Seeker of Knowledge Tests and Illustrations by James Rumford Day 1Day 4 Day 2Day 5 Day 3 Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Additional Resources
Study Skills • Genre: Biography • Comprehension Skill: Graphic Sources • Comprehension Strategy: Ask Questions • Comprehension Review Skill: Main Idea • Vocabulary: Word Structure – Greek and Latin Roots
Genre: Biography • A biographyis a story about a real person’s life as told by another person. As you read notice how the author uses words and images to tell his story. • Can you tell the difference in an autobiography?
Summary In 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion’s dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and he dedicated the next twenty years to the challenge. James Rumford introduces the remarkable man who deciphered the ancient Egyptian script and fulfilled a lifelong dream in the process. Stunning watercolors bring Champollion’s adventure to life in a story that challenges the mind and touches the heart.
Comprehension Review- Main Idea • Main idea is an important point about the story’s topic • Supporting details give more information about a main idea.
Day 1 - Question of the Week • How can knowing another language create understanding?
Vocabulary - Say It • ancient • uncover • link • scholars triumph temple seeker translate
More Words to Know spellbound decipher hieroglyphs converse symbol
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- Graphic Sources • A graphic source shows or explains information from the text. • Pictures, maps, charts, time lines, and diagrams are all examples of graphic sources. • Graphic sources can help you draw conclusions about what you are reading
Comprehension Skill Graphic Sources • What does this map show? • Where is Alexandria located? In what part of Egypt is it located? • How close were the cities of ancient Egypt to the Nile River? • About how far is Alexandria from Giza? • How does this map help you better understand ancient Egypt?
We were excited to see the mummie’s on are museum trip. • 2. One mummy was partly unwrapped so that we seen it’s • face.
Possessive Pronouns A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that shows who or what has something. A possessive pronoun may take the place of a possessive noun.
Homer’s story is famous. His story is famous. This story is Homer’s. This story is his. Possessive nouns are in green. Possessive pronouns are in red.
Singular Plural Used before nouns my your his, her, its our your their Used alone mine yours his, hers, its ours yours theirs Possessive pronouns have two forms. One form is used before a noun. The other form is used alone.
Spelling WordsConsonants /j/, /ks/, and /kw/ • village • except • quick • explain • bridge charge knowledge equal question queen
Spelling WordsConsonants /j/, /ks/, and /kw/ • expect • excited • fudge • Texas • exercise excellent quart liquid quit expert
CHALLENGE • expedition • advantage • aquarium • inquire • infrequent
Day 2-Question of the Day • Why does Jean-Francois care so much about learning a lost language?
Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots • Many words in English come from the Greek and Latin languages. You may be able to use what you already know about Greek and Latin words to help you. • You might know that –trans in translate means across, through, or beyond.
ancient • of times long past; antique
uncover • make known; reveal; expose; show truth
link • anything that joins for connects, as a loop of chain does
scholars • learned people; people having much knowledge
triumph victory; success
temple building used for the service of worship of God or gods
seeker • one who tries to find; one who searches
translate • to change from one language to another
spellbound • too interested to move; fascinated
decipher • to change something in cipher or code to another language; decode
hieroglyphs • pictures, characters, or symbols standing for words, ideas ,or sounds. The ancient Egyptians used them instead of an alphabet like our.
converse • to talk together in an informal way
symbol • something that stands for or represents something else
Fluency Check - Phrasing • Your reading will make more sense if you group related words together. • Inappropriate phrasing can confuse your understanding of the story. • Read pg. 474 and notice how we uses commas and dashes as phrasing cues and how to pronounce foreign names carefully.
3. What a lot of hieroglyphs there were, how did people learn to read them. 4. I’m glad we read Seeker of Knowledje before we gone to the museum.
Grammar Review – Pronouns • Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. • Pronouns that take place of a singular noun are singular pronouns I, me, he, she him, her and it • Pronouns that take the place of plural nouns are plural pronouns. we, us, they, them
Subject and Object Pronouns • A subject pronoun is used as the subject of a sentence. I, you, he, she, it, we and they • Object pronouns is used in the predicate of the sentence after an action verb or with a preposition. me, you, him her, it, us and them • Using pronouns makes writing less wordy by avoiding repeated nouns.
Possessive Pronouns • Possessive pronouns show who or what possesses something. my, your, her, our, their • The possessive pronouns mine, yours, hers,ours, and theirs are used alone. • Possessive pronouns his and its are used before nouns and alone.
Group Work • Readers WB 184 • Language WB 73 • Spelling Day 2 • Tri-fold Section 2 • SmartBoard – Vocabulary Game