• Story of the Week:

    October 24-28, 2016  "Old Yeller" Weekly Vocabulary

    Students will be tested on their weekly story on Wednesdays. Interactive Achievement Tests, or weekly skills test, are given on Thursdays.  


    *romp-an energetic or noisy way to play

    *picturing-creating a mental image of something

    *frantic-wild with excitement or worry

    *lunging-making a sudden forward movement

    *stride-the rhythm of your walking and length of your steps

    *checking-limiting or controlling something

    *wheeled-to turn quickly


    *shouldered-carried the weight

    *strained-stretched to the limit

    Skill lesson:Character

    Weekly Language Skills:Sentence and fragment, Four Types of Sentences

    Four Types of Sentences: Decalarative-makes a statement, Exclamatory-say with strong feeling or excitement, Interrogative-asks a question, Imperative-gives a command or makes a request.

    Complete Subject-tells WHO or WHAT the sentence is about

    Complete Predicate-tells what the SUBJECT is DOING

    Simple Subject-the ONE word in the complete subject that tells the noun.

    Simple Predicate-the ONE word in the complete predicate that tells the verb.

    Nouns-A person, place, or thing.  Proper noun-A specific person, place, or thing

    Ex.  Riverdale Elementary School, Mrs. Brown, Redskins  Common Noun-any person,

    place, or thing.  Ex. school, teacher, football team

    Word Study- No word study this week.

    SOL terminology:

    Author's Purpose-  why an author writes a story or passage (think about the intended audience) PIE-Persuade (try to convince someone to do something or believe a certain way) , Inform (gives information about something) , Entertain Humorous or funny; can also be something that you just enjoy)

    Cause and Effect-Cause tells WHY something happened and Effect tells WHAT happened.

    Predict-To guess what the story will be about and to tell whata you think might happen next 

    Story Structure-Characters, Setting, and Plot (Problem & Solution)

    Summarizing-To tell the important parts of a text in your own words.

    Setting-The time and place in which a story takes place.

    Character-the people or animals in a story or nonfiction article.

    Visualizing-Froming a picture in your mind about what you read.

    Text Structure-how a piece of writing is organized.  Types include: Cause/Effect, Problem/Solution, Fact/Opinion, Question/Answer, Main Idea/Supporting Details

    Graphic Sources-charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, tables, lists, time lines, and scale drawings are all examples of graphic sources.

    Questioning-creating questions about what you are going to read about and locating answers if included in the story(the Ah, Ha! moment).