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Title: Unit 6, Week 4

Unit 6, Week 4
  • 4th Grade

  • applauded- showed approval clapped
  • headlines lines printed at the top of newspaper
    or magazine article
  • unstable- easily moved not firmly fixed
  • glider an aircraft that flies without a motor
  • wingspan- the distance between one wing tip and
    the other on an airplane or bird
  • assured- made certain
  • hoisting- lifting or pulling up
  • Games Matching Cloze

Vocabulary Words in Context assured
hoisting glider headlines wingspan
unstable applauded
  • The force of the wind could easily make early
    planes ______________.
  • Orville and Wilbur felt ________ of their
  • They built a successful _______ before they
    learned to build a plane.
  • The brothers found a way of ____ the glider into
    the air.
  • The crowd ______ when they saw the plane fly.
  • The _______ in newspapers around the world told
    of the Wrights adventures.
  • The _________ of planes today is longer than the
    entire first flight!

Vocabulary/Word Work Inflected Endings
  • Inflections are endings that are added to a word
    that help readers identify the words purpose in
    a sentence.
  • The ed ending is one of the most common
  • Inflections can be added to different types of
    base words, including nouns, verbs, adjectives,
    and adverbs. These endings can change the tense
    of a word, as well as its number or part of

Vocabulary/Word Work Inflected Endings
  • Identify the words with inflected endings.
  • Tell what part of speech the word plays.
  • Example My little sister barged in on our party.
    (past-tense verb)
  • 2. Pedro crammed the flyers into his backpack.
  • 3. The sultans coat was made with very
    expensive and rare material.
  • 4. My new coach is stricter than Mr. Arnold was.
  • 5. Both ushers marched down the aisle together.
  • 6. Of all the tomatoes, these are the hardiest.

Vocabulary Story Words
  • authors perspective- the authors point of view
    or their position regarding an idea, subject,
    concept, or object
  • sultan- a ruler of some Muslim countries
  • clogs- the teeth on the wheels that turn
  • baby buggy- a four-wheeled baby carriage that is
  • calculations- answers or predictions figured out
  • aphorisms- a short and clever saying that
    expresses something generally accepted as true
  • repetition- the repeated use of a word or phrase
    at different points throughout the poem
  • personification- literary device in which
    animals or objects are given human feelings,
    thoughts, or attitudes
  • narrative poem- tells a story, some have rhyming
    words and some dont

Fluency Tempo
  • Good readers practice reading by working to
    increase their tempo.
  • Choral Read......(3 times...notice the change in
  • After that, Will built sturdy kites, which he
    sold to his pals in school. Orv made a printing
    press, with an old tombstone for a press bed,
    wheels and cogs from a junkyard, and the folding
    top of my old baby buggy that he had found in the
    barn. My, it made me smile to see it.

Fluency Tempo
  • Papa and Mama applauded their efforts. Orvs
    press could print a thousand pages an hour. A
    printer from the great city of Denver came to
    visit and climbed under and over Orvs baby-buggy
    press. At last he laughed, amazed. Well it
    works, he said, but I certainly dont see how.
  • In 1903 Wilbur and Orville Wright built an
    airplane with an engine. They became the first
    people to fly a power-driven aircraft safely.
    Flight became safer and more popular in decades
    after the Wright Brothers first flight. Many
    people dreamed of becoming pilots.

Phonics Suffixes
  • A suffix is a group of letters added to the end
    of a word to make a new word. Recognizing common
    suffixes can help good readers decode words and
    understand their meanings.
  • Some common suffixes are ly, which makes words
    into adverbs y, ful, and less, which make words
    into adjectives and ness, which makes words into
  • Adding a suffix can sometimes change the spelling
    of a word.

Phonics Suffixes Lesson
Word Base/Root Suffix Meaning
Phonics Suffixes
  • Practice Sites
  • Quia 1
  • Skillwise Suffixes
  • Suffixes Say Plenty
  • Suffixes Rags to Riches
  • Suffix Matching Game
  • Suffix Game

Comprehension Fact and Opinion
  • A fact is something that can be proven true.
  • An opinion is a thought or feeling about
  • Good readers check the accuracy of an authors
    facts by using the text and other resources.
  • Good readers learn to look for the authors
    opinions to help them evaluate the accuracy of
    what they are reading.

Comprehension Fact and Opinion
  • Practice Sites
  • Fact and Opinion Game
  • Fact and Opinion Game 2
  • Fact and Opinion Quiz
  • Fact and Opinion Quiz 2
  • Fact and Opinion Quiz 3
  • Binkys Fact and Opinion Game

Comprehension Summarize
  • A summary is a short retelling of what youve
    read. When you summarize, include only the most
    important ideas, and be sure to use your own
  • Many libraries have computers. You can use these
    computers to find the books you need. Some
    library computers can go online. These
    computers can help you find information you need
    to do your homework. Many people want to use the
    computers, so there is usually a time limit on
    how long you can use them. You need to take
    turns and be fair.
  • Give a short summary of the passage above.

Comprehension Authors Perspective
  • Good readers try to determine the authors
    perspective, or point of view to get a clearer
    understanding of what is being read.
  • Readers should try to determine the authors
    position regarding a particular idea, subject,
    concept, or object.
  • Look for words that express opinions, such as
    best, worst, should, must, and ought to.
  • To verify an authors statements, readers can
    refer to other resources.
  • Readers must decide whether the author has
    persuaded them to agree with his or her point of

Comprehension Figurative Language
  • metaphor- compares two different objects or
    ideas and states that one is the other Example
    A hawk is a feather airplane circling the
  • simile- compares two different things using like
    or as. Example I can run as fast as the wind.
  • aphorisms- a short and clever saying that
    expresses something generally accepted as true.
    Authors sometimes use aphorisms to tell what a
    character is feeling about life or to summarize
    the meaning of a series of events. Example A
    stumble may prevent a fall.

Comprehension Literary Elements Figurative
  • Practice Sites
  • Quia Similes and Metaphors
  • Do you know your metaphors?
  • Do you know your similes?
  • Metaphors Battleship
  • Similes Lesson and Quiz

Reflection Day 1
  • What are some facts about Wilbur and Orville
  • What is the sisters opinion about her brothers
    bicycle shop?
  • Are the authors opinion the same as the

Reflection Day 2
  • What clue to the authors perspective on Will and
    Orv can you find on page 740? Support your answer
    with examples from the text.

Reflection Day 3
  • According to the poem on page 754, what kind of
    person was Amelia Earhart? Give details to
    support your answer.

Reflection Day 4
  • Reread the list of items that Orv used to build
    the printing press on page 738. What does it tell
    you about the kind of person he was?

Reflection Day 5
  • Using the information in the last paragraph on
    page 744, what conclusions can you draw about the
    landscape and weather patterns near Dayton, Ohio?
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