Monday, Oct.6
1)Reviewed character trait words
2) Spelling Rule #5 & practice
3) Read “The Zoo” pg. 131 in the Crossroads textbook.
Discuss questions 1, 2, 4 that follow it. Complete the
questions on the board.
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Double the final consonant when the word is
just one syllable, the last two letters are ONE
vowel and ONE consonant, and you add a
suffix that begins with a vowel (such as –ing,
-ed,-er,-est,-al,-y)
Swim, swimming, swimmer
Drag, dragging, dragged
Hot, hotter, hottest
Rob, robbing, robber
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Mop + ing
Act + ed
Write + ing
Shop + ed
Whip + ed
Warm + est
Jog + er
Talk + er
Nap + ing
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Sap + y
Intention + al
Mug + y
Hope + ing
Hop + er
Ski +er
The Zoo
• Use only context clues (clues from the sentences
before and after the word) to define the words
below:
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Clutch (pg. 131)
Clustered (pg. 132)
Scurried (pg.133)
Babbled (pg. 133)
Garments (pg. 133)
Embrace (pg. 133)
Commocs (pg. 133)
Setting and Character Analysis
• 1) What is the setting (time & place) of this
story?
• 2) Describe the characters using details found
in the story. You can use things they say/do,
what the narrator says about them, and what
others say about them. Aim for 3 descriptions
of each.
• Professor Hugo
Creatures
Summarize
• 3) Summarize (retell in your own words) the
main events of the story in NO MORE than 10
sentences.
1st - The interplanetary zoo came to Chicago