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Unit 3, Week 2My Brother Martin   4th Grade   O’Neal Elementary
Vocabulary• unfair: not fair or just• unsuspecting: trusting                       Coretta Scott King• ancestors: people i...
VocabularyWords in Context                                     Rosa Parks   You can learn from your _____. Your grandfathe...
VocabularyStory Words                                      Elizabeth Cady Stanton• waning: becoming smaller or fewer in nu...
Vocabulary/Word WorkPrefixes                                          Marshall                                          Th...
PhonicsDecode Wordswith Silent Letters                                       Harriet TubmanSome words have silent consonan...
FluencyRepeated Reading:Punctuation  “Why do white people treat colored people so mean?” M.L. asked Mother Dear afterward....
ComprehensionMake Inferences• Make Inferences to understand things the  author does not directly state in the story.• To m...
ComprehensionLetters• Letters are written messages that people  send to each other.• Letters can be hand written or typed....
ComprehensionSalutation and Body • A salutation is the line in the letter in which   the writer greets the person to whom ...
Review Reading Strategies• In what ways did evaluating the author’s  purpose help you to understand the  biography?• Do yo...
2.1 Letter Writing• Write a letter to a friend telling him or her  what Civil Rights is all about.
2.4 Dear Mrs. Parks• What is the author’s purpose for writing  this passage? Explain your answer using  information from t...
Reflection: Day 1• Define unsuspecting as used on page 312  using context clues. Explain how the clues  helped you figure ...
Reflection: Day 2• Is My Brother Martin an appropriate title  for this passage? Explain why or why not  using details and/...
Reflection: Day 3• Complete the chart below to show the  author’s three main points and a  supporting detail for each main...
Reflection: Day 4• Analyze the author’s perspective on Civil  Rights? Do you think the author is biased  in her views? Exp...
Reflection: Day 5• Summarize the main ideas in the  passage.
Coming Soon Next week, we will be learning about kid reporters, a world conference just for kids, and a kid scientist who...
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  1. 1. Unit 3, Week 2My Brother Martin 4th Grade O’Neal Elementary
  2. 2. Vocabulary• unfair: not fair or just• unsuspecting: trusting Coretta Scott King• ancestors: people in the past from whom one comes• injustice: unfairness• avoided: stayed away from• segregation: the practice of setting one racial group apart from another• numerous: forming a large number; many Vocabulary Activity Round One Vocabulary Activity Round Two Susan B. Anthony
  3. 3. VocabularyWords in Context Rosa Parks You can learn from your _____. Your grandfather or grandmother may remember a time in America when African Americans weren’t allowed to sit in the same parts of a bus as white people. It was a time of _____, when laws weren’t always fair. It wasn’t that way in every place in America. In many areas, children of all races played together, unaware of _____. Not everyone agreed with the way things were done.
  4. 4. VocabularyStory Words Elizabeth Cady Stanton• waning: becoming smaller or fewer in number• streetcar: a vehicle that holds many passengers and runs on rails through city streets• indignity: something that insults a person’s self- respect• bigotry: hatred or intolerance toward an entire group of people; prejudice
  5. 5. Vocabulary/Word WorkPrefixes Marshall Thurgood• A prefix is added to the beginning of a base word or root.• Prefixes change the meaning of the words to which they are attached. un means “not” What do you think unfair means?Not every word that begins with un- is a base with a prefix, for example , union and universe. Race to Ramses!
  6. 6. PhonicsDecode Wordswith Silent Letters Harriet TubmanSome words have silent consonants, or letters that are not pronounced. knife write If you say the word knife. You hear the beginning sound is /n/. The letter k is silent. In write, the beginning sound is /r/. The w is silent. The Amazing Silent Letters
  7. 7. FluencyRepeated Reading:Punctuation “Why do white people treat colored people so mean?” M.L. asked Mother Dear afterward. And with me and M.L. and A.D. standing in front of her trying our best to understand. Mother Dear gave the reason behind it all. Her words explained the streetcars our family avoided and the WHITES ONLY sign that kept us off the elevator at City Hall. Her words told why there were parks and museums that black people could not visit and why some restaurants refused to serve us and why hotels wouldn’t give us rooms and why theaters would only allow us to watch their picture shows from the balcony. But her words also gave us hope.
  8. 8. ComprehensionMake Inferences• Make Inferences to understand things the author does not directly state in the story.• To make inferences, readers can use information from the text, illustrations, and things they already know to help them make connections. Inferences about Plot Practice Inferences
  9. 9. ComprehensionLetters• Letters are written messages that people send to each other.• Letters can be hand written or typed.• Letters may appear in different forms, such as a friendly letter or a business letter.
  10. 10. ComprehensionSalutation and Body • A salutation is the line in the letter in which the writer greets the person to whom she or he is writing. • A salutation usually uses the word Dear to greet the person. • The body of a letter is the main part of the letter containing the message. • The body is divided into one or more paragraphs. Practice: Friendly Letters
  11. 11. Review Reading Strategies• In what ways did evaluating the author’s purpose help you to understand the biography?• Do you understand the strategy of visualizing events as you read? When might you use this strategy again?• What strategies did you use when you came to difficult words?
  12. 12. 2.1 Letter Writing• Write a letter to a friend telling him or her what Civil Rights is all about.
  13. 13. 2.4 Dear Mrs. Parks• What is the author’s purpose for writing this passage? Explain your answer using information from the passage as support.
  14. 14. Reflection: Day 1• Define unsuspecting as used on page 312 using context clues. Explain how the clues helped you figure out the meaning.• Why does the author choose to tell so much about Martin’s childhood?• Explain what the simile used in the text on page 312 means, and explain which clues from the passage helped you figure out the meaning.
  15. 15. Reflection: Day 2• Is My Brother Martin an appropriate title for this passage? Explain why or why not using details and/or examples from the passage as support.
  16. 16. Reflection: Day 3• Complete the chart below to show the author’s three main points and a supporting detail for each main point. Authors Purpose Main Point Main Point Main Point Supporting Detail Supporting Detail Supporting Detail
  17. 17. Reflection: Day 4• Analyze the author’s perspective on Civil Rights? Do you think the author is biased in her views? Explain why or why not using information from the passage to support your answer.
  18. 18. Reflection: Day 5• Summarize the main ideas in the passage.
  19. 19. Coming Soon Next week, we will be learning about kid reporters, a world conference just for kids, and a kid scientist who starts their own kid charity. We will also be reviewing compare and contrast plus summarizing.

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