Unit 4: Determination Weekly Theme: Getting AlongSelection 2:Title: Seven Spools of ThreadAuthor: Angela Shelf Medearis
Genre: Fable– a short story that teaches a moral (lesson). Comprehension Strategy: Make Inferences and Analyze Comprehension Skill: Plot Development: Draw Conclusions
Phonics: decode words with /ou/ Spelling Focus: words with ou, ow found, town, shout, owl, couch, bow, scout, round, plow, crowd, proud, clouds, ground, louder, bounce Review Words: drawing, lawn, hauls Challenge Words: snowplow, outline
Key Vocabulary: beamed – 1. shined brightly 2. smiled brightly argued – disagreed with someone possessions – things people own fabric – cloth purchased – bought quarreling – having an argument
Vocabulary Skills: Dictionary: Multiple-Meaning Words **Words that mean more than one thing When you can’t figure out the meaning of a word in context look it up in the dictionary.
Word Work: Grammar Skills: Linking Verbs Alinking verbdoes not show action. It connects the subject to a noun or an adjective in the predicate. It tells what the subject is or is like. The verb beis the most common linking verb. Examples: The girl is my friend. The day is sunny.