1 Marven of the Great North Woods Compiled by Terry Sams PES Latonia Wolfe DES
Author Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
2 Study Skills
Comprehension Skill Fact and Opinion
Comprehension Strategy Monitor and Fix up
Comprehension Review Skill
3 Genre Biography
A biography is a story of a real persons life written by another person.
It is written in the third-person. The author writes He was free! He found a job with a printer.
A biography can cover a persons whole life or part of it.
An autobiography is also a story of a real persons life but it is written by the person.
Marven was only ten years old
when his great-aunt died of influenza. To protect him from the disease his family sent him far away from the city up to the Great North Woods. There he kept the books at a logging camp. Marven was scared of the big grouchy lumberjacks especially Jean
Louis a jack whose feet were as big
as skillets. But he was even more scared when he skied into the woods-and
thought he saw a grizzly bear.
5 Comprehension Skill Main Idea
Main idea is an important point about the storys topic
Supporting details give more information about a main idea.
6 Comprehension Review Skill Fact and Opinion
A statement of a fact can be proved true or false by looking in a reference book asking an expert or using your own knowledge and experience.
A statement of opinion cannot be proved true or false. It is a belief or judgment.
An opinion often contains words such as best should or beautiful. It may begin with words In my opinion or I believe.
7 Research/Study Skill Graphs
A graph shows data or information in visual form. The title and labels tell what information the graph shows and compares.
A bar graph uses vertical or horizontal bars to compare data.
A circle graph is a circle that shows how a whole is divided into parts.
8 Research/Study Skill Graphs
A line graph contains lines that connect a series of points. Line graphs often show changes over time.
A picture graph or pictograph uses pictures to represent amounts.
Lets use practice book pages 89/90 to better understand graphs.
9 Question of the Week
What is the value of a job well done
10 Vocabulary Skill Dictionary/Glossary
Some words have more than one meaning.
Sometimes readers need to check a dictionary or glossary to find the meaning that makes sense for the sentence.
11 Lets Practice Dictionary/Glossary Skills te231 Please describe the steps you use to find the meaning of a word in a dictionary. Remember that some words have multiple meanings and you must choose the meaning that makes sense for the context in which the word appears. Use a dictionary to determine the meaning for drifting as it is used on page 213. 12 Day 2 - Question of the Day
What were working conditions like for Marven at the logging camp
13 Comprehension Strategy Practice Monitor and Fix up
If you dont understand or remember what you have read you may need to reread part of the selection more carefully or scan it to locate specific information.
You may need to look for judgment words to help better identify facts and opinion.
Lets practice by rereading p. 227 paragraph 1 and distinguish between statements of fact and opinion.
14 Vocabulary - Say It
15 More Words to Know
16 Day 3 - Question of the Day
How do Marven and the lumberjacks make sure their jobs are well done
17 Day 4 - Question of the Day
How can you use e-mail to get information for school projects
18 Weekly Fluency Check -Volume of Voice TE 239a
You will need to match your voice volume to the size of the room or group you are reading to.
Go to page 231 and lets read paragraphs 1-3. Be sure to raise and lower your voice when you see clue words such as whispered and gasped.
19 Review Pages 216 -224
Which job do you think would be more difficult for a ten-year old keeping a payroll or waking the lumberjacks Explain
What causes Jean Louis to open one eye
What facts have you learned about lumberjacks and Marvens work in the lumber camp
20 Review Pages 226-233 1. Describe the steps Marven took to organize the chits What are chits 2. If Marven gave you his word that he would do something would you trust him Why or Why not 3. How is this selection like other biographies you have read How is it different 21 More Review Pages 226-233 4. Marvin has a problem about what to eat at breakfast. (p. 224) What would you do to understand why he has this problem 5. The author describes the lumberjacks as biggest and wildest (p. 218). What else does she tell you about them to prove her point. 22 Fun Stuff
More on Marven of the Great North Woods
Spelling Words in ABC Order
On Line Reading Test
On Line Spelling Test
23 Cord A unit of measurement for measuring wood. 24 payroll
List of persons to be paid and the amount that each one is to receive.
Sudden helpless fear of what is about to happen or what has happened.
26 grizzly (bear)
A large gray or brownish bear of western North America.
Very large huge vast
Person whose work is cutting down trees and sending the logs to the sawmill.
Dark images outlines against a lighter background.
The lumberjack cut a cord of wood.
31 The lumberjack cut a cord of wood. 32
A good boss will never forget the payroll for his/her employees.
A good boss will never forget the payroll for his/her employees.
When I saw the car accident I was in great dismay .
When I saw the car accident I was in great dismay.
36 The teacher was in immense pain when he hit his foot. 37 The teacher was in immense pain when he hit his foot. 38 The grizzly bear scared the campers in the woods. 39 The grizzly bear scared the campers in the woods. 40 The lumberjack wanted to cut down the trees. 41 The lumberjack wanted to cut down the trees. 42 The silhouettes of the girls profiles looked beautiful against the dark background. 43 The silhouettes of the girls profiles looked beautiful against the dark background. 44 Describe a Job TE 239gUse with Writing Transparency 9a
Lets look at an example of a job description.
What writing traits do you see
What important details do you see
What do you notice about each separate task
What time order words do you see
45 Writing Assignment te239g
After looking at the job description for Taking Care of Fifi transparency lets write our own job description.
Remember the writer of a job description must make sure to tell facts and not to express opinions.
46 This Weeks Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week 47 Spelling WordsDigraphs ng nk ph wh
48 Digraphs ng nk ph wh
50 Lets review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word or we might just practice reading the words. 51 Thanksgiving 52 among 53 think 54 blank 55 graph 56 young 57 wheel 58 nephew 59 belong 60 whiskers 61 whisper 62 elephant 63 white 64 shrink 65 wharf 66 trunk 67 strong 68 blink 69 chunk 70 skunk 71 GREAT JOBLumberjacks!!!
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