Stealing Beauty Unit 2, Week 3 O’Neal 4th Grade Vocabulary •temples – buildings where people can worship •dynasties – families who rule for a long time •heritage – values and traditions passed down from one generation to another •preserve – to keep something safe •overjoyed – very happy Vocabulary Millionaire Vocabulary Practice Vocabulary in Context temples dynasties heritage preserve overjoyed •In Egypt, the ________ often lasted for many centuries. •Taking care of the land is part of my family _________. •I was _________ to see Grandma last week. •We are trying to _________ our old family photographs. •_________ often display works of art. Vocabulary: Story Words •archaeological – related to the scientific study of the way people lived in the past. •auction – a public sale at which articles are sold to the highest bidder •ceramic – made of baked clay Vocabulary: Plural Endings The plural of a word can be formed in many ways. Many words are made plural by adding -s, -es, or changing a -y to an -i and adding -es. Other words have irregular plurals, such as tooth/teeth. Some words are the same in both singular and plural forms, such as fish. Identify the plural form of: child, wolf, woman, goose, mouse Phonics: Complex Consonant Clusters Three consonants at the beginning of a word form a consonant cluster. Three letter clusters can be shr, thr, spr, scr, spl, and str. The cluster may begin with a consonant digraph, such as sh, or a blend, such as sp. The final letter of these clusters is often r or l. To pronounce these clusters, blend the sounds of these consonants together. Comprehension: Fact and Opinion A fact is a statement that can be proved as true. Writers use facts when writing informational texts about various subjects. They may also use facts to support their opinions. An opinion is a statement that tells what someone thinks or believes. Signal words and phrases, such as I think, I believe, or I feel may alert readers to opinions. Strong adjectives that are likely to be expressions of the author’s feelings, such as ugly, exciting, terrible, or scary can also be clues that an opinion is being stated. Comprehension: Fact and Opinion •Fact and Opinion Game 1 •Fact and Opinion Paragraph Text Feature: Parts of a Book Title page – lists the title, author, illustrator, and publisher Table of contents – lists chapter titles and page numbers Glossary – gives meanings of important words in story Index – lists the subjects covered Headings and Subheadings – tell what each section is about Text Feature: Parts of a Book •Parts of a Book Quia •Parts of a Book Lesson •Parts of a Book Quiz Reflection: Day 1 Read pages 210-211. Explain the meaning of the word preserve as it is used in this selection. Support your answer with two details and/or examples from the story. Reflection: Day 2 Read pages 212-215. Identify one fact and one opinion in “Finders Keepers.” Reflection: Day 3 Reread pages 212-215. Is the statement made by He Shuzhong in the first paragraph on page 213 a fact or an opinion? Explain your answer. Reflection: Day 4 Read page 216. Why do you think people are willing to make such dangerous trips? Use details from the article to support your answer. Reflection: Day 5 Many people say stealing ancient treasures is stealing a nation’s past. Is this a fact or an opinion? Explain. Coming Soon!! Next week, we will be learning about inventors and inventions. The two inventors that we will read about are Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin. We will also be reviewing problem and solution.