Unit 1 Week 1: Clever Ideas
Essential Question: Where do ideas come from?
Genre: Fairy Tale
• Includes imaginary characters, such as princes, princesses, dragons, or elves. Setting may
include kingdoms, castles, or villages.
• Often begins with "once upon a time" or "in a land far, far, away" and have a happy ending.
Comprehension Strategy: Make Predictions
• Use text clues, illustrations, and other features to predict what will happen next.
Comprehension Skill: Sequence
• The order in which story events take place.
Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues: Synonyms
• Use context clues to figure out the meaning of an unknown word. Sometimes the author
uses a synonym, a word that means almost the same thing as the unfamiliar word.
Spelling Words: Short Vowels
1. brainstorm- To brainstorm means to solve a problem by having group members all contribute
2. flattened- Flattened means made flatter, or more level or smooth.
3. frantically- To act frantically means to act wildly excited due to worry or fear.
4. gracious- To be gracious means to show kindness and courtesy.
5. muttered- Muttered means spoken in a low, unclear way.
6. official- To be official means to be properly approved or authorized.
7. original- To be original means to do, make, or think of something new or different.
8. stale- Something can be called stale if it is old or not fresh.