Mama’s Birthday Present
Big Question: How can a surprise be
a treasure?
Author:
Carmen Tafolla
Genre:
Realistic Fiction
SMALL GROUP
Timer
BIG QUESTION
HOW CAN A SURPRISE BE A TREASURE?
DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
Mama’s Birthday Present
Day 1
Daily Fix-it
1. The trane may be late today
2. The dog wags its tale when it plays?
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
Daily Fix-it
1. The trane may be late today
The train may be late today.
2. The dog wags its tale when it plays?
The dog wags its tail when it plays.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
Morning Warm-up
Oh, surprises can be fun!
Have you ever been surprised?
How can a surprise be a treasure?
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
Oral Vocabulary
A Memory to Cherish
We have planned a birthday party.
It’s a big surprise.
We lead Mom into the room and
she opens up her eyes.
We all celebrate together.
It is plain to see
Mom is grateful, and she’ll cherish
This good memory.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
Amazing Words
• celebrate When you celebrate something, you have a
party or another activity to honor a special
event.
• cherish When you cherish something, you love it
and understand how important it is.
• grateful –
When you are grateful for something, you
are thankful for it.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
Word Work
rake
page
rain
r ai n
say
s ay
• w ai t
• d ay
• m ai l
• t r ay
• b r ai d
Unit 4 Mama’s Present
Day 1
Blend Words
• sail
• lay
• claim
• ray
• paid
• clay
• train
• play
pail
Word Families
pail
- ail
fail
hail
rail
p ail
- ain
main
drain
train
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
-ay
fray
stray
sway
Word Reading – Long a: ai, ay
• aim
• hay
• snail
• way
• bake
• pay
• brain
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
• nail
• part
• gray
• made
• may
• trail
• chain
• mark
1. Reading WB page 63
2. Spelling WB page 73
3. Journal – Write about a time when
you gave someone a happy surprise.
4. AR test
5. Centers
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
Surprises That Are Treasures
1.
2.
3.
4.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 1
Daily Journal Writing
Day 1
Write about a time
when you gave
someone a happy
surprise.
Mama’s Birthday Present
Day 2
Daily Fix-it
3. The trane wont very fast.
4. it was a gray day outside?
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 2
Daily Fix-it
3. The trane wont very fast.
The train went very fast.
4. it was a gray day outside?
It was a gray day outside.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 2
Morning Warm-up
Today we will read about the ocean
and the things it brings us. Worn shells,
broken glass, and old boards are just a
few things the ocean brings in to the
shore. What else might the ocean
bring us?
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 2
Amazing Words
• delicate –
If something is
delicate, it can
be easily hurt or
broken.
Possessives
it’s
he’s
girl’s pen
girls’ pens
boy’s hat
boys’ hats
• Ben’s bat
• birds’ cage
• Dad’s truck
• Nan’s basket
• whales’ song
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 2
Word Work
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•
•
•
•
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Greg’s sock
ducks’ feed
Mike’s farm
pigs’ pen
hen’s egg
Tom’s teeth
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the kittens’ tails
Frank’s baseball
the bears’ den
Gail’s mittens
Ray’s papers
the birds’ nest
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 2
Word Reading - Possessives
• Hank’s pet
• friends’ house
• man’s car
• family’s yard
• cats’ toy
• cows’ food
• Sam’s bed
• dogs’ bones
• Gene’s school
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 2
High-Frequency Words
give
surprise
would
enjoy
worry
about
Francisco wants to give his
mother a surprise party.
Francisco thinks she would
enjoy it. But he does worry
that she will find out about
the party. Can he surprise
her?
1. Reading WB pages 64, 65, 66
2. Spelling WB page 74
3. Journal – List things that you have
found outdoors that you could call
treasure.
4. AR test
5. Centers
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 2
Adjectives
Adjectives tell about people, places,
things, or animals.
silly clown
happy girl
yummy cake
_________ apple
pig
____________ pig
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 2
Daily Journal Writing
Day 2
List treasures found
outdoors.
Mama’s Birthday Present
Day 3
Daily Fix-it
5. There was a birthday card in the male for
me
6. I May wait a daye to see the card.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
Daily Fix-it
5. There was a birthday card in the male for me
There was a birthday card in the mail for
me.
6. I May wait a daye to see the card.
I may wait a day to see the card.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
Morning Warm-up
Today we will read about a surprise.
Do you enjoy surprises?
Why or why not?
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
Amazing Words
• rarest –
Rarest means
“the least
common.”
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
Long a: ai, ay and Possessives
• snail
• May
• May’s snail
• snails’ cage
• Jane’s tray
• cows’ hay
• Tom’s nail
• ducks’ pail
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
Sort Words
Steve’s train got stuck in the clay.
The dogs’ chains got wrapped around the
tree.
May’s braid is long and gray.
The farmer spilled the ducks’ grain and the
cows’ hay.
Jay’s mom said he could not play.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
Family
birthday
traditions
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
• Birthdays are special
times to celebrate with
family. In the story
Mama’s Birthday Present,
Francisco asks family
members and friends to
help him plan a special
birthday party for Mama.
As we read, we’ll learn
about Francisco and his
family’s birthday
traditions.
Selection Words
present
wonderful
bunuelos
tortillas
guitar
pinata
confetti
High - Frequency Words
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
about
into
gives
always
surprised
know
would
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
some
enjoy
could
surprise
many
worry
people
1. Reading WB page 67
2. Spelling WB page 75
3. Journal – Write about a time when you
celebrated a special occasion.
4. AR test
5. Centers
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 3
Daily Journal Writing
Day 3
Write about a time
when you
celebrated a
special occasion.
Mama’s Birthday Present
Day 4
Daily Fix-it
7. she saw them eet lunch.
8. I wish the rane would go a way.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
Daily Fix-it
7. she saw them eet lunch.
She saw them eat lunch.
8. I wish the rane would go a way.
I wish the rain would go away.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
Morning Warm-up
Today we’ll read about a kind of cookie
that comes with a surprise.
What surprises can we find in the things
we eat?
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
Amazing Words
• genuine If something is genuine, it is real.
• loot Loot is a collection of things that are
found or stolen.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
Comparative Endings and dge/j/
taller
biggest
The fastest ____________.
The biggest ___________.
The taller ____________.
The larger ____________.
The smallest _____________.
badge
ridge
badge
wedge
bridge
fudge
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
Word Reading
•
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
bigger
basket
won’t
begging
contest
hottest
before
oh
now
collect
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
done
judge
tennis
Madge
right
does
everything
any
good-bye
smaller
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
Read Words in Context
• Oh, I’m afraid that Madge won’t say
good-bye right now.
• Before the contest starts, collect
everything in a basket for the judge.
• Does a tennis ball seem bigger or
smaller than a baseball?
• He is begging to know if any of the
hottest buns are done yet.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
1. Reading WB page 68, 69
2. Spelling WB page 76
3. Journal – Write a party plan for
someone you care about.
4. AR test
5. Centers
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
celebrations
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 4
Daily Journal Writing
Day 4
Write about a party
plan for someone
you care about.
Mama’s Birthday Present
Day 5
Daily Fix-it
9. Are momm likes to play games.
10. Im not afrayed of the rain.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 5
Daily Fix-it
9. Are momm likes to play games.
Our mom likes to play games.
10. Im not afrayed of the rain.
I’m not afraid of the rain.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 5
Morning Warm-up
This week we read about some
surprising treasures people cherish
and celebrate.
What treasures are you grateful for?
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 5
Long a: ai, ay and Possessives
• Chuck’s tail wags when he sees the
kittens’ ball.
• The snails’ trails led to Sunny’s Bay.
• Gail’s pup likes to play in the rain.
• The gray train’s wheels go click-clack
on the rails.
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 5
would
about
surprise
surprised
enjoy
gives
worry
Grandpa’s Surprise
Gramp ______________ happiness to others.
It is no ________________ to you and me.
We ________________ like to make Gramp happy
And as _________________ as he can be.
Don’t ______________, we will make the day
A day Gramp will ________________.
Friends will tell tales _______________ his past,
When Gramp was just a boy!
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 5
1. Reading WB page 70
2. Handwriting sheet
3. Journal – Write about a time when
someone gave you a happy surprise.
4. AR test
5. Centers
Unit 4 Mama’s Present – Day 5
Daily Journal Writing
Day 5
Write about a happy
surprise you’ve had.