Unit 2 Lesson 8
What do traditional tales tell readers about life?
Anchor Text: The Harvest Birds
Written By Blanca Lopez de Mariscal
Illustrated By Linda Cane
When good readers read aloud, they stress the right syllables within words and the right words within sentences. Words with two or more syllables are usually pronounced with more stress on one syllable.
Words within sentences are stressed to express the feeling and meaning in a sentence.
Target Skill: Conclusions
Authors don't always tell readers everything about the characters and events in a story. Instead readers should look for details, such as what a character says or does, to draw conclusions, or figure out the details the author didn't include.
Target Skill: Literal and Nonliteral Meanings
An author can use words in different ways to tell a story. One way is to use a word's literal meaning, or its exact meaning.
Another way is to use a word's nonliteral meaning, or a symbolic or figurative meaning of a word.
Target Strategy: Infer/Predict
You can use story details to infer, or figure out, the message the author is trying to give readers. You can also use the conclusions you draw to help you make inferences about the story's characters, events and message.
As you read, you should predict what is going to happen or the message the author wants to give readers through the story.
Making Inferences Video
Silent Letters kn, wr
Silent Letter Song
Silent K Song
Where It's Grown
harvest - the crop that is gathered during one growing season
separate - divide a group of objects into smaller groups or categories
ashamed - feeling embarrassed or guilty about something that you did or didn't do
borders - the dividing lines between two pieces of land
advice - an idea or suggestion about how to solve a problem
borrow - to get something from someone else with their permission and plan to return it later
patch -a small area of land where certain plants or crops grow
serious - not joking or fooling
Context Clues Game - Rags to Riches
Context Clues Cows
Vocabulary Review and Comprehension