Unit 3: I can make Discoveries Weekly Theme: Food Around the World Selection 1: Title: Stone Soup Author: Jon J. Muth Genre: Folk Tale – a story based on the customs and traditions of a people or region, handed down from one generation to the next Comprehension Strategy: I can use my imagination to visualize as I read the story. Comprehension Skill: Plot Development: I can make inferences as I read. Spelling Unit 3 Week 1- Stone Soup I can decode words with the /ӓr/ and /ôr/ spelling patterns. Spelling Focus: *words with /ӓr/ as in are and /ôr/ as in or bark, shorts, sharp, sore, hard, storms, yard, sport, sharks, porch, pour, story, chore, wore, carve Review Words: knots, sign, wrong Challenge Words: orchard, artist Key Vocabulary: guests – people who come to visit or eat a meal banquet – a large meal presented for an important event or holiday agreeable – nice or pleasant curiosity – an interesting or strange thing gaze – a steady look or stare untrusting – having doubt about something Vocabulary Skills: Synonyms I can identify synonyms as words that have the same or almost the same meaning. *To figure out the meaning that fits in a sentence, look up the word in a thesaurus and choose the meaning that makes sense in context. Grammar Skills: I can identify action verbs as words that show action. An action verb is a word that shows action. An action verb shows what the subject of the sentence does. Examples: Shannon stirs the soup. Blake chopped the carrots.