James And The Giant Peach Lesson

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Subject: Language Arts/Reading Topic or Unit of Study: James and the Giant Peach Grade/Level: 4 Summary: • Students will study key vocabulary terms. • Students will discover main points in the reading and in the movie through the use of a Venn diagram. • Students will study in-depth word study related to the book. • Students will study poetry and its importance within the book. Standards: Strand 1: Reading Process Concept 4: Vocabulary: PO 1. Use knowledge of root words and affixes to determine the meaning of unknown words. PO 2. Use context to determine the relevant meaning of a word. PO 3. Determine the difference between figurative language and literal language. PO 4. Identify figurative language, including similes, personification, and idioms. PO 5. Determine the meanings, pronunciations, syllabication, synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech of words by using a variety of reference aids, including dictionaries, thesauri, glossaries, and CD-ROM and Internet when available. PO 6. Identify antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms for given words within text. Concept 5: Fluency: PO 1. Read from familiar prose and poetry with fluency and appropriate rhythm, pacing, intonation, and expression relevant to the text. Concept 6: Comprehension Strategies: PO 1. Predict text content using prior knowledge and text features (e.g., illustrations, titles, topic sentences, key words). PO 2. Confirm predictions about text for accuracy. PO 3. Generate clarifying questions in order to comprehend text. PO 4. Use graphic organizers in order to clarify the meaning of the text. PO 5. Connect information and events in text to experience and to related text and sources. PO 6. Use reading strategies (e.g., drawing conclusions, determining cause and effect, making inferences, sequencing) to comprehend text. Strand 2: Comprehending Literary Text: PO 4.

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