Heroes Across Time Unit 5 Week 1 Day 1 Introducing the Theme Theme Reader p. 257 The title of this unit is Heroes Across time. People admire heroes for things they have done or ways they have acted. What are some things a hero might do? • Describe what makes a hero. How is he or she special? • Heroes can be everyday people. Talk about someone you know who you consider to be a hero. • Theme Question: What qualities does a hero have? • Week 1 Focus Question: Why do we tell stories about heroes from the past? Theme Reader pp. 258-259 This Unit’s Inquiry Project • On Day 5 this week, we’ll begin a new Inquiry Project. • You will choose a new Inquiry Question to investigate. • Remember to post theme-related questions, answers, concepts,and images to the Question Board. These things might include: – Photos of heroes in your family or community – Newspaper or Magazine articles about heroic acts – Original drawings of people you consider to be your hero • You can post to the Question Board anytime during the unit. • You can also use the Theme Wall in the L21 website to post your ideas and suggestions. Activate Prior Knowledge Let’s create a list of people that you know and admire People We Admire Martin Luther King Jr. Grandmother What are the achievements of these different people? How has his or her actions required courage? • What do you think the word courage means? • Why did the people on our list need courage to achieve what they did? Heroes require courage. Use the pictures for the Theme Reader pp. 260-261 to discuss how each person pictured required courage to act. • If you were climbing a mountain, why would you need courage? • What other qualities might the heroes in these pictures have? Theme Vocabulary Knowing these word will help you answer Theme and Focus Questions. • tough • terrible • challenge Tough (p. 269) • Meaning: Strong • Example: Heroes must be tough to make it through difficult times When might a person need to be tough? Terrible (p. 271) • Meaning: very bad • Example: The terrible storm caused the ship to sink. • What might a terrible day be like? Challenge • Meaning: a difficult job or test • Example: It was a challenge to see the road in the dark. • What is a challenge that you have overcome? Read and Comprehend • Today you’ll be reading Chapter 1 of Heroes. • This is a nonfiction selection about different types of heroes. • Let’s review the characteristics of nonfiction. • History is full of heroes, and each hero has unique qualities, but many qualities apply to all types of heroes. • The United States has a rich tradition of heroes. • Let’s brainstorm a list of national heros. Hero George Washington Accomplishment Being the 1st U.S. President Why do you think it’s heroic to work to protect the environment or be the President of the USA? What qualities might someone who is fighting for equal rights for all people possess? Whom do you think of when you hear the word hero? Let’s preview the selection. Turn to p. 262. I see that the 1st chapter is called “Heroes of a Nation.” I wonder what nation the title is talking about. Preview and Predict Theme Reader pp 264 Page 264 is about Abraham Lincoln, so it might be the United States. I also see that there are pictures of athletes, explorers, and others. I think the author will tell how these different people helped shape our country. I also see that there are pictures of athletes, explorers, and others. I think the author will tell how these different people helped shape our country. Your Purpose • Setting a purpose before reading helps readers focus their attention. • You will read to find answers to the Theme Question: What qualities does a hero have. • You may have other purposes for reading. Ask yourself: Why am I beginning to read Heroes today? Maybe you’re interested to learn how athletes have made a difference. Let’s Read Together • Turn to pp. 262 and 263. As I begin reading Chapter 1, I notice that the author gives several examples of heroes from the past. These heroes seem like everyday people to me. I also see a photograph of an athlete and a picture of some exporers. Why did the author choose to write about them? What makes them heroes? What do they have in common? Turn to pp 264-265 • The passage moves from talking about courage to giving information about Abraham Lincoln. Why do you think the author does that? • What words would you use to describe Abraham Lincoln? PP 266-267 • The author uses a map when she writes about Susie King Taylor. How does the map help you understand Taylor’s accomplishments? pp. 268-269 • The author suggests Chief Joseph is a hero because he decided to Surrender. Why do you think the author considers this action heroic? • What does the map show about Chief Joseph’s tough journey? Pp 270-271 • What do the photo and caption of Roberto Clemente on p. 270 tell you about the kind of person he was? Respond • Were the predictions you made about what you were going to learn accurate? • How did the pictues, captions,a nd maps help you understand the text better? • What was your own purpose for reading? Did the reading answer the questions you had? • With a partner, discuss what you learned about heroes from reading Chapter 1. • Discuss What American heroes of the past have in common. Spelling and Phonics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. stood smooth wood true shook crew spoon flew balloon value tooth Review Words 12. Horse 13. Wheel Frequently Misspelled words 14. pretty 15. would • The letters oo can make both long and short vowel sounds. • The word wood has the short oo sound. • Lets look through the spelling words to find other words with the short oo sound. • Other words may spell the same vowel sound differently such as the word would. • The word spoon has the long vowel sound. Let’s find other words in the list with this sound. • The same vowel sound can also be spelled differently, such as in the words true and flew. Vowel Sounds in Spelling Words Short oo stood Long oo smooth Practice and Apply Sort the Spelling Words Fluency Earhart Crosses Atlantic • Turn to Practice Companion p. 6 • Throughout the week you will practice reading the newspaper article to become fluent readers. • What do you already know about Amelia Earhart and her accomplishments? • Have you ever taken a trip somewhere all by yourself? How did you feel? • What qualities do you think Amelia Earhart probably had that helped her accomplish her solo flight across the Atlantic? Become familiar with these words: • • • • • Stunned Solo Gusts Swirling Mechanical Listen as I read the selection aloud. • Pay attention to my phrasing, pacing, and expression. • Why do you think feeling the rush of the airplane blow by made Earhart want to become a pilot? • Let’s complete an echo reading of the article and then a choral reading. Day 1 Wrap-up • What additional things did you learn while reading about national heroes? • Use theme and other vocabulary as you discuss. • Let’s make sure that students from all the groups have a chance to share. • Share your thoughts on how what you’ve read connects to your personal experiences. Daily Writing • Choose one hero from your reading today and write about the qualities that make that person a hero. • When you’re using the Lead 21 Website this week, you can add to the Story Starter and the Theme Wall.