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Unit 5.4           Encyclopedia Brown                              genre: Realistic fiction
Unit 4.5


 
Words to know-definitions:

 
  1. amphibians: cold-blooded animals with backbones and moist skin
  2. crime: a violation of law
  3. exhibit: thing or things shown publicly; at the snake exhibit were many baby snakes.
  4. lizards: any of many reptiles with long bodies and tails and movable eyelids
  5. salamanders: any of numerous animals shaped like lizards, but related to frogs
  6. stumped:  puzzled
Spelling Words:
Prefixes: un, dis, in
 distrust    
uncertain
incomplete
unlikely
unfair
discontinue
unaware
disorder
discount
indirect
unopened
disrespect
unimportant
unlisted
disrepair
inability
disapprove
unsolved
disobey
unsuspecting
Challenge Words:
disintegrate
    disillusioned

noncommittal
    unconscious
unappetizing
intolerant      
Spelling/Phonics:
When prefixes un, dis, and in are added to the base words, the spelling of the base word does not change.
Strategies:
context clues; they will also examine plot, author’s purpose/context clues
Grammar tie ins:

contraction
Writing: realistic fiction
plot


 
Standards:


RL4.4-determine the meaning of words.
RL4.7-comparing the book to a short presentation of the story
Short Reads:


“It is not All in the Family”
“Young Detectives of Potterville Middle School”
poetry review

Writing Trait:
Plot summary 
Explicit Vocabulary:

summarize, inference, infer,
generalizations, noting facts

Compare and contrast.

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