A Fine Fine School Unit 1 Lesson 1
How is learning at school different from learning at home?
Genre: Humorous Fiction
Written By Sharon Creech
Illustrated By Harry Bliss
When good readers read aloud, they read with accuracy. This means they read the words correctly. Good readers do not have to sound out every word. Instead they recognize words they already know. This allows them to read more fluently and pay more attention to the meaning of the story.
A Fine, Fine School
One Room Schoolhouses in America
Target Skill: Story Structure
Characters: the people and animals in the story
Setting: when and where the story takes place
Plot: the order of story events
Problem: usually introduced at the beginning
Events tell how characters try to solve
Solution: the way a story's problem is solved
usually at the end of the story
Target Skill: Analyze Illustrations
Target Strategy: Summarize
When we summarize, we briefly tell the important parts of a story in our own words.
Answer these five questions to summarize a story:
principal - the leader of a school
soared - flew upward
strolled - walked slowly
worried - thinking about something bad that may happen
proud - pleased with yourself or someone else
announced - made known
fine - very nice
certainly - surely
Short Vowels a, e, i, o, u
A word with one vowel followed by a consonant usually has a short vowel sound.
Short Vowel Song
Short Vowel Chicken Stacker
Words with the VCCV Pattern
A VCCV word is a word that has a vowel (V), then a consonant (C), then another consonant (C), then a vowel (V).
An example of a VCCV word is picnic.
When a word has a VCCV pattern, the syllables are divided between the two consonants.
Most VCCV words have short vowel sounds in each syllable.
Spelling Word Cards
Online Crossword Puzzle