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Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest Day 3
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest Author: Steve Jenkins • Genre: Expository Nonfiction • Author’s Purpose: Inform • Skill: Compare and Contrast •
Question of the Week • How are the volcanoes mentioned on p. 51 alike? How are they different?
Vocabulary • average • depth • deserts • outrun • peak • tides • waterfalls
More Words to Know • extreme • precipitation • temperature
average • The quantity found by dividing the sum of all the quantities by the number of quantities • 6 + 3 + 1 + 2 = 12 12 divided by 4 = 3 •
depth • The distance from the top to the bottom
deserts Dry, sandy regions without water and trees •
outrun To run faster than someone or something else • •
peak • The pointed top of a mountain or hill
tides • The rise and fall of the ocean about every twelve hours
waterfalls • Streams of water that fall from a high place
extreme • Much more than usual; very great
precipitation • The water that falls to the earth in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail
temperature • How hot or cold something is
• We walked through the dry ______ and needed plenty of water to drink.
• We walked through the dry deserts and needed plenty of water to drink.
• The teacher will ____ the grades at the end of the grading period.
• The teacher will average the grades at the end of the grading period.
• There was a cave behind the opening to the _______, and we enjoyed splashing in the water.
• There was a cave behind the opening to the waterfall, and we enjoyed splashing in the water.
• Upon climbing to the _____ of the mountain, we were breathless.
• Upon climbing to the peak of the mountain, we were breathless.
• The _______of the ocean are affected by the moon’s gravitational pull.
• The tides of the ocean are affected by the moon’s gravitational pull.
______ is measured with a thermometer.
• Temperature is measured with a thermometer.
• The shortest person will ____ the tallest person in the marathon.
• The shortest person will outrun the tallest person in the marathon.
• The swimmer swam to the _____ of the ocean and returned to the surface.
• The swimmer the depth of and returned surface. swam to the ocean to the
• Sometimes _______ circumstances prevent one from doing his best in his work.
• Sometimes extreme circumstances prevent one from doing his best in his work.
• There will be some form of _____ on the ground in the morning.
• There will be some form of precipitation on the ground in the morning.
Small Group • Finish reading “Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest. ”
Reader Response • • Why did the author show a man and the Empire State Building on some of the pages? Think Like an Author 1. Compare and contrast the Nile River and the Amazon River. Compare and Contrast 2. This selection is full of facts. Did you have trouble reading any parts? What questions did you ask? How did that help you as you read? Ask Questions 3. The words in the title are called superlatives. This means they stand for the "most" in that category—hot, cold, high, and deep. Which superlative would you use to talk about cars? chili? a computer game? a toad? Vocabulary
Look Back and Write • Mount Everest is the highest mountain, but Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain. Look back at page 45. Write the reason that the tallest and the highest are not the same. Use details from the selection to explain your answer.
Test Time • Do your best!
Fluency – Paired Reading • Partners take turns reading aloud pp. 46 – 49, three times. Read with accuracy and self-correct when necessary. You may provide word identification help and offer feedback.
Grammar Day 3
Objectives • • • Define and identify subject and object pronouns. Use subject and object pronouns in writing. Become familiar with pronoun assessment on high-stakes tests.
Daily Fix-it 5. Mr. Jackson showed Tracy and I a picture of cammels in the desert. Mr. Jackson shoed Tracy and me a picture of a camel in the desert. 6. Sand were blowing in the dessert like a snowstorm. Sand was blowing in the desert like a snowstorm.
Using Subject/Object Pronouns • • • Using both subject and object pronouns makes writing less wordy by avoiding the repetition of nouns. Wordy: Tanya said the Amazon River interested Tanya, and Tanya wrote a report on the Amazon River. Not Wordy: Tanya said the Amazon River interested her, and she wrote a report on it.
Writing Day 3
Objectives • • Identify the characteristics of a description. Write a description of a setting using an engaging style. Focus on word choice. Use a rubric. Genre Description Writer's Craft Style Writing Trait Word Choice
Spelling Day 3
Write an Email • • • Write an e-mail to a friend using at least four of the spelling words. The message can be about an event in your life or something the you are looking forward to doing. You have 10 minutes and then we will share some of our work!