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Title: The Night Journey


1
The Night Journey
  • By Kathryn Lasky

2
Word Knowledge
Lambent Luminous stony inexorable
Short sharp shutters sheer
Cackle chicken clucking thickness
3
Comprehension Strategies
  • Summarizing
  • Asking Questions
  • Making Connections

4
Comprehension Skills
Drawing Conclusions Good readers draw conclusions
from the clues in the text to make statements
about he characters, things, and events in a
story.
Read Page 319 Is the family excited to receive a
gift for the whole family?
5
Comprehension Skills
Authors Point of View The authors point of view
is how an author chooses to tell a story.
Different Types First Person Story told
through Characters eyes Third Person Story
told by character outside of the story
In this story, from whose point of view is the
author mostly writing?
6
Comprehension Skills
Discussing the Selection
  • What is Rache Learning about her heritage form
    Nana Sashie in these stories?
  • What might have happened to the family if they
    hadnt been able to escape?
  • Why did Wolf risk his life to help the family?
  • How has this selection connected with your
    knowledge of the Heritage theme?

7
Writing
  • Using and Punctuating Dialogue
  • Use quotation marks ( ) to set off a speakers
    exact words. If the speaker is named before the
    quotation, put a comma before the opening
    quotation marks.
  • Cindy said, I hope we are having pizza for
    lunch.
  • Start each quotation with a capital letter.
    When the spoken part ends, put a punctuation mark
    inside the closing quotation marks.
  • Michael is a hard worker, Mr. Philips said.
    He studies every evening after basketball
    practice.
  • Begin a new paragraph with each new speaker

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8
Literary Elements of a Story
  • Plot beginning, middle, and end of a story
  • Characters the people, animals, or things the
    story is about
  • Setting the time and place in which the story
    happens
  • Point of view who is telling the story

9
Words in Contexts
Good readers use context clues and their own
experiences to help them understand phrases with
figurative language or words with multiple
meanings.
  • Figurative language phrases have vivid,
    descriptive words that have no literal meaning.
  • Multiple-meaning words have more than one meaning

10
Capitalizing Titles
The first word and all important words in a title
are capitalized. Words such as a, the, in, and of
are not. This rule applies to books, short
stories, and magazine titles.
the day the elephants danced
a story from my heart
a friend to lean on
11
Language Reflecting a Region and Culture
How does the author indicate the culture and
region from which the characters in the story
come?
  • Names
  • Food
  • Traditions

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