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What things are more fun to do with someone
else than alone?
Write about something you can do alone or
with someone else. Tell which way you like
Why might you read a poem more than once?
to enjoy it again
to practice fluency
I am going to reread the poem “Share
Because”. Follow along as I read. Then you
will practice reading it fluently and
expressively with partners.
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stripe, script, strike, scrub
Remember to blend the sounds of the
consonants str and scr when reading these
words. I want you to read the words to
your partner and make a sentence for each
string, spring
These words are
almost the same, except for the second
Stray and spray follow the same pattern, as
do strain and sprain.
We can use what we know about threeletter blends to read any word, even
nonsense words. I want you to help me
read the following nonsense words. A good
way to attack unfamiliar words is to break
them into parts you know. We will read the
blend, then the rest of the word, and finally
we will put the parts together.
1. spriff, 2. sprell, 3. scrobe, 4. spraw,
5.sproy, 6. scruzzle, 7. sprook, 8. scrent, 9.
Good readers
do not rush when they read
pay attention to punctuation
pay attention to the meanings of
the words to help them read
pause slightly when they see a
comma and pause longer when
they see a period.
I will read part of “Stone Soup” aloud. I will
not read too fast or too slow. I’ll pay
attention to the punctuation marks to know
when and how to pause, how to read a
character’s words, and when to read
questions or exclamations.
Turn to page 258 and follow as I read
I want you to read page 258 with your
partner. I want you to read at a proper
pace and pay attention to punctuation
marks. Let’s find places in the story where
the characters use dialogue, or their own
words. When we come to dialogue, we
should read with stronger expression.
Read page 258 with your partner. (go to
next slide.)
Choose your favorite page from “Stone
Soup” to read with your partner. You may
read only the first half of the page if it is
long. Remember to be a good reader and
pay attention to punctuation.
You can often discover the main idea of a
selection by thinking about what happens in
the beginning, in the middle, and at the end.
We will revisit “Stone Soup” to discover
the main idea of the story.
We will also fill in a graphic organizer to
help us with our ideas.
On page 258, the monks decide to find out what
makes people happy. What does this detail tell you
about the main idea?
The story is probably about how to find happiness.
On page 266, each villager is giving what he or she
has. The next person gives even more. How does
this detail add to the main idea?
Seeing others gain happiness from sharing
encourages others.
On page 271, the villagers tell the monks, “With the
gifts you gave given, we will always have plenty.
You have shown us that sharing makes us all
richer.” How does this detail help explain the main
It shows that the villagers have learned that sharing
can bring happiness.
We will put these ideas into a graphic organizer to
help us better understand the main idea and three
important details.
Main Idea
Sharing brings
Three monks want
to find out what
makes people
As each villager
gives, others want
to give more.
The villagers have
learned that sharing
can bring happiness.
Books such as dictionaries, thesauruses,
atlases, and encyclopedias are reference
sources that they can use when locating
information for a report or an essay. All of
these materials are also available on the
Internet. Books, maps, charts, and
photographs are other useful reference
We will explore a thesaurus today. A
thesaurus can help readers locate
synonyms. Synonyms may be listed as a
word or phrase. A thesaurus may have
more than one entry for a word. Some
words may be listed as a noun, a verb, and
an adjective.
Thesauruses are organized alphabetically, in the
same way that dictionaries are organized. The
words listed after an entry are synonyms for the
entry word. They, too, are listed alphabetically. A
thesaurus may also list antonyms for the entry
Let’s work with the word happy.
A thesaurus can help you find more exact or
interesting words to use in your writing.
Look up these words in a thesaurus. Write
down one synonym for each word.
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A legend is a story passed
down through he years.
Features of legends include…
Based on fact, but includes made-up parts
A main character with exaggerated accomplishments
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What is the main idea of the legend?
Johnny Appleseed left his mark on America by
carrying apple trees to the western part of the
What would you like to say to Johnny
How can you tell that this is a legend?
Johnny’s real name is given, so the story is
based on fact. We don’t know how much else
is true.
dense: Does the group of desks in this
classroom look dense?
If something is very heavy, do you
think it is dense? Why or why not?
reaction: If someone tickles your foot,
what is your reaction?
What is the reaction of ice to heat?
ingredients: What are some of the
ingredients in pancakes?
What ingredients would you use to
make a sandwich?
momentum: If everyone copied your
yellow shoelaces, would your idea
have momentum?
If your school collected pennies for
charity, how could the idea gain
famine: How would most people
feel if they are in the midst of a
famine? Would you rather live
through a famine or go to a
banquet? Why?
generous: How might a person
show that he or she is generous?
Do you think you are generous?
Why or why not?
gaze: If you gazed at something for an
hour, do you think you would have
memorized what it looks like? Why or
why not?
Would you be likely to gaze at a
stranger if he or she could see you?
agreeable: Do you think that hanging
upside down from a tree for an hour
is an agreeable thing to do? Why or
why not?
Would scrambled eggs be an
agreeable meal to you? Explain.
Banquet: What kind of clothes would you
like to wear to a banquet?
What might you do at a banquet?
Curiosity: Would a tree growing in the
middle of your living room be a curiosity?
Why or Why not?
Do you think that people with green hair
are a curiosity? Why or why not?
 1. The farmers grew carrot in her
 2. she gave the carrots to a boys.
The following words are plural nouns (They name
more than one.): carrots, homes, boys, cakes,
Each of these plural nouns is formed by adding an
–s to the singular form.
I want you to help me make the following singular
nouns plural. 1. monk; 2. lunch;; 4. lady; 5.
wish; 6. potato
1. monks; 2. lunches; 3. foxes; 4. ladies; 5.wishes;
6. potatoes
Remember the rules for making nouns plural: if the
word ends in ch, x, sh. or a vowel, you add –es; if
the word ends with y, change the y to i and add –
With your partner, create a list of 8 plural
nouns. Then work together to create
sentences with at least 4 of your plural
nouns. We will share in 5 minutes.
We are going to use our prewriting
information from yesterday to write a first
draft of a summary.
Remember that a good summary includes:
The main idea and key details of a passage
Uses words that will help readers understand
the exact meaning of a passage
Uses strong, exact language.
I will read aloud the first and last pages of
“Stone Soup.”
At the beginning of the story, the monks
want to find out what makes people happy.
In the end of the story, they learn that
sharing brings happiness. Should this
information be included in a summary of
“Stone Soup”?
I want you to use the list of ideas and facts
from yesterday to create a summary
paragraph of the story you chose.
Remember to use strong, exact words in
your summary.

Lesson 9 Day 3