A Kind of Grace - Dysart High School

A Kind of Grace - Dysart High School

A Kind of Grace By: Jackie Joyner-Kersee A Kind of Grace Theme 5, Selection 1, Day 1 Taught By: Mrs. Williams

The the Cliff What is Mystery readingoffluency? The ability to Dwellers

read text: Accrately Comprehension Skill: Quickly With

expression Making Inferences Why is reading fluency

Why do you think the What do you On what day important?

captain the It is think directly related to:

do you think do you think ordered his the crewmen Reading comprehension

men to left the ship? boardReading the Why? Independent

Mary Celeste? Work completion purpose of the Mary Celestes

voyage was?

e r n Ge I think the genre of this selection is___________

I know because_______________ Nellie Bly and the Power of the Press

Comprehension Skill: Propaganda How can someone use the power of the pen to

affect people? Was Erasmus Wilsons newspaper column an

example of propaganda about womens role in society? Why or why not?

Bly used her articles to expose problems in society. What effect did her

articles have on people? I can define new key words by writing a definition, meaningful sentence, a personal connection and drawing a picture.

(Vocabulary Readers + Academic Vocabulary Sheet) conditioning adj. Contributing to the process of becoming

physically fit. The track coach stressed the consoling adj. Comforting. Marcia's father gave her a consoling hug after she wrecked her bike.

discouraged adj. Disheartened; in a low mood because of a disappointment. Having never won a baseball game,

endurance n. The ability to keep going without giving in to stress or tiredness. A marathon runner must have sessions

n. A gathering held for a special purpose. The students met in the library for a study session sprints

n. A short race run at top speed. Runners don't have to pace themselves when they run sprints. squad n. A small group of people organized for an activity.

Antonio hopes to become a member of the football unconventional adj. Out of the ordinary. Nowadays, wearing an oldfashioned top hat is unconventional.

A Kind of Grace By: Jackie Joyner-Kersee A Kind of Grace Theme 5, Selection 1, Day 2 Taught By: Mrs. Williams

Take turns asking and answering at least five questions each about the text. Remember to both ask and answer questions with high enthusiasm. Turn to your shoulder partner and partner read the story with lots of expression.

Dont forget the gestures that you have practiced. Read the Story Summery to yourself one time. Be sure to use good hand gestures to help you as you read. Extreme Partner

Reading Step 3 Step 2

Step 1 Reading Nonfiction Questions 1. Who or what is this nonfiction selection about? 2. What is the authors purpose for writing this selection?

3. Write 3 pieces of information, facts, or examples, which the author included to support the purpose. 4. For what group of people would this selection be most appealing? What does the author include to appeal to this audience? 5. What technique(s) (text organization) does the author use to appeal to the reader, choose one and give an example?(compare/contrast, chronological

order, cause/effect, description, problem/solution, argument/support) 6. Was the point of the book to share an opinion, explain a topic, tell about a personal journey, or something else? Did the author do it well? 7. What is the main idea of this selection? 8. The author most likely wrote this story to __________.(persuade/convince, entertain, inform, explain)

9. Summarize the theme or central idea of this selection. A Kind of Grace By: Jackie Joyner-Kersee A Kind of Grace

Theme 5, Selection 1, Day 3 Taught By: Mrs. Williams Propaganda Types Propaganda Types

Propaganda Types Errors of Faulty Logic Errors of Faulty Logic

Errors of Attack Errors of Weak Reference A Kind of Grace

By: Jackie Joyner-Kersee A Kind of Grace Theme 5, Selection 1, Day 4 Taught By: Mrs. Williams A Real Jazzy Kid!

With your suit partner, read pages 470-473 from your text using the skills mentions in the yellow column on the left of page 404. When you are finished discuss these questions with your partner.

How does Sergio feel about the success he has achieved? Why does he feel that way?

Do you think Sergios advice on page 472 might be helpful to kids interested in activities other than music? Why or why

not? What goals do you think Sergios parents have for him? In what ways is Sergio

similar to Jackie when she was young? In what ways is he different? A Kind of Grace By: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

A Kind of Grace Theme 5, Selection 1, Day 5 Taught By: Mrs. Williams When You Are Finished After you finish your Weekly Skills

Test: 1. Make sure your name, date, and assignment are written clearly on the top left of the paper. 2. Turn your test paper to me and put your answer key in the

reading basket. 3. Finish your Daily Paragraph

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