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The Stranger. Text and Art by Chris Van Allsburg. Study Skills. Genre: Fantasy Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect Comprehension Strategy: Ask Questions Comprehension Review Skill: Compare Contrast Vocabulary: Multi-meaning Words. Summary.

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the stranger

The Stranger

Text and Art

by Chris Van Allsburg

study skills
Study Skills
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect
  • Comprehension Strategy: Ask Questions
  • Comprehension Review Skill: Compare Contrast
  • Vocabulary: Multi-meaning Words
summary
Summary

In late summer, a farmer hits a man in the road with his truck. The speechless stranger then spends several weeks on the farm. The weather stays warm into autumn, and the leaves around the farm remain green. The stranger realizes something is wrong. he leaves the farm, and the weather returns to normal.

genre fantasy
Genre: Fantasy
  • A fantasy is a story that could never really happen. As you read, decide which events in this story could never happen in real life.
fantasy
Fantasy

A story that could not possibly happen. A story that tells about things that could not really happen except in one’s imagination. Stories that tell about such things as talking animals, huge giants, weird monsters, and other such imaginary beings.

comprehension skill tested cause and effect te 291a
Comprehension Skill Tested –Cause and EffectTE 291a
  • 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. Practice Book p. 108
comprehension strategy ask questions
Comprehension Strategy –Ask Questions
  • Good readers ask themselves questions as they read.
  • This helps focus reading because they are looking for answers.
  • Asking questions is especially helpful when looking for causes and effects.
  • Ask yourself, “Why did this happen?” to find a cause.
  • Ask, “What happened because of this?” to find an effect.
comprehension skill review compare and contrast pb 106
Comprehension Skill Review: Compare andContrast - PB 106
  • A Comparison tells how two or more things are alike.
  • A Contrast tells how they are different
  • Clue words such as like or as show comparisons
  • Clue words such as but or unlike show contrasts.
vocabulary skill multiple meaning words
Vocabulary Skill:Multiple-Meaning Words
  • Many words have more than one meaning. To decide which meaning of a word is being used, look for clues in the surrounding sentences or paragraph.
  • Use context clues, experience, and word order to decide on the correct meaning of a multiple-meaning word.

Click on the title to practice this skill.

research study skills almanac te 291l pb 109 110
Research/Study Skills – Almanac - TE 291l – PB 109-110
  • An almanac is a reference book published each year.
  • It contains calendars, weather information, dates of holidays, and charts and tables of current information, such as populations of cities.
research study skills almanac te 291l pb 110
Research/Study Skills – Almanac - TE 291l – PB 110
  • A table of contents at the front lists main topics in the order they appear.
  • An index at the back lists the book’s topics in alphabetical order.
  • Tables and charts present information in an organized visual form that makes facts and data easy to find and compare.
fun stuff and practice
Fun Stuff and Practice
  • Multi-meaning Words
  • Cause and Effect
  • Cause and Effect On-Line PowerPoint
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Compare Contrast PowerPoint
  • Meet the Author
  • Verbs and more Verbs and Linking Verbs
weekly fluency check pitch te 291a
Weekly Fluency Check -Pitch TE 291a
  • You need to change the pitch of your voice for certain words and characters’ speeches to make the reading lively and enjoyable.
  • Read p. 268m for students to dramatize characters voices.
question of the week te 267m
Question of the WeekTE 267m
  • What changes in nature take place in the fall?
day 2 question of the day
Day 2-Question of the Day
  • What is mysterious about the man Mr. Bailey strikes with his truck?
day 3 question of the day
Day 3 - Question of the Day
  • Since the stranger’s visit, how is fall on the Bailey farm different from nearby farms?
day 4 question of the day review
Day 4-Question of the Day - Review
  • How would you describe the fall season to someone who lives in a climate that is always warm?
review questions
Review Questions
  • Name at least one event that could not really happen?
  • How is the stranger different from most people?
  • Give a clue that the weather should have started to change?
  • How can you tell the stranger was not a hermit?
review questions1
Review Questions
  • What are some effects the stranger’s visit had on the Bailey farm? What is the most important?
  • Why did the pumpkins grow larger than ever?
  • How can you tell the stranger continued to care about the Baileys?
  • What might have happened if he had stayed with the Baileys?
vocabulary say it
Vocabulary - Say It
    • draft
  • etched
  • frost
  • parlor
  • fascinated
  • terror
  • timid
more words to know
More Words to Know

drab

hermit

hypnotized

barren

crops

sprout

wilt

barren

barren

not able to produce

crops

crops

plants grown

or gathered by people for their use

sprout

sprout

to produce new leaves, shoots, or buds

draft

draft

current of air

timid

timid

easily frightened; shy

terror

terror

great fear

fascinated

fascinated

interested greatly; attracted very strongly; charmed

etched

etched

engraved; a design or drawing on a metal plate or glass

frost

frost

moisture frozen on or in a surface

parlor

parlor

formerly, a room for receiving or entertaining guests; sitting room

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drab

not attractive; dull; monotonous

hypnotized

hypnotized

put into a condition resembling deep sleep

hermit

hermit

person who goes away from others and lives alone

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When Persephone returns to her mother, the barren fields will sprout with new flowers.

writing assignment write a science log entry
Writing Assignment Write a Science Log Entry
  • Think of something in nature that interests you.
  • It might be a garden, a snowstorm, a river, or a season.
  • Write a description using exact nouns and powerful verbs.
  • Write in a way that allows your personality to shine through.
spelling words adding ed and ing
Spelling Wordsadding -ed and-ing
  • hurrying
  • hurried
  • slipped
  • slipping
  • robbed
  • robbing
  • noticed
  • noticing
  • happening
  • happened
spelling words adding ed and ing1
Spelling WordsAdding -ed and -ing
  • drying
  • dried
  • stopping
  • stopped
  • studying
  • studied
  • dancing
  • danced
  • watched
  • watching
challenge
CHALLENGE
  • answered
  • answering
  • magnified
  • magnifying
  • interfered
  • interfering
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This Week’s Word Wall Words

Click and type your own words for this week:

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Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.

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dancing

dance

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studied

study

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happened

happen

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noticed

notice

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hurried

hurry

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