"The Summer of the Swans"

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Take spelling pretest: short vowels


Discuss this week's theme: Rescue Teams


Learn new vocabulary: Multiple Meaning Words


Match the picture to the vocabulary word:


Strategy: Analyze Story Structure
Skill: Characters: people or animals that appear in a story
Setting: the time, place, and duration of the story
Plot: the series of events that take place in the story

Read "Sam's Summer Search"
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Grammar: Sentence Types and Fragments




Play the Sentence Clubhousegame.
Review the types of sentences with this quia quiz.
Play 4 Corners in the classroom as a review through the week.




"Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu"

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Discuss this week's theme: A Lost City





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Learn new vocabulary: Compound Words


Match the picture to the vocabulary word:


Strategy: Analyze Story Structure
Skill: Characters: people or animals that appear in a story
Character lesson from Study Island
Smart Response assessment from Study Island

Setting: the time, place, and duration of the story
Setting and Plot lesson from Study Island
Smart Response assessment from Study Island

Plot: the series of events that take place in the story
Plot lesson from Study Island
Smart Response Assessment

Read "An Inca City"
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Grammar: Subjects and Predicates

This is the tale of Mister Morton
Mister Morton is who?
He is the subject of our tale
and the predicate tells what Mister Morton must do

Mister Morton walked down the street
Mister Morton walked
Mister Morton talked to his cat
Mister Morton talked (Hello, cat. You look good.)
Mister Morton was lonely
Mister Morton was

Mister Morton is the subject of the sentence,
and what the predicate says, he does.

Mister Morton knew just one girl
Mister Morton knew
Mister Morton grew flowers for Pearl
Mister Morton grew
Mister Morton was very shy
Mister Morton was

Mister Morton is the subject of the sentence,
and what the predicate says, he does

The subject is a noun,that's a person, place or thing
It's who or what the sentence is about
And the predicate is the verb
That's the action word
that gets the subject up and out

Mister Morton wrote Pearl a poem
Mister Morton wrote
Pearl replied in the afternoon
Pearl replied by a note
Mister Morton was very nervous
Mister Morton was

Mister Morton is the subject of the sentence,
and what the predicate says, he does!

The cat stretched, the sun beat down, a neighbor chased his kid. (Come here kid - come on!)
Each sentence is completed when you know what the subject did.

Mister Morton knocked on her door
Mister Morton knocked
Mister Morton sat on her porch
Yes, he just sat there and rocked.

Mister Morton was a nervous man;
when she opened up the door he ran.

Mister Morton climbed up his stairs
Mister Morton climbed
Mister Morton rhymed pretty words
Mister Morton rhymed

Mister Morton was lonely
Mister Morton was
until Pearl showed up with a single rose.
Who says women can't propose?
Now Mister Morton is happy
and Pearl and the cat are too

They're the subjects of the sentence
and what the predicate says, they do












Simple Subject/Simple Predicates QUIA game

Take spelling pretest: long vowels

"Gecko Glue, Cockroach Scouts, and Spider Silk Bridges"


take spelling pretest: ei/ie words

Discuss this week's theme: Science for All



Learn new vocabulary:


Match the picture to the vocabulary word:


More vocab review:
vocab Prezi

Read "How Long Will We Live"

Strategy: Make Inferences and Analyze
Inference Lesson
Inference practice
Inferences about character traits
Inferences and Conclusions lesson: Study Island
Making Inferences quiz
Skill: Identify Main Idea and Details
Main Idea lesson
Main Idea lesson & practice
Main Idea practice
Main Idea lesson: Study Island
Main Idea quia quiz

Read "Gecko Glue, Cockroach Scouts, and Spider Silk Bridges"
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Gecko video
Grammar: Sentence Combining
"Conjunction Junction" video:


Conjunction Junction, what's your function?Hooking up words and phrases and clauses.
Conjunction Junction, how's that function?I got three favorite carsThat get most of my job done.
Conjunction Junction, what's their function?I got "and", "but", and "or", They'll get you pretty far.

[spoken] "And":That's an additive, like "this and that"."But":That's sort of the opposite, "Not this but that".And then there's "or":O-R, when you have a choice like "This or that"."And", "but", and "or", Get you pretty far.

[sung] Conjunction Junction, what's your function?Hooking up two boxcars and making 'em run right.Milk and honey, bread and butter, peas and rice.
Hey that's nice!Dirty but happy, digging and scratching,Losing your shoe and a button or two.He's poor but honest, sad but true,Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?Hooking up two cars to oneWhen you say something like this choice:"Either now or later"Or no choice:"Neither now nor ever"
Hey that's clever!Eat this or that, grow thin or fat,Never mind, I wouldn't do that,I'm fat enough now!

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?Hooking up phrases and clauses that balance, like:Out of the frying pan and into the fire.He cut loose the sandbags,But the balloon wouldn't go any higher.Let's go up to the mountains,Or down to the seas.You should always say "thank you",Or at least say "please".
Conjunction Junction, what's your function?Hooking up words and phrases and clausesIn complex sentences like:
[spoken] In the mornings, when I'm usually wide awake, I love to take a walk through the gardens and down by the lake, where I often see a duck and a drake, and I wonder, as I walk by, just what they'd say if they could speak, although I know that's an absurd thought.

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?Hooking up cars and making 'em function.
Conjunction Junction, how's that function?I like tying up words and phrases and clauses.

Conjunction Junction, watch that function.I'm going to get you there if you're very careful.
Conjunction Junction, what's your function?I'm going to get you there if you're very careful.
Conjunction Junction, what's your function?I'm going to get you there if you're very careful.









Jeopardy (needs fixed)

"The Magic Gourd"

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Spelling pretest and games


Discuss this week's theme: Sharing Traditions


Learn new vocabulary:


Match the pictures to the vocabulary words:


Read: "Keira's Magic Moment"

Strategy: Make Inferences and Analyze
Skill: Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect intro and practice
Read: "The Magic Gourd"


Independent/Dependent Clauses practice
more practice...
still more practice...

Jeopardy


"Interrupted Journey"


Discuss this week's theme: Protecting Wildlife


Learn new vocabulary:


Match the pictures to the vocabulary words:


Read "Protecting the Clouded Leopard"

Strategy: Make Inferences and Analyze
practice

more practice:

answers:


Skill: Main Idea and Details
QUIA game
Read: "Interrupted Journey"
Sea Turtle video


Grammar: Run-on Sentences
Introduction:


Run- on sentences
New Knerds song:


Review lesson and practice
Review lesson and practice 2
QUIA game

Alliteration intro and practice

try some tongue twisters:
Peter Piper...

Sally Sells Sea Shells...

Alliteration ABCs Sign Language Rap



Spelling pretest and games (compound words)

Jeopardy