Lesson 7 Day 1
Question of the Day
 If you got a new pet, what would you
teach it to do?
 I would like to teach a pet to _______.
 It is helpful for animals to be trained
because _________. (Think: Why is it
important or helpful to train pets?)
Read Aloud
 Today we will be reading a realistic fiction
story about a girl who learns to train her
new cat.
 Why might you read or listen to realistic
 for enjoyment
 Realistic Fiction is about characters and
events that could be real.
 Listen for facts about training a cat as I
Cat Training
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Read Alound cont.
1. Why is Shawna’s mom angry?
2. How does Shawna train
Sugarcube to stay off the table?
 Sometimes multiple (more than one)
consonants can combine to represent
one sound.
 The c and h stand for the /ch/ sound. The
two letters stand for one sound.
CH and TCH both represent the /ch/ sound.
Both of these words have consonant patterns
that are pronounced /sh/. The ch can be
pronounced as /ch/ or /sh/.
 The consonants wh combine to stand for the
/(h)w/ sound.
Spelling/Phonics Practice
 March
 Help me find the consonant patterns and
decode/read the words.
 Copy the following words onto your
paper: chart,
Circle the consonant pair in each
word. I need a volunteer to read each
Spelling Pretest
1. chin
2. itch
3. push
4. chef
5. when
6. wash
7. much
8. sharp
9. pitch
10. where
11. peach
12. child
13. wheat
14. chance
15. machine
16. cashier
17. friendship
18. hatched
19. finished
20 children
Fact and Opinion
 What is the best food for lunch?
 Your answer is an opinion because it tells
your feelings about certain foods.
 What time do we go to lunch?
 Your answer is a fact because we can
prove this.
 Read page 196 in your reading book.
Fact and Opinion Practice
 Read the story of page 197, paying attention to facts
and opinions.
 Copy this chart onto your paper.
On a signal from the farmer, the
dogs run around the sheep and
I believe that border collies
are the best herding dogs.
 After you read, we will fill in one fact and one opinion.
Listening Comprehension
 You will be listening to a nonfiction selection about
animal trainers. Have you ever seen any trained
 Nonfiction passages give information about a topic.
When you listen to nonfiction, you listen to learn about
the topic and enjoy the passage.
 This selection is about animal trainers, so I will listen
for facts about where animal trainers work and how
and why animals are trained.
 All nonfiction passages contain facts, some contain
opinions as well. Listen for statements that cannot be
proved. These statements are probably opinions. Also,
be listening for facts as I read.
Listening Comprehension
 What are some facts about different ways
animal trainers help keep animals
 What does the author mean when she
says, “Animals may not speak our
language, but they have much to tell us”?
 What interesting fact did you learn?
 Have you ever wished you could babble to a baboon?
 Babble: If you babble, you say words that cannot be
 Say the word with me: babble
 What will babble– a baby for a few months or an
actor? Explain.
 The trainers became suspicious of the dolphin.
 Suspicious: If you think someone is suspicious, you
think he or she cannot be trusted. Please say the
definition with me.
 What might make Mr. Smith suspicious– when his
garbage can was tipped over every day or when his
mail was delivered every day? Explain.
1. the book is on the shelf .
boy will fix the bike.
2. The bike will fix the boy.
 A noun is a person, place, or thing.
 The girl took a baseball to the park.
 What are the nouns in the sentence? What is
each noun: a person, place, or thing?
 Girl: person; baseball: thing; park: place
 The sentence is talking about one girl. One girl
is written girl. If more than one girl went to the
park, the noun would need to be plural. Add an
–s to girl to turn a singular noun into a plural
Grammar Practice
 1. We are going to have ________ for dinner tonight.
(jungle, spaghetti)
 I will try jungle in the sentence to see if it fits. No, that is
not a good sentence.
 Now I will try spaghetti. That is a much better sentence.
 Let’s do the same with this one: Jake asked his
________ to make hot dogs for dinner. (father,
 I will try father in the sentence to see if it fits. That
sounds like a good sentence, but just to be sure I will
also try aquarium.
 That doesn’t make any sense. Father is obviously the
correct choice.
Grammar Practice cont.
 Your turn: I want you to read each of the following
sentences and choose the correct noun to fill in the
blank. Write the noun on your paper.
 1. The _____ crawled up the wall and out the open
window. (sister, insect)
 2. You can go to the _____ after you finish your
homework. (park, librarian)
 3. Do not forget to bring your _____ to baseball
practice. (helmet, kitchen)
 4. The _____ solved the mystery of the missing socks.
(piano, detective)
 1. insect 2. park
3. helmet
4. detective
Grammer: Nouns
 Promethean Lesson:
Common and Proper Nouns
 Many people read to find out how to do or make
something. Cookbooks, manuals, and game directions
are how-to writing.
 Read the following paragraph with me.
Make a Hot Air Balloon
You can make your own miniature hot air balloon.
You will need flour, water, a balloon, newspaper strips,
paint, string, and a paper cup. First, blow up the
balloon. Next, mix one cup of flour with one cup of
water. Dip the newspaper strips into the flour paste.
Then, cover the balloon with the wet strips of
newspaper. Let it dry for a day or two. When the strips
are completely dry, pop the balloon. Then paint the
surface to look like a hot air balloon. Tie the paper cup
to the balloon to make the basket. Finally, attach a
string to the top of the balloon, hang it in your room,
and imagine flying through the sky in a beautiful
Writing cont.
 I need your help to develop a list of
characteristics of how-to paragraphs. We will
be adding to the list as we learn more later in
the week.
 How-To Paragraphs
 Include materials needed
 Include, in order, details that explain how to do
a specific activity
 Use words that show sequence, such as first,
next, and then
Writing cont.
 Brainstorm a list of things you know how to do
and that you would like to teach someone.
Take about 1 minute.
 What are some of your ideas?
 I will use one of your ideas to demonstrate a
how-to paragraph.
 I want you to continue working on your list of
ideas. Make two columns, one for activities you
would like to teach to another person, and one
for activities you would like to learn. Work for
about 2 minutes.

Lesson 7 Day 1