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  • 1. Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac illustrated by S. D. Nelson
  • 2. Study Skills
    • Genre: Biography
    • Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion
    • Comprehension Strategy: Text Structure
    • Comprehension Review Skill:
    • Graphic Sources
    • Vocabulary: Dictionary and Glossary
  • 3. Summary It wasn’t easy for Jim Thorpe to become a famous and respected athlete. As an American Indian, he was discriminated against and separated from his family. His twin brother died when they were only nine years old. His mother and father also died when he was still in school. But he learned to move forward with his life because he was so inspired by his family and his people .
  • 4. Genre : Biography
    • A biography is a story of a real person’s life as told by someone else. As you read this biography, think about why the author chose to write about this athlete .
  • 5. Comprehension Skill Tested- Fact or Opinion
    • A fact is a statement that can be proven either true or false.
    • An opinion is a statement based on someone’s judgment , belief , or way of thinking about something .
  • 6. Practice Fact and Opinion PB 263 1. Look up Jim Thorpe in encyclopedia 2. no support 4. They won only a few games. 3. faulty 5. valid Is Opinion Valid or Faulty? How to Check Fact Statement Frankly, they were not very good. Unfortunately, the team was owned by a selfish man named Walter Lingo. Jim led a professional football team called Oorang Indians.
  • 7. Comprehension Strategy Text Structure
    • Good readers use text structure , or the way text is organized , to help them understand why they read.
    • For example, a non fiction article may compare and contrast two things, put events in sequence , or be a series of clear main ideas.
    • When you preview , look for text feature such as titles , heads , and underlined words to help you know what to expect.
  • 8. Comprehension Skill Review Graphic Sources
    • A graphic source shows or explains information from the text.
    • Pictures, maps, charts, time lines, and diagrams are all examples of graphic sources .
    • Graphic sources can help you draw conclusions about what you are reading.
  • 9. Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / Glossary
    • Some words have more than one meaning.
    • Sometimes readers need to check a dictionary or glossary to find the meaning that makes sense for the sentence.
  • 10. Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / Glossary
    • The dark, or bold, words defined are called entry words .
    • The entry word may not match the word in the selection exactly.
    • Entry words are often are words without endings, prefixes, or suffixes .
  • 11. You can use a dictionary or glossary to help you find the right meaning.
    • Try the meaning you know. Does it make sense in the sentence?
    • If it doesn’t make sense, try to think of another meaning for the word. Does this make sense?
    • If it still doesn’t make sense, look up the word in the glossary or dictionary to see what other meanings it can have.
  • 12. Research Skill Magazines/Periodicals
    • A periodical is a publication issued regularly, usually weekly or monthly.
    • A magazine is a type of periodical. The title of a magazine usually identifies the kind of information it contains.
    • Magazines contain a variety of articles , such as news stories, fiction stories, interviews, and editorials or opinion columns. They also include graphic sources and, usually, advertisements .
  • 13. Research Skill Magazines/Periodicals
    • Many articles follow the 5 Ws and H format, answering the questions:
    • Who? What? When? Why? and How?
    • A table of contents lists the titles of articles and the page on which each article begins.
  • 14. Fun Stuff and Practice
    • Fact and Opinion Introduction
    • Fact and Opinion Review
    • Fact and Opinion Game
    • Good Sentence Review PowerPoint
    • More on Jim Thorpe
    • Famous Native Americans
    • Timeline on Jim Thorpe
    • Interactive Review PowerPoint
  • 15. Question of the Week
    • How can our abilities influence our dreams and goals?
  • 16. Day 2 - Question of the Day
    • Why was Jim so unhappy at school?
  • 17.
    • What can you learn about reaching goals from Jim Thorpe’s experiences?
    Day 3 - Question of the Day
  • 18. Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review
    • How important is a positive attitude when facing challenges?
  • 19. Review Questions
    • What is the main ideas of this story?
    • How was Jim different from Charlie?
    • Why did the recruiter from Carlisle like to Jim?
    • Why did the teachers hit him with a ruler when he spoke Sac?
    • What kind of students were at the Agency Boarding School and the Haskell Institute?
  • 20. Review Questions
    • 6. What was Jim’s main reason for participating in sports?
    • What is the purpose of the timeline?
    • What might have happened to Jim if he had stayed home and not attended Carlisle?
    • What did the name “Wa-tho-huck” mean? Was it a good name for Jim? Why or why not?
  • 21. Vocabulary - Say It
    • society
    • dormitory
    • endurance
    • manual
    • reservation
    • boarding school
  • 22. More Words to Know
    • inconsolable
    • recruiter
    • confident
    • hurdle
    • rival
    • prove
  • 23. society
    • the people of any particular time or place
  • 24. boarding school
    • school with buildings where the pupils live during the school term
  • 25. endurance
    • power to last and to withstand hard wear
  • 26. manual
    • done with the hands
  • 27. dormitory
    • a building with many rooms for sleeping in. Many colleges have dormitories for students whose home are elsewhere.
  • 28. reservation
    • land set aside by the government for a special purpose
  • 29. inconsolable
    • not able to be comforted
  • 30. recruiter
    • a person who gets new members, who gets people to join or come
  • 31. confident
    • having a firm belief in yourself
  • 32. rival
    • 1. person who wants and tries to get the same thing as another or who tries to equal or do better than another. 2. wanting the same things as another ; trying to equal or outdo another; competing
  • 33. prove
    • to show that a thing is true and right
  • 34. hurdle
    • 1. a barrier for people or horses to jump over in a race. 2. something that stands in the way ; an obstacle, difficulty
  • 35. He was so fast and had so much endurance that he could run down a rabbit on foot.
  • 36. He was so fast and had so much endurance that he could run down a rabbit on foot.
  • 37. The Indian Agency that oversaw the reservation said the children had to go to the Agency Boarding School at age six.
  • 38. The Indian Agency that oversaw the reservation said the children had to go to the Agency Boarding School at age six.
  • 39. The school kept Jim inside all day and locked up in a cold dormitory at night .
  • 40. The school kept Jim inside all day and locked up in a cold dormitory at night .
  • 41. Manual training was mixed with classroom studies to teach them a trade.
  • 42. Manual training was mixed with classroom studies to teach them a trade.
  • 43. Learning these trades would make them useful to white society.
  • 44. Learning these trades would make them useful to white society .
  • 45. Jim’s mother tried to comfort her son after his brother died, but he was inconsolable.
  • 46. Jim’s mother tried to comfort her son after his brother died, but he was inconsolable .
  • 47. The recruiter had heard of Jim’s success as a runner at Haskell .
  • 48. The recruiter had heard of Jim’s success as a runner at Haskell .
  • 49. Sometimes the biggest hurdle we have to overcome is ourselves.
  • 50. Sometimes the biggest hurdle we have to overcome is ourselves.
  • 51. The athlete was called a “quitter’ by the rival track athletes.
  • 52. The athlete was called a “quitter’ by the rival track athletes.
  • 53. Sometimes we have to prove to others how much we can do.
  • 54. Sometimes we have to prove to others how much we can do.
  • 55. It was strange how all of a sudden he felt relaxed and confident.
  • 56. It was strange how all of a sudden he felt relaxed and confident .