• Essential Question
    What do traditional tales tell readers about life? 



    When good readers read aloud, they stress the right syllables within words and the right words within sentences.  Words with two or more syllables are usually pronounced with more stress on one syllable.
    Words within sentences are stressed to express the feeling and meaning in a sentence.

    Target Skill: Conclusions

    Authors don't always tell readers everything about the characters and events in a story.  Instead readers should look for details, such as what a character says or does, to draw conclusions, or figure out the details the author didn't include.

    Drawing Conclusions Video #1
    Inference Riddles

    Target Skill: Literal and Nonliteral Meanings
    An author can use words in different ways to tell a story.  One way is to use a word's literal meaning, or its exact meaning.
    Another way is to use a word's nonliteral meaning, or a symbolic or figurative meaning of a word.
    Target Strategy: Infer/Predict
    You can use story details to infer, or figure out, the message the author is  trying to give readers.  You can also use the conclusions you draw to help you make inferences about the story's characters, events and message.
    As you read, you should predict what is going to happen or the message the author wants to give readers through the story.
    Making Inferences Video
    Target Vocabulary 

    harvest  - the crop that is gathered during one growing season


    separate - divide a group of objects into smaller groups or categories


    ashamed - feeling embarrassed or guilty about something that you did or didn't do


    borders - the dividing lines between two pieces of land


    advice - an idea or suggestion about how to solve a problem


    borrow - to get something from someone else with their permission and plan to return it later


    patch -a small area of land where certain plants or crops grow


    serious - not joking or fooling

     itch         knife

         wreck          stretch

         knee            write

         patch           knew

         wrap            knock

         knot             match

         watch          wrong

         know            catch

         wrinkle        knuckle