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  1. Grandfather’s Journey Written and Illustrated by: Allen Say Day 1Day 2Day 3 Day 4Day 5 1994 Caldecott Medal Winner Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Additional Resources

  2. Study Skills • Genre: Historical Fiction • Comprehension Skill: Sequence • Comprehension Strategy: Graphic Organizers • Comprehension Review Skill: Main Idea • Vocabulary: Dictionary/Glossary

  3. Genre: Historical Fiction • Historical Fiction is set in the past. It is a story in which some of the details are factual but in which others are made up or are loosely based on history. Look for the factual details as you read.

  4. Summary A young Japanese man leaves his home in Japan to explore North America. He falls in love with the amazing sights of the new land, but eventually misses his home. He moves his new family back to Japan but always thinks and shares stories of North America with his family.

  5. Comprehension Skill Review –Main Idea and Details • Main idea is an important point about the story’s topic • Supporting details give more information about a main idea.

  6. Day 1 -Question of the Week • What can we learn about the United States as we travel?

  7. Vocabulary- Say It! amazed bewildered towering longed still homeland sculptures

  8. More Words to Know seacoast steamship coast route lush

  9. Comprehension Skill- Sequence • Sequence means the order in which things happen. • Dates, times, and clue words such as first, then, next, and last can help you understand the order of events. • Sometimes two or more events happen at the same time. Words such as meanwhile and during can show this.

  10. Listen to the Story

  11. 1. The hot springs at Yellowstone National Park is amazing? 2. We saw an eagel. At our campsite.

  12. Every complete sentence contains two parts: a subject and a predicate. The subject is what (or whom) the sentence is about, while the predicate tells something about the subject.

  13. Judy and her dogrun on the beach every morning.

  14. Judy and her dogrun on the beach every morning. First find the verb and then make a question by placing “who?'' or “what?'' before it. subject= Judy and her dog.

  15. Day 2-Question of the Day • Why do you think traveling in the United States made the grandfather long to see more?

  16. amazed surprised greatly; struck with sudden wonder; astounded

  17. bewildered completely confused; puzzled

  18. towering very high

  19. longed wished very much; desired greatly

  20. still to make or become calm or quiet

  21. homeland country that is your home; your native land

  22. sculptures works of art created by carving, modeling, casting, etc.

  23. seacoast land along the sea; seaboard

  24. steamship ship moved by engines that work by the action of steam under pressure

  25. coast land along the sea; seashore

  26. route way to go; road

  27. lush having thick growth; covered with growing things

  28. Weekly Fluency Check -Fluency • Often text has many statements of facts and details, you will use a slower tempo and rate to help listeners understand it better. • Practice reading page 81 using appropriate tempo and rate.

  29. 3. Mr and mrs. Kim entertained us in San Francisco. 4. They, were at the airport to great us.

  30. Let’s try one: We spilled popcorn on the floor. What is the verb of this sentence? We spilled popcorn on the floor.

  31. Now find the subject: We spilled popcorn on the floor. Now decide who or what spilled popcorn? Wespilled popcorn on the floor.

  32. Can you find the subject in each sentence below? • My little brother broke his finger. • His Uncle Bob asked for directions. • Those soldiers carried guns. • Our babysitter arrived late.

  33. Can you find the subject in each sentence below? • My little brother broke his finger. • His Uncle Bob asked for directions. • Those soldiers carried guns. • Our babysitter arrived late.

  34. Can you find the predicate in each sentence below? • My little brother broke his finger. • His Uncle Bob asked for directions. • Those soldiers carried guns. • Our babysitter arrived late.

  35. Can you find the predicate in each sentence below? • My little brother broke his finger. • His Uncle Bob asked for directions. • Those soldiers carried guns. • Our babysitter arrived late.

  36. Group Work Readers & WB 24 Spelling Day 2 Language Day 2 Tri-Fold Section 2 SmartBoard- Vocabulary Game

  37. Day 3-Question of the Day • What do you think the author of Grandfather’s Journey would say are some positive and negative effects of moving to a new place?

  38. Review Questions • Why was grandfather amazed by the sights in North America? • How can you tell grandfather liked traveling through North America? • Why are songbirds important to grandfather? • What is the main idea of this story?

  39. Full of hope, they left their homeland.