PhonicsLong o Spelled oa, owThe vowel pairs oa and ow make the long o sound.In the spelling oa, the a is silent.There are exceptions to the ow rule (how, cow, now)
Why is everyone's role on a project important?
When good readers read aloud, they read with expression. This means that they change their voices to match the characters' emotions, and they use facial expressions and gestures. Expression makes the story more interesting to hear. When readers match their expression to the meaning of the story, they and their listeners will understand it better.
Target Skill: Compare and Contrast
When you compare and contrast, you find the ways that things are similar and different. When you compare things, you say what is the same about them. When you contrast, you say what is different.
When you read, look for compare and contrast signal words such as like, unlike, same, different, and, but, too, also, and both.Resources
- Compare/Contrast Tutorial
- Compare/Contrast Practice
- Making Connection Video
- Compare & Contrast Video 1
- Compare & Contrast Video 2
- Little Red Riding Hood and Lon Po Po
- Compare & Contrast Lesson
Target Skill: Story Structure
Target Strategy: Infer/PredictInferring is similar to drawing conclusions. When readers infer, they use what they know to figure out things that the author does not tell in the text.Resources
Target Vocabularyfoggy - filled with thick mist or low cloudsstretch - to spread outcrew - a group of people doing workbalancing - keeping steadytide - the rise and fall of the seacling - to hold tightly to somethingexcitement - the feeling of being stirred updisappears - passes from sightSpelling
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