Published on November 2, 2007
Grandfather’s Journey: Grandfather’s Journey Written and Illustrated by: Allen Say Visit the Author Compiled by: Terry Sams PES and Jocelyn Romines 1994 Caldecott Medal Winner Summary: Summary A young Japanese man leaves his home in Japan to explore North America. He falls in love with the amazing sights of the new land, but eventually misses his home. He moves his new family back to Japan but always thinks and shares stories of North America with his family. Study Skills: Study Skills Genre: Historical Fiction Comprehension Skill: Sequence Comprehension Strategy: Graphic Organizers Comprehension Review Skill: Main Idea Vocabulary: Dictionary/Glossary Genre: Historical Fiction: Genre: Historical Fiction Historical Fiction is set in the past. It is a story in which some of the details are factual but in which others are made up or are loosely based on history. Look for the factual details as you read. Click on Genre to learn more about different genres and Realistic Fiction. Comprehension Skill- Sequence TE 66/67 and 87b: Comprehension Skill- Sequence TE 66/67 and 87b Sequence means the order in which things happen. Dates, times, and clue words such as first, then, next, and last can help you understand the order of events. Sometimes two or more events happen at the same time. Words such as meanwhile and during can show this. Comprehension Strategy – Graphic Organizers TE 66: Comprehension Strategy – Graphic Organizers TE 66 Using a graphic organizer can help you to understand what you read. Examples of graphic organizers are webs, charts, and diagrams. A sequence chart can help you see the sequence of an article and often you can fill these charts in as you read. Comprehension Skill Review –Main Idea and Details TE 75: Comprehension Skill Review – Main Idea and Details TE 75 Main idea is an important point about the story’s topic Supporting details give more information about a main idea. Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / Glossary Te 79/87c: Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / Glossary Te 79/87c Some words have more than one meaning Sometimes readers need to check a dictionary or glossary to find the meaning that makes sense for the sentence. Question of the WeekTE 66m: Question of the Week TE 66m What can we learn about the United States as we travel? Day 2 - Question of the Day – : Day 2 - Question of the Day – Why do you think traveling in the United States made the grandfather long to see more? Day 3 - Question of the Day – Pg. : Day 3 - Question of the Day – Pg. What do you think the author of Grandfather’s Journey would say are some positive and negative effects of moving to a new place? Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review: Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review What kind of travel information can you find using online reference sources? Weekly Fluency Check -Fluency TE 87a: Weekly Fluency Check - Fluency TE 87a Often text has many statements of facts and details, you will use a slower tempo and rate to help listeners understand it better. Practice reading page 81 using appropriate tempo and rate. Research/Study Skill –Electronic Media TE 87L: Research/Study Skill – Electronic Media TE 87L Electronic media includes any resources that require electricity There are two types of electronic media, computer and non-computer sources. Research/Study Skill –Electronic Media TE 87L: Research/Study Skill – Electronic Media TE 87L Computer sources: CD-ROMs, DVDs, and the Internet (including online sources such as Web sties, encyclopedia, newspapers, and so on). Non-computer sources: audiotapes, videotapes, DVDs, films, filmstrips, television shows, and the radio. Literary Device – Paraphrase TE Pg. 87b: Literary Device – Paraphrase TE Pg. 87b Paraphrasing is putting something in your own words. Paraphrasing should keep the ideas and meaning of the original text, but be simpler to read. A paraphrase should not include the reader’s opinions. Review Questions: Review Questions Why was grandfather amazed by the sights in NA? How can you tell grandfather liked traveling through NA? Why are songbirds important to grandfather? What is the main idea of this story? Fun Stuff : Fun Stuff Skills Review Webquest More Fun Stuff Japan for Kids Vocabulary- Say It!: Vocabulary- Say It! amazed bewildered towering longed still homeland sculptures More Words to Know: More Words to Know seacoast steamship coast route lush route: route way to go; road lush: lush having thick growth; covered with growing things coast: coast land along the sea; seashore amazed: amazed surprised greatly; struck with sudden wonder; astounded towering: towering very high still: still to make or become calm or quiet bewildered: bewildered completely confused; puzzled homeland: homeland country that is your home; your native land sculptures: sculptures works of art created by carving, modeling, casting, etc. longed: longed wished very much; desired greatly steamship: steamship ship moved by engines that work by the action of steam under pressure seacoast: seacoast land along the sea; seaboard Slide33: Full of hope, they left their homeland. Slide34: Full of hope, they left their homeland. Slide35: The English language and the new mix of customs in America bewildered them. Slide36: The English language and the new mix of customs in America bewildered them. Slide37: Deserts with rocks like enormous sculptures amazed them. Slide38: Deserts with rocks like enormous sculptures amazed them. Slide39: Towering buildings called skyscrapers soared into the sky. Slide40: Towering buildings called skyscrapers soared into the sky. Slide41: The new Americans longed for the sights and people they had left behind. Slide42: The new Americans longed for the sights and people they had left behind. Slide43: Having a better life did not still their feelings for their homeland. Slide44: Having a better life did not still their feelings for their homeland. Slide45: They seemed like sculptures that symbolized the power and promise of the new land. Slide46: They seemed like sculptures that symbolized the power and promise of the new land. Slide47: He stood on the seacoast and watched the waves come in. Slide48: He stood on the seacoast and watched the waves come in. Slide49: Early Americans traveled the rivers by steamships. Slide50: Early Americans traveled the rivers by steamships. Slide51: Seagulls can be spotted along the coast. Slide52: Seagulls can be spotted along the coast. Slide53: What is the quickest route for you to take home? Slide54: What is the quickest route for you to take home? Postcard TE 87g-h: Postcard TE 87g-h A postcard is a brief message, with a picture on one side, sent by mail to friends or family. Often a post card gives detail about a place you are visiting on vacation and describes your feelings about being there. Writing Assignment: Writing Assignment Pretend that you are on vacation. Write a postcard to a friend or family member describing where you are. The place can be real or imaginary. Spelling Words Long e and o: Spelling Words Long e and o sweet each three least freedom below throat float foam flown Spelling Words Long e and o: Spelling Words Long e and o greet season croak shallow eagle indeed rainbow grown seaweed hollow CHALLENGE: CHALLENGE Halloween speedometer underneath seacoast cocoa Slide60: This Week’s Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week: Slide61: Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words. Slide62: sweet Slide63: each Slide64: three Slide65: least Slide66: freedom Slide67: below Slide68: throat Slide69: float Slide70: foam Slide71: flown Slide72: greet Slide73: season Slide74: croak Slide75: shallow Slide76: eagle Slide77: indeed Slide78: rainbow Slide79: grown Slide80: seaweed Slide81: hollow GREAT JOB!: GREAT JOB!