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  1. The Horned Toad Prince By Jackie Mimms Hopkins Illustrated by Michael Austin

  2. What is uniqueabout the landscape of the Southwest?

  3. Genre • Modern fairy tale • a fairy tale set in modern time • setting: when & where the story takes place • magical characters & events

  4. This Week’s Leveled Readers • From Spain to America • Flash Flood • The Dine • use your time wisely • READ CAREFULLY before you take an AR test!

  5. Growing Up in the Old West • corral- pen for horses, cattle, and so on • frontier- the farthest part of a settled country, where the wilds begin • rodeo- a contest or exhibition of skill in roping cattle, riding horses and bulls, and so on

  6. Growing Up in the Old West • What was the author’s purpose for writing “Growing Up in the Old West”? • What does the author think about the life of frontier children in the Old West?

  7. Growing Up in the Old West Brainstorm to complete the web. animals ranch THE SOUTHWEST ??? landscape

  8. Author’s Purpose • Authors write stories and articles for many different reasons. • An author may write to persuade, inform, entertain, or express ideas or feelings. • If you can identify a story’s structure it will be easier to determine the author’s purpose.

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

  10. bargain • An agreement to trade or exchange; deal • Would you be getting a bargain if you bought 100 pencils for $1.00? • Have you ever found a great bargain? • What is a synonym for bargain? • Who can make a sentence?

  11. favor • Act of kindness • Have you ever done a favor for someone? • Has anyone ever done a favor for you? • Who can make a sentence?

  12. lassoed • Roped; caught with a long rope with a loop on the end • Is lassoed past, present, of future tense? • What is the root word? • When might you lasso something? • Who can make a sentence?

  13. offended • Hurt the feelings of someone; made angry • Is offended past, present,of future tense? • What is the root word for offended? • Has anyone ever offended you? How did it make you feel? • If you accidentally offend someone, what should you do? • Who can make a sentence?

  14. prairie • Large area of level or rolling land with grass but few or no trees • What might you see on a prairie? • Where in the United States would you find a prairie? • Who can make a sentence?

  15. riverbed • Channel in which a river flows or used to flow • What kind of things would you find on a riverbed? • What kind of word is riverbed? • Who can make a sentence?

  16. shrieked • Made a loud, sharp, shrill sound • Is shrieked past, present or future tense? • When might you shriek? • Have you ever shrieked? • Who can make a sentence?

  17. More words to know: • sassy- rude; lively, spirited • suspiciously- without trust, doubtfully • twang- to make a sharp, ringing sound

  18. Synonyms • Words that have the same or almost the same meaning as another word. • Examples: • big & large • small & tiny • damp & wet • can you think of others???

  19. Context Clues • Sometimes when you are reading, you will come across a words that you do not know. • The author may give you a synonym for the word.

  20. Using Context Clues: Synonyms • Look at the sentence with the unknown word. • Look for a synonym in the sentence and in the surrounding sentences. • Try the synonym in place of the unknown word in the sentence. • Does it make sense???

  21. Sequence • The order in which the events happen. • Can you retell the story in your own words, in the CORRECT ORDER in which it happened? • What happened 1st, 2nd, last?

  22. Horned Lizards & Harvesting Ants • Genre: Expository nonfiction • Author’s Purpose: If the purpose is to inform, how do you read this article? • Text Structure: How has the author organized this text? • Notice the captions to the photos as you read.

  23. Fluency: Volume • You need to match the volume of your voice to the size of the room so everyone can hear easily. • Maintain a steady volume. • Use story clues to adjust volume.

  24. Author’s Purpose • What are the four main reasons for writing? • to persuade • to entertain • to inform • to express ideas or feelings

  25. Author’s Purpose • What can help you determine the author’s purpose? • the kinds of ideas in the text • the way the author organizes and states these ideas

  26. Illustrations • Illustrations and pictures can help you understand the characters and events in a story. • Always look at the illustrations.

  27. Captions • A caption is the text that explains an illustration. • Captions usually appear below or beside an image. • Always read the captions.

  28. Labels • Labels also use text to provide information about an illustration or picture. • They can appear inside, above, or below an image. • Always read labels.