Draft You’ll be finishing your biography today. Check for: Make sure that the sentences in a paragraph belong together. Check that the sequence of paragraphs is correct. Review writing to make sure it is well-organized and engaging.