Listen to the selection "Hanna Gets Serious." Pay close attention to the narrator's tone as well as the details provided about the characters and plot. Hanna Gets Serious
Then respond to the following questions:
1. How would you describe Hanna?
2. How does she change in the story?
Read the information about plot and character on p. 18 in Reading Street.
Practice the skill and strategy as you read "Homework Help" on p. 19. Complete the Write to Read activity on the bottom of p. 18.
Read about the four kinds of sentences on p. 50 in The Grammar & Writing Book
. Complete the activity on p. 50.
Later you will write a character sketch. Print the Character Sketch worksheet and review the definition in the gray box with your Learning Coach. Character Sketch
Read the passage and discuss how the author's word choice helps to bring the character in the story to life. Then read the model on p. 55 of The Grammar & Writing Book
and discuss it with your Learning Coach. Word Study:
Complete the spelling pretest. Correct your pretest. Complete p. 1 in the Word Study and Spelling Practice Book
Click on the link below to view a PDF sample of the iText pages you need for this lesson.Reading:
Reading Street 5
First click on the unit number. This will take you to the Table of Contents for the unit. In the “Go to page” box, type the page you want to go to. You can also go from page to page using the arrows in the upper right corner.
Have your student listen to "Understood Betsy." Be sure he pays close attention to tone as well as the details provided about the characters and plot. After listening, have him answer the following questions:
1. How would you describe Betsy? Possible answers: Eager to please, nervous, anxious
2. What is the problem in this story?
Betsy made some mistakes in school in front of the superintendent and is upset about it.
Have your student read the information about plot and character on p. 18 in Reading Street.
Instruct him to practice the skill and strategy as he reads "Homework Help" on p. 19. Have him complete the Write to Read activity on the bottom of p. 18. Check your student's story map and resolution.
Have your student read about the four kinds of sentences on p. 50 in The Grammar & Writing Book
and complete the activity on p. 50. See answer key in Course Guide for answers to this activity.
Later your student will write a character sketch. Review the definition in the gray box of the
worksheet that is included in the student lesson. Instruct your student to read the passage below the definition and discuss how the author's word choice helps bring the character in the story to life. Word Study:
Administer the spelling pretest. Use the Dictation Sentences below to administer the test. Read the word, read the sentence, and then read the word again. The Challenge words are optional. Dictation Sentences :
- I saw a train in the distance.
- What is the best method for learning spelling words?
- Teasing may cause anger.
- How can we solve the problem?
- Mom spread butter on the bread.
- The rose petals are pink.
- Do you enjoy hiking?
she will go to the party.
- That figure has six sides.
- The boat sailed up the channel.
- Whom do you admire most?
- I always laugh at a good comedy.
- My uncle is my aunt's husband.
- Use a tissue when you sneeze.
- Do you like mustard on your pretzel?
- The space shuttle landed safely.
- We bought the tickets in advance.
- My sister is the band's drummer.
- We will follow our regular plan.
- Jake got a new pair of denim jeans.
21. The avalanche missed the skier.
22. The cable company has a monopoly in our town.
23. We were reluctant to leave.
24. School lunches give us an adequate amount of food.
25. A tangerine is easy to peel.
Have your student correct the pretest and then complete p. 1 in the Word Study and Spelling Practice Book. See answer key in Course Guide for answers to this activity.