Unit 1 Lesson 2
The Trial of Cardigan Jones
The Court System
Why are courts an important part of our government?
Written and Illustrated By Tim Egan
Good readers read words in groups instead of one at a time to make their reading sound like natural speech. They also pause after groups of words that go together.
Punctuation, including commas and end marks, can help readers know when to pause.
Target Skill: Conclusions
When we read, we can draw conclusions based on story details. A conclusion is a smart guess about something the author does not say directly. Good readers use what they know about real life and clues the author gives to draw conclusions about characters and events. We can use an inference map to figure out things not stated directly.
Resources Target Skill: Author's Word Choice
Target Strategy: Infer/Predict
Inferring is similar to drawing conclusions. When readers infer, they use what they know to figure out things that the author does not tell in the text.
convinced - made someone believe or agree to something
guilty - having done something wrong
pointed - used a finger to show where something was
honest - truthful
trial - a meeting in court to decide if someone has broken the law
murmur - the sound of people speaking very softly
jury - the group of people who make the decision in a trial
stand - the place where a witness in a trial sits while being questioned
Long Vowels a, e, i, o, u
The long vowel pronunciation is the same as the
Long Vowel Matching Game
Long Vowel Picture Match
Long Vowel Song
Words with the VCe Pattern
The Magic "e" Adventures
Long a with Magic "e"
Magic "e" Picture Hunt
Magic "e" Video