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  1. Because of Winn-Dixie By Kate DiCamillo

  2. What experiences bring diverse people together?

  3. Genre • Realistic Fiction • has characters and events that are like people and events in real life

  4. This week’s TRADE BOOKS: • Something to Do • Florida Everglades • The Story of Libraries • use your time wisely • READ CAREFULLY before you take an AR test!!!

  5. Child of the Silent Night • attention- care & thoughtfulness • kindness- gentleness • understanding- comprehension • When did Laura’s parents realize Laura had lost her sight and hearing? • What were the steps in her recovery? Describe them in order.

  6. Sequence • Events in a story happen in a certain order. • When you read, think about what comes first, next, last, ….. • Identifying the sequence, or order, of events in a story can help you understand what you are reading.

  7. Summarize • Good readers sum up the important events in a story as they read. • Summarizing main events and the order in which they happened can help you remember important information.

  8. Vocabulary Words • Study your words and their definitions each day.

  9. grand • Excellent; very good • When have you done something grand? • What are two meaning for grand? • I had a grand time at the party. • I saw the grand house. • What rhymes with grand? • Who can make a sentence?

  10. memorial • Helping people to remember a person, thing, or event • Have you ever been part of a memorial service or have you ever seen a memorial? • Who can make a sentence?

  11. peculiar • Strange or unusual • Have you ever seen something peculiar? What? • What is a synonym for peculiar? • Who can make a sentence?

  12. positive • Without doubt; sure • Numbers can be positive or negative. • Have you ever been positive about something? What? • What is an antonym for positive? • Who can make a sentence?

  13. prideful • Overly proud of oneself • Is is good or bad to be prideful? • How does it make you feel when someone is prideful? • What is an antonym for prideful? • Who can make a sentence?

  14. recalls • Calls back to mind; remembers • When do you have to recall information? • What is an antonym for recall? • Who can make a sentence?

  15. selecting • Picking out; choosing • What is something you have selected? • Is it easy of hard to select something? • Who can make a sentence?

  16. More words to know: • consisted- was made up of • friendless- without friends

  17. Suffixes • Look for word parts, such as a base word and a suffix. • Ask yourself how the suffix changes the meaning of the base word. • Try the meaning in the sentence to see if it makes sense. • ful means full of • al means of or like

  18. Author’s Purpose • The author uses lots of descriptive words: • strong, peculiar smell • the bear was three times the size of Winn-Dixie • The author probably wants to entertain us.

  19. Black Bears • Genre: Expository nonfiction provides information about people, places, animal, and other things in the real world. • Sequence: Is sequence always important in what you read? • Summarize: Who can summarize this selection?

  20. Fluency: Tone of Voice • Your voice should rise and fall when you read questions, to emphasize words and where there is lots of emotion. • Your tone changes to match the way people speak.

  21. Sequence • Events in a story happen in a certain order. • When you read, think about what comes first, next, last, ….. • Identifying the sequence, or order, of events in a story can help you understand what you are reading.

  22. Idiom • An IDIOM is a phrase or expression whose meaning can not be understood from the ordinary meaning of the words that form it. • You figure out the meaning of an idiom by figuring out what makes sense based on what you read.

  23. Idiom • Examples: • He has a big heart. • Hold your horses. • A broken heart. • Run an errand. • Chase rainbows. • Have the blues. • Green around the gills

  24. Research & Study Skills • A MAP is a drawing of a place that shows where something is or where something happened. • Every map has a LEGEND that has a COMPASS ROSE to show direction, a SCALE to show distance, and a KEY to show symbols.

  25. Research & Study Skills • A GLOBE is a sphere with a map of the world. • An ATLAS is a book of maps.