Vocabulary: (Same as last week)
disbelief: to lace belief about something
dismay: to feel shock and surprise
features: something noticeable
offered: present with something you can accept or turn down
splendid” beautiful or magnificent
watchful: to watch carefully
unique: one of a kind.
We will ask ourselves: 1) Why would an author write a folktale?
2) How does the character’s motivation move the story?
We will read Inchworm’s Tale and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
We will learn to:
* Visualize: Use colorful words and details to help you visualize or form pictures in your mind. This will help you understand the characters’ actions and feelings
* Problem and Solution: A problem is something that needs to change or be solved. The solution is how the characters fix the problem. The problem and solution help move the plot along.
* Folktale: A short story passed from parents to children in a culture. Usually has a short message or teaches a lesson.
* Synonyms: Words that have the same meaning. Sometimes synonyms are context clues for words you don’t know.
At the end of the week we will begin reading Historical Fiction.
Writing and Grammar
Writers use statements, questions, and exclamations. Different kinds of sentences make a story more interesting to read and understand.
We will focus on possessive nouns and irregular nouns.