American Indian History
Homophones and Homographs
Homophones = words that only sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.
ex: steel and steal
Homographs = words that are spelled alike but have different meanings. Some are pronounced differently, too.
ex: fan and fan
wind and wind
PhonicsContractions with n't, 'd, 've
Why are stories from different cultures important?Fluency
Reading RateWhen good readers read aloud, they change their reading rate to match what they are reading. They speed up when they are reading about fast action, panic, or excitement. They read more slowly when events or characters show things such as caution, sadness, suspense, or calm.The events in the story help you to know when to speed up or slow down.Comprehension
Target Skill: Compare and Contrast
When readers compare characters, they look for similarities, and when readers contrast characters, they look for differences.
Comparing and contrasting characters helps readers understand more about the characters' traits and motivations.
Target Skill: Story MessageLegends are retold through generations because they contain important messages about life, including a culture's values.The story message, or lesson, of this legend is not directly stated. Instead, the author uses key details about the characters and plot events to convey the message.To determine the story's message, the reader should think about the key details the author uses to describe why and how the story events unfold as they do.Target Strategy: Analyze/EvaluateAs you read, you need to analyze, or carefully study, what the characters say and do. You should also evaluate, or form an opinion about, how the characters solve problems.Analyzing and evaluating help readers understand what they read and decide what they thing of a selection.Target Vocabulary
examined - looked at closely
peak - the top of a mountain or hill
fondly - in a loving or caring way
steep - having a sharp slope
rugged - rough or uneven
mist - a fine spray or light fog
pausing -stopping briefly
pleaded - begged or requested urgentlySpellingContractions