Genre: Realistic Fiction
Written By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Illustrated By Adjoa J. Burrowes
Antonyms are words that have opposite, or very different, meanings.Grammar
PhonicsCommon Vowel Pairsai, ay, ee, eaThe common vowel pairs ai, ay, ee, and ea make the long vowel sound.The letters ai make the long a sound (The i is silent.).The letters ay make the long a sound (The y is silent.).The letters ee make the long e sound (The second e is silent.).The letters ea make the long e sound (The a is silent.).**There are exceptions to the ea rule (bread, head).
Why is volunteering good for a
community and its people?
Target Skill: Understanding
In most stories, the words and
pictures tell about what the
characters are doing, but how can
we tell what they are
thinking or feeling? Authors
have many ways to tell about the
characters in a story. They use clues
such as action words, descriptions, illustrations,
and facial expressions. We can
also use what we know about real
people and what the story characters
say,think, and do as clues about
the characters' feeling and motives,
or the reasons they act in certain
As you read a story, you should
ask yourself, "How would I feel?
Why might I think or act that way?
Why might a real person talk or act
Target Skill: Story Message
Target Strategy: Analyze/Evaluate
Good readers analyze or study what they read. When you analyze the characters in a story, you think about what they did. Then you evaluate or make judgements about their actions.Target Vocabulary1. contacted - got in touch with someone2. afford - to be able to pay3. customers - people who buy something at the store4. block - the section of a street between two other streets5. raise - to collect money6. figure - to think7. earn - to get something by working8. spreading - stretching something out
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