Grades Prek 8 Spring 2017 page 7 Language Arts

TCU 9569 Nonfiction & Fiction Paired Texts Set (5 books) $79.95 Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Help students develop and practice the skills they need to compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction passages. After each of the 25 pairs of passages, students are asked both multiple-choice and open-ended questions. Correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 112 pages. $15.99 each TCU 9685 Paired Passages Set (8 books) $127.92 TCU 2911 Grade 1 TCU 2912 Grade 2 TCU 2913 Grade 3 TCU 2914 Grade 4 TCU 2915 Grade 5 TCU 2916 Grade 6 TCU 2917 Grade 7 TCU 2918 Grade 8 #2915 Paire #2915 P i Ben Franklin was puzzled. Ben was deputy postmaster general of the American colonies. He was deputy postmaster general from 1764 to 1775. Ben wanted to get mail fast. What puzzled Ben was mail from England. Ships carrying mail took two weeks longer than merchant ships to cross the Atlantic. Ben knew merchant ships were heavier than mail ships. Heavier ships should move slower. Ben knew merchant ships had to sail down a river before leaving England. Mail ships sailed directly from the coast. Sailing a shorter distance should mean a faster crossing. Why was the mail two weeks behind? Ben asked his cousin. Ben's cousin was a whaling-ship captain. Ben's cousin said merchant and whaling captains knew something. They knew about a current. The current was like a river. It was a river of water moving in the ocean. Today we know this current as the Gulf Stream. Merchant ships knew to avoid this current when sailing to the colonies. Going against the current slowed them down. Merchants kept what they knew about the current a secret. After all, the fastest ships could do the most trading. Whaling captains knew about the current because whales often fed at its edges. Ben's cousin said that whaling-ship captains had told mail-ship captains to avoid the current. The mail-ship captains had not listened. Why not? Ben's cousin said it was because the mail-ship captains felt that "they were too wise" to be given advice by "simple American fishermen." The Slow-Mail Puzzle Unit 25 Nonfiction Benjamin Franklin Gjsofrns!Kwfspqns Teacher Created Resources, Inc. 105 #2915 Paired Passages T h C t d R I 105 #2915 P i d P "There is nothing we can do," the Elders said sadly. "Our village is going to be destroyed." Everyone began to cry except for one boy named Murry. People thought Murry was simple- minded. They did not think he was very smart because Murry did not care for fancy clothes or fancy things. Instead, Murry liked to be outside. He liked to spend time in the mountains looking at the wild animals he saw there. Murry asked, "Why is the village going to be destroyed?" " An evil two-headed giant said that our village would be destroyed unless we could show him something that hasn't been seen," answered one of the Elders. " And that is impossible, as we have to see something in order to find it and give it to him! Now, stop pestering us with your stupid questions and start packing." Murry turned around and ran. "What a useless boy," muttered the Elder as he watched Murry begin to climb a tree. "Only a simpleton would climb trees at a time like this. Any advice he has for us wise men is useless." Murry returned minutes later and carefully handed a tiny object to the Elder. As the confused Elder looked at it, Murry explained. "I've followed two robins as they built their nest and laid their eggs. I know this egg is about to hatch. Give this egg to the giant. He can see something no one has ever seen before. He can see the hatchling as it comes out of the egg." What Hasn't Been Seen Unit 25 Fiction #2915 Pa Show What You Know The following are questions based on the passages "The Slow-Mail Puzzle" and "What Hasn't Been Seen." If needed, you may look back at the passages to answer the questions. 1. What is not true about the Gulf Stream? A Whales fed at its edges. B It is a current of water. C It flows away from England. D It is like a river in the ocean. 2. The Elders thought they could not find anything new because they A had started packing. B did not know robins laid eggs. C knew Murry's advice was useless. D thought they had to see it to find it. 3. What do both stories have in common? A people who are supposedly too simple to give good advice B things too new for people to know about C people who thought others did not have good advice D things that people kept a secret from other people 4. Most likely, when Ben Franklin was deputy postmaster general, A few, if any, letters were sent to England. B few, if any, people looked at wild animals. C few if any children pestered their elders 5. A f Unit 25 Questions Sample pages from TCU 2915 Grade 5 Teacher Created Resources, Inc. 107 #2915 Paired Passages Show What You Know (cont.) 6. Fill in the boxes. 7. Think about how people thought about Murry and what he did at different parts of the story. Very briefly, jot down some of the details. Beginning End Middle Write three or more sentences that tell what each story is about. 8. "The Slow-Mail Puzzle" ____________________________________________________________________ 9. "What Hasn't Been Seen" ____________________________________________________________________ 10. Should we judge others by what they wear or do? Tell why or why not. Use an example from the stories in your answer. If you can, think of an example from your own life, too. (Use a separate piece of paper. Your answer should be one paragraph long.) Unit 25 Questions Ship Type Weight (heavier/lighter) Effect on Speed Sailed From Effect on Distance Time Difference Mail Ship Merchant Nonfiction Passage Fiction Passage Multiple Choice Open Ended urces UNIT 22 FICTION Don't Rock the Boat D n't 't ock t k the Boa Boa t Roc Boat at Roc Meg loved going to her summer camp each year. For two weeks, she could play and swim and do lots of fun things with all of her friends. Her favorite thing about camp was riding in a canoe. Last year, Meg had learned to canoe. At first, she did not know how to use a paddle. When she tried to paddle the boat, the boat would go in a circle. She could not make the canoe go straight. Then her teacher showed her how to use the oar. She had to paddle on one side of the boat. Then she had to paddle on the other side of the boat. Now she could make the canoe go anywhere she wanted it to go. Meg was a good swimmer, but she always wore her lifejacket in the canoe. At the start of camp, she ran into a log hidden under the water. The log flipped her canoe. Meg and her friend ended up in the water. She had been so glad she had on her lifejacket. It did not take long for the others to help them, but it felt as though they were in the water for a long time because the water was cold. When Meg got older, she wanted to go back to camp. She wanted to help the younger girls like some of the older girls did now. She could not wait to be the person who taught others how to canoe. She knew camp would always be a special part of her life. Nonfiction & Fiction Paired Texts Promote student engagement and improve comprehension skills by teaching students to make connections between fiction and nonfiction texts. This resource provides high-interest passages, multiple-choice questions, and short-answer activities designed to meet the rigor of today's standards. Each assessment motivates students to look for textual evidence when answering questions. All units include writing activities linked to higher-order thinking and questioning skills. The writing ideas are designed to incorporate the skills necessary for excellent writing as well as help assess a student's ability to respond to a written prompt. Correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 144 pages. $15.99 each TCU 3892 Grade 2 TCU 3893 Grade 3 TCU 3894 Grade 4 TCU 3895 Grade 5 TCU 3896 Grade 6 Sample pages from TCU 3892 Grade 2 UNIT 22 NONFICTION Out on the Open Waters ers Waters W e Ope on the O on th pen s t on Out pen Boats have always been important to people. People used boats to explore other lands. Boats are still used by people to visit places. They help people get food. They are even used to move goods from one place to another. There are many different types of boats. Some are used for work. Others are used for fun. Large sailing ships were used to explore new worlds. Christopher Columbus and his men used ships with sails to explore. The three most famous ships sailed by Columbus were the Nia , the Pinta , and the Santa Mara . The largest of his three ships was the Santa Mara. Sailing ships were also used to ship a goods from place to place. Tea came from China, and sugar came from the West Indies. Sailors brought things back from other parts of the world for everyone to enjoy. People use boats today for all kinds of reasons. People use boats for fishing. Barges move goods up and down rivers. People enjoy riding in canoes and kayaks and spending time out on the water. It is hard to imagine a time when people won't enjoy spending time on boats and out on the water. Teacher Created Resources 117 #3892 Nonfiction & Fiction Paired Texts UNIT 22 QUESTIONS Name Date 1 What is Meg's favorite thing to do at camp? a go swimming b go horseback riding c go hiking d go canoeing 2 What is one thing people do NOT use boats for? a catching fish b going on trips c exploring places d hiking in the woods 3 What type of boat or ship did Columbus use during his trips at sea? a a ship with sails b a boat with oars c a boat with a motor d a canoe with paddles 4 Write the sentence from the story "Out on the Open Waters" that helped you to answer #3. 5 What is the same about the two stories? a They both talk about shipwrecks. b They both talk about some type of boat. c They both talk about ships with sails. d They both talk about Christopher Columbus. The following pages have questions based on the texts from Unit 22. You may look at the stories to help answer any questions. Use the back of the page if you need extra space for writing your answers. S l f 11 1 Teacher Created Resources 119 #3892 Nonfiction & Fiction Paired Texts Name Date UNIT 22 Time to Write! Imagine you are the captain of a ship. You and your crew cannot find any land. You have been at sea for over twenty days. Complete the captain's log and write about what life at sea is like for you and your crew. Captain's Log Day 20: y Day 21: Day 22: We have spotted land! Nonfiction Passage Fiction Passage Writing Activity Response Activity Teacher Created Resou esou Te ch so Teac #3544 Paired Novels UNIT 3: SETTING AND GENRE Name(s): LOCATION, LOCATION! With a partner, list the different places that are described in each novel. Where does the action take place? Think about big settings, like cities, as well as small settings, like someone's house. Each author describes several places. See how many you can name. Counting by 7s All the Broken Pieces 1. Which book do yo 2. Why do you think Speaker 1: Answer this question your opinion with re Which location do you important in Countin Listen to Speaker 2 a separate piece of summary of your p ou think k the aut PRA (nam n aloud eason think ng by 7 2's an pape partn Teacher Created Resources 35 #3544 Paired Novels UNIT 4: THEME A QUICK GUIDE TO THEME The theme is the main idea of the novel. It is the message behind what happens in the story. The major theme or themes are the big ideas that are present throughout the whole book. When thinking about a book's themes, consider why the story is important. What does it teach us or show us about life? To help you identify themes, think about this question: What are the big ideas that hold the story together? For instance, one big idea might be "Friendship." The theme of the novel is what the book shows readers about friendship. What point do you think the author is trying to make about friendship? The theme could be "Friends can become like a family" or "True friends accept you for who you are." A novel may have more than one theme. There may also be minor themes , which are ideas that are not in the novel as frequently or as prominently as the major themes. INTERACTIVE LITERATURE NOTEBOOK SUGGESTIONS FOR UNIT 4 1 One Word 2 Qbsu!pg!b!Ufbn 3 Gbnjmz!Nfncfs 4 The Seven 5 Interview Think about how you would complete this sentence using only one word: This book makes me think about . Write this word in the middle of the page. Fill the rest of the page with pictures, words, and/or quotations that relate to this word. Be creative and artistic with your design. What does it mean to be a team? Write your efojujpo!jo!zpvs! notebook. Use pictures of different types of teams to decorate the page. If you have been on a team, include a few sentences about how the members of that team treated each other. Pick one of your family members whom you admire. Write a description of the person and why you admire him or her. Ipx!ibt!uijt!qfstpo!jovfodfe!zpv@!!Jodmvef!b!qipuphsbqi/ At the end of Counting by 7s , Willow lists the seven most important people in her life. Make your own list of the seven most important people in your own life and how they have jovfodfe!zpv/!! Interview someone who has moved to the U.S. from another dpvousz!up!oe!pvu!bcpvu!ijt!ps!ifs!fyqfsjfodf/!!Dsfbuf!b!qbhf! for your questions and the person's answers. Voju!Wpdbcvmbsz ! 4 theme ! 4 message ! 4 makps!uifnf a ! 4 minor theme Compare, contrast & connect! Encourage personal response to literature through Interactive Notebooks. Using Paired Novels to Build Close Reading Skills Conduct an in-depth comparison of two award-winning, contemporary novels. Examine how two authors approach literary elements such as Characterization, Plot, Setting and Genre, Theme, and Craft and Structure. This is an excellent resource for modeling and mastering close reading! Correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 96 pages. $13.99 each TCU 3350 Grades 4-5 ( Using: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and Out of My Mind) TCU 3368 Grades 5-6 ( Using: Wonder and Inside Out & Back Again) TCU 3539 Grades 6-7 ( Using: A Long Walk to Water and Home of the Brave) TCU 3544 Grades 7-8 ( Using: Counting by 7s and All the Broken Pieces) TCU 9544 Using Paired Novels Set (4 books ) $55.96 N UNIT 4: T UNIT 4: E N UNIT 4: UNIT 4 E THEM ME 4: T 4: UN U 7 Grades 1-8 Language Arts

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