Family Times Journey to the Center of the Earth Daily Questions Prior Knowledge Cause and Effect Vocabulary Context Clues Predictions Guided Comprehension Author's Purpose Fantasy in Science Fiction Independent Readers Crust, Mantle, Core Additional Resources Language Skills
Study Skills • Genre:Science Fiction • Comprehension Skill:Cause and Effect • Comprehension Strategy:Summarize • Vocabulary: Context Clues
Question of the week How do we explore the center of the Earth? Daily Questions What characteristics are important for an explorer to have? How would you feel if yours were the first human eyes to see the ichthyosaurus and plesiosaurus? What, to you, is the most interesting thing scientists have learned about what lies below Earth’s Surface?
Language Skills Daily Fix It Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Transparency: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Practice Book Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Spelling Strategy Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Writing Workshop Reading Writing ConnectionWriting Prompt Writer’s Craft Editing and Revising
Day 1 Daily Fix It The awdiense loved our performance of jules Verne’s story. The audience loved our performance of Jules Verne’s story. I think it is gooder than his other novels and I have read them all. I think it is better than his other novels, and I have read them all. Language Skills
Day 2 Daily Fix It 1. Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea are one of the popularest science fiction books of all time. Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is on of the most popular science fiction books of all time. It features a submarine, a vessel that weren’t invented until deckades later. It features a submarine, a vessel that wasn’t invented until decades later. Language Skills
Day 3 Daily Fix It 1. In this novel, captain Nemo roams the teritory beneath the sea. In this novel, Captain Nemo roams the territory beneath the sea. Nemo wont live on land because he have cut himself off from humans. Nemo won’t live on land because he has cut himself off from humans. Language Skills
Language Skills Day 4 Daily Fix It Your dinosaur projet was good done. Your dinosaur project was well done. Did eny dinosaurs live underwater. Did any dinosaurs live underwater?
Language Skills Day 5 Daily Fix It 1. That there adventure story is fast-paced exciting, and absorbing. That adventure story is fast-paced, exciting, and absorbing. Storys by Jules Verne feature weird but believeable machines. Stories by Jules Verne feature weird but believable machines.
Language Skills Spelling Strategy Divide and Conquer Words with Affixes: Step 1: Draw a line between the base word and the prefix and/or suffix. Step 2: Study the word one part at a time.
Language Skills Writing Prompt How do you feel about this story or about science fiction in general? Do you like to read it? Write a letter to a friend to persuade him or her to agree with your opinion. Provide as many reasons and convincing details as you can.
Language Skills • Editing/Revising Checklist • Did I use language and details that are suitable for my audience? • Did I use comparative and superlative adjective forms correctly? • Have I spelled words with Latin roots ject, aud, terr, and dec correctly?
Activate Prior Knowledge: Brainstorm about what they would find if they could see a cross-section of the Earth. Making Predictions Making Observations Carrying Out Experiments Comparing Results This is the Scientific Method
Cause and Effect A cause (why something happens) may have several effects. An effect (What happens as a result of the cause) may have several causes. Sometimes clue words such as since, as a result, caused, thus, therefore, and consequently are used to show cause-and-effect relationships. Cause Cause Cause Effect Effect Effect
Summarize Summarizing, telling what a story or article is basically about, helps you understand and remember what you read. It helps you figure out main ideas and find important supporting details. It also helps you see important causes and effects.
Write: Read the selection “Earth.” Create graphic organizers like the ones above to show any causes and effects in the selection. Write a summary of the selection “Earth.” Use your graphic organizers to help you.
Introduce Vocabulary Word Synonym Antonym Armor covering Encases encloses Extinct dead Alive Hideous ugly Beautiful Plunged fell Soared Serpent snake
Armor Any kind of protective covering
Encases Covers completely; encloses
Extinct No longer existing
Hideous Very ugly; frightful; horrible
Plunged Fell or moved suddenly downward or forward
Serpent Snake, especially a big snake
More Words to Know Calculations Careful thinking; deliberate plans Ichthyosaurus: A large fishlike reptile, now extinct, that lived in the sea. Pleisosaurus: Any of several large sea reptiles that lived about 200 million years ago.
Practice Lesson Vocabulary If a creature is hideous, is it clumsy or terrible-looking? If a creature has armor, it is covered in strange hair or in a tough shell? If a creature is extinct, it is a huge eater or long dead? Is it true that a shell encases a turtle? Is a serpent a form of fish? If a seagull plunged towards the ocean, would it be diving downwards?
Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues: As you read, you may come to a word you do not know. Look for clues in the context or words and sentences around the word. They may help you figure out the meaning of the unknown word. Reread the sentence in which the unknown word appears. Does the author include a synonym, antonym, or other clue to the word’s meaning? If you need more help, read the sentences around the one with the unknown word. Put the clues together and thing of a logical meaning for the word. Does this meaning make sense in the sentence? As your read “The Land of Imagination,” use the context to help you figure out the meanings of any unfamiliar words.
Genre: Science Fiction Science fiction is imaginary writing based upon scientific ideas. Notice how the author uses vivid and exciting sights and sounds to create a make-believe world.
Preview and Predict Read the title, look at the illustrations, and predict how the author might use facts in the story. Use your vocabulary in your discussion.
Guided Comprehension What is the setting of this story? Reread p. 588, paragraph 3. What causes the raft to be lifted out of the water and thrown a distance? How do you think the adventurers are feeling at this point? Imagine yourself in this situation. How would you feel? What do you think was Jules Verne’s purpose for writing this story? How does the illustration help you understand the text on pp.590-591? What caused the monsters to come close to the raft, then turn away. Summarize the main events on p. 593, paragraphs 1 and 2. To what does the narrator compare the size of the ichthyosaurus’s flaming red eyes?
Guided Comprehension Continued Use context clues to determine the meaning of extinct on p. 595. What information in the story seems to be based on scientific information? Summarize the end of the story on pp. 596-597. In the last sentence, the narrator wonders whether the ichthyosaurus will come back to destroy them. What do you predict will happen? Give your reasons. Do you think the events in this story could happen in the real world? Give reasons to support your answers.