Prudy’s Problem and How She Solved It Question of the Day How do you know when you have a problem?
Words to Know • Enormous • Scattered • Strain • Realize • Collection • Shiny
VOCABULARY STRATEGYfor Unfamiliar Words DICTIONARY: You can always use a dictionary to find out the meaning of a word you don’t know. A dictionary tells you the word’s meaning and how to say the word. The words in a dictionary are listed in alphabetical order.
Steps for Using a Dictionary • Look at the first letter in the word and turn in the dictionary to the section for that letter. • Use the guide words at the top of each page and what you know about the alphabet to help you find the word. • Read the definitions. If the word has more than one meaning, decide which meaning you think fits in the sentence. • Try that meaning in the sentence to see if it makes sense.
I used a dictionary to find out the meaning of these words. • Enormous- greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.; huge; immense • Scattered- dispersed; disorganized • Strain- to stretch beyond the proper point or limit
Realize- to grasp or understand clearly. • Collection- something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location . • Shiny- bright or glossy in appearance.
Let’s read Get Organizedand try out these word meanings. Are there enormous piles of stuff in your room? Are your things scattered everywhere? Is your closet clutter putting a strain on the door? Then it's time to take action! First, realize that this will take time and work. Look at each thing. Ask yourself, "Do I use this? Will I ever use this?" This information will help you decide what to get rid of and what to keep. Take the things you are getting rid of. Put them in large trash bags. Are they in good shape? Give them away to a charity. If not, throw them out.
Next, take the things you are keeping. Put them into groups. Put each group together in one place. Put all the books on a shelf or table. Hang the clothes in the closet or put them in drawers. Do you have a collectionof objects, such as rocks, postcards, or stamps? Display them together on a shelf,table, or wall. Now vacuum and dust your room. Congratulations! You have a shiny, clean, and well-organized room.
Prereading Strategies Genre: Fantasy Prudy’s Problem is a fantasy. A fantasy is a fictional story in which at least one element in the story is not possible. Preview and Predict Preview the title and illustrations. Use the lesson vocabulary in your prediction.
OBJECTIVES Identify main idea and supporting details. Use main idea to monitor and fix up.
SET OUR PURPOSE We are going to read to find out what Prudy’s problem is and does she get it solved. Remember to look for the main idea and supporting details as we read.
PHONICS COMPOUND WORDS Homework- home work What is the meaning of each smaller word? Home- the place where you live. Work- a task or job So what does homework mean? A task that you do in the place where you live.
COMPOUND WORDS • A long word like earthquake seems hard at first, but when I look more closely, I see that earthquake is a compound word. That means it is made up of two shorter words, earth and quake. I know earth and I think quake means “shake,” so it’s easy to figure out that an earthquake is a movement of the ground.
PRACTICE Break them into small words • Playground • Classmate • Placemat • Doorstop • Housefly • Raindrop • Eyelid • Doorstop • Thunderstorm
Read Words in Context • The peddler was pushing a handcart filled with fruit. • He tripped on his own shoelace. • I like the outdoor, swimming pool.
Writer’s WorkshopWrite Clearly Let’s write a problem-solution paragraph. I could write about the problem I have with keeping the laundry washed at my house. Example: I am having a problem with keeping the laundry washed at my house because as soon as I get one load washed two more are ready to go in.
What could you write about? Math Keeping your room clean Homework Making it to Free Break Friday Deciding what to wear