Celebrating Traditions Theme Two: Houghton Mifflin Reading Mr. Mills 3rd Grade
Introducing the Theme What is a “tradition”? What are some traditions you follow? Where do these traditions come from?
Brainstorming Traditions Does your family celebrate any traditions or customs different than those of our American culture? Different Family Traditions
Practice Book Using practice book page 93, describe a tradition that you celebrate. Think about the following information to include: • When do you celebrate it? • Where do you go? • Who shares the celebration with you? • What do you do to honor the event? • Why do you celebrate that event? • What is your favorite part?
The Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco
Quilt-Making Vocabulary Border A part that forms the outside edge of something Gathering A coming together of people Needles Small thin tools used for sewing Scraps Leftover bits of cloth Sewn Fastened with stitches using a needle and thread Threaded Passed thread through the eye of a needle
Matching Vocabulary with Meaning Write the vocabulary word that best fits the meaning of the picture. Use the word bank below to help you spell the vocabulary word correctly. Border Gathering Needles Scraps Sewn Threaded
Quilting Vocabulary Categorization We will sort our vocabulary words by the parts of speech we are studying in class. Define the parts of speech: Noun Verb Adjective Double click to open Smart notebook link
Reading Background Turn to page 158 of your reading book. We will read about how these words are correctly used. Complete practice book page 95 by yourself.
Thinking About the Selection Why does Anna’s mother start the tradition of the Keeping Quilt? Compare each daughter to her mother’s wedding. How is each wedding different and the same? How do you think Patricia Polacco feels about family? Give examples from the story. What does the Keeping Quilt help the family keep? Why do you think Polacco has drawn only part of each illustration in color?
Using Our Vocabulary Rewrite the vocabulary words in the correct category. Words about Cloth Border Gathering Needles Scraps Sewn Threaded Words about People Words about Sewing
Grandpa’s Baseball Card Jed Mannheimer
Gathering Librarian Defense Career Talent Sewn A group of people coming together A person who works in a library Vocabulary In sports, the attempts to prevent the other team for scoring A long-term occupation or job Great ability or a special skill Fastened with stitches using a needle and thread
Word Bank sewn talented gathering librarian defense career Using the Vocabulary The _________ helped me find a good book. Everyone says I have a _________ for singing. My kimono was hand ________. When you are in high school you should start thinking about your future __________. Every Thanksgiving there is a huge ________ at my house.
Independent Practice Complete the vocabulary handout independently. When you are finished, read Grandpa’s Baseball Card.
Think About the Selection Why is the Willie Mays card so important to Carl’s mother and grandfather? How does Carl feel when he receives the card for his birthday? Why? What does Carl do to learn about Willie Mays?
Teacher Read Aloud: “Presidents Day” • What are some ways the nation honors both Presidents? • What other ways is George Washington honored? • What are some ways that children celebrate Presidents Day? • How do adults honor these two Presidents?
Grandma’s Records Eric Velasquez
Salsa Music Vocabulary A style of Spanish dance music that mixes African, Cuban, jazz, and rock. Salsa Conga Percussion Performing Records Theater A tall, narrow drum with one head that is played by beating with the hands. A family of instruments played by being struck or shaken. Presenting something for an audience. A grooved disc that can be played on a phonograph. A building where plays, movies, or concerts are presented.
Show what you know! conga percussion performing record salsa theater
Practice your Vocabulary Complete practice book page 115, using what you now know about our vocabulary.
Other words you will see… • El Barrio • Merengue • Dominican Republic • Nightclubs • Pigeon peas • Bronx • Spectacular A neighborhood where many Spanish people live A type of fast dance music A country where people speak Spanish Clubs that stay open late and have dancing or music A kind of pea grown in warm climates A section of New York City where many people live Impressive or amazing
Comprehension What is so special about Grandma’s favorite song? What are some things the boy learns from his grandmother? Look at the illustration on page 196. Why do you think this is so different? What does the author mean when he says“Grandma wrapped me in her world of music”?
Reading Skill: Categorizing Information Sorting details into groups helps us better understand and keep track of what is happening in a story. The boys experience listening to music on records The boys experience listening to music at a concert
Reading Skill: Categorizing Information Practice independently, using page 116 of your practice book. On His Own With his Grandma Things the boy did at Grandma’s House
Enrichment Connections • Let’s watch and listen to a Hispanic band playing the merengue.
Miyu and the Cranes for Peace Alexandra Behr
Vocabulary • Earthquake • Stationary • Festival • Cranes • Performers • Origami A shaking or trembling of the earth’s crust. Paper goods and writing supplies. A celebration or a fair. Birds with long legs and necks that wade in water. People who act, sing, or dance. A Japanese art of folding paper to look like different things
Show what you know! Earthquake stationary festival Cranes performers origami
Comprehension • How is Miyu able to learn about what life was like in Japan? • How do Miyu’s classmates learn origami? • What is special about the origami cranes? • Describe some Japanese customs you learned about in this story?
Additional Enrichment • We will listen to a traditional Japanese folktale involving cranes. • Remember that folktales are stories passed down from generation to generation. • Think about the message, or lesson to be learned, in “The Crane Maiden”. http://www.unitedstreaming.com/personalized/myContent.cfm?guidFolder=71ea6e65-96ff-4910-aeb0-9f00ae056668&rand=7074B112-18FE-8925-CCBAD4841C17B625&tabDisplay=myContent
Independent Enrichment • If you have completed all of your other work, you may try to make an origami crane. • Use the web link and follow the directions. Good luck! http://www.monkey.org/~aidan/origami/crane/
Story Telling Trees Pay close attention to the details in this story. We will need them to answer questions after reading. What must a tree be like to be chosen to become a story-telling tree? What details show that a totem-pole carving today is different than in the past? What details show that raising a totem pole long ago was hard work?
The Talking Cloth By Rhonda Mitchell
Cloth from Ghana Vocabulary Collection Embroidered Royalty Symbols Wealth Flourish Ghana is a country on the continent of Africa. Our vocabulary focuses on words related to the cloth made in Ghana. A group of objects with something in common. Decorated by sewing designs with thread or yarn. Members of a royal family. Designs that stand for other things or ideas. Plenty of money or other valuable things. A dramatic waving motion or a showy way of doing something
Using the Vocabulary: collection flourish royalty embroidered symbols wealth
Practicing the Vocabulary • Read the building background for The Talking Cloth on pages 215 and 215. • Complete practice book page 130 to show that you understand the vocabulary.
Thinking about the Story • Why do you think Aunt Phoebe likes to collect things? • Why does Amber enjoy visiting Aunt Phoebe? • How does the Talking Cloth “talk”, and what does it say? • What does Aunt Phoebe mean when she says that Amber has grown inside?
Fly-Fishing with Grandpa Written by Matthew C. Hart
Fly-Fishing Vocabulary Collection Flies Flourish Casting Patience Concentrate A group of objects with something in common. Fishhooks made to look like insects. An energetic or dramatic waving motion. Throwing or flinging The ability to put up with trouble or a delay without complaining. Paying attention, keeping your thoughts focused.
Using the Vocabulary Flies collection flourish casting patience concentrate
Working Independently • Show your understanding and correctly complete the vocabulary handout. • Read the story independently. • Look over the questions on the back page of the book.
Punxsutawney Phil What do you know about Groundhogs' Day?
Reading Skill Focus Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details Most informational writing is organized by topic, main ideas, and supporting details. The topic is what the writing is about. The main ideas are the important points or facts. The supporting details are facts, examples, and information about the main ideas.
Punxsutawney Phil As I read aloud, you listen and try to identify the topic, main ideas, and supporting details. Topic Main Idea: Main Idea: Supporting Details Supporting Details
Dancing Rainbows By Evelyn Clarke Mott
Vocabulary: Native American Dance Ancestors People one’s family comes from Elders People who are older and respected Honor To show special respect for Imitating Copying what someone does Respect Admiration or consideration
Applying Vocabulary Honor Elders Respect Imitating Ancestors