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  • 1. What Jo Did Written and Illustrated by: Charles R. Smith, Jr.
  • 2. Summary Imagine that you could jump as high as a basket ball rim. That’s exactly what Joanna Marie, or Jo, could do. Jo makes new friends when she shows off her talent during a basketball game in which she is the only girl .
  • 3. Study Skills
    • Genre: Fiction
    • Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect
    • Comprehension Strategy: Prior Knowledge
    • Comprehension Review Skill: Draw Conclusions
    • Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes
  • 4. Genre : Fiction
    • Fiction often has characters and events that seem real. Try to picture this story taking place where you live, with people you know.
  • 5. Comprehension Skill Tested – Cause and Effect Te112
    • An effect is something that happens .
    • A cause explains why it happens.
    • Writing may include clue words such as because, in order to, so, and as a result to link causes and effects.
    • If these words are missing, readers need to think about cause-and-effect relationships on their own.
  • 6. Comprehension Skill Review – Draw Conclusions TE 153
    • When you draw conclusions, you use details and what you already know to form opinions or make decisions about characters and events.
  • 7. Vocabulary Strategy Suffixes -able and Prefixes -un
    • Suffixes and prefixes have their own meanings.
    • The prefix -un means “the opposite of ________” or “not_____”, as in unhappy.
  • 8. Vocabulary Strategy Suffixes -able and Prefixes -un
    • The suffix –able means “able to be ____ed,” as in enjoyable.
    • The suffix –less means “without _____,” as in painless.
    • You can use suffixes as prefixes to help you figure out the meanings of words.
  • 9. Review Questions
    • What does Joanna do to T.J.’s jump shot? Why does he react the way he does?
    • Why do the boys ask Joanna to play ball?
    • Why do you think she hid the fact that she was a girl?
  • 10. Review Questions
    • What is the theme or “big idea” of this story?
    • Which boy changes his attitude the most about Joanna? What are some ways it changed?
    • Why does T.J. tell her to leave her hat at home at the end of the story?
  • 11. Vocabulary - Say It
    • fouled
    • hoop
    • jersey
    • rim
    • marveled
    • unbelievable
    • speechless
    • swatted
  • 12. More Words to Know
    • backboard
    • dribbling
    • dunk
    • accept
    • learn
    • nervous
  • 13. unbelievable
    • incredible; hard to think of as true or real
  • 14. swatted
    • hit sharply or violently
  • 15. speechless
    • not able to talk
  • 16. rim
    • an edge, border, or margin on or around anything
  • 17. marveled
    • was filled with wonder;
    • was astonished
  • 18. jersey
    • a shirt that is pulled over the head, made of a soft, knitted cloth
  • 19. hoop
    • a ring or round flat band
  • 20. fouled
    • in sports, made an unfair play against
  • 21. backboard
    • in basketball, the flat, elevated surface of wood, glass, or plastic on which the basket on a basketball court is fastened
  • 22. dribbling
    • moving a ball by bouncing it
  • 23. dunk
    • to shoot a basketball by leaping, so that the hands are above the rim, and throwing the ball down through the netting
  • 24. nervous
    • easily excited or upset, restless; uneasy
  • 25. accept
    • to receive with liking and approval
  • 26. learn
    • to become able by study or practice
  • 27. I was so nervous and scared I dropped the ball.
  • 28. I was so nervous and scared I dropped the ball.
  • 29. We need to accept each other as we are and be kind.
  • 30. We need to accept each other as we are and be kind.
  • 31. How would you like to learn how to play?
  • 32. How would you like to learn how to play?
  • 33. He was unbelievable under the basket!
  • 34. He was unbelievable under the basket!
  • 35. The ball bounced off the rim.
  • 36. The ball bounced off the rim .
  • 37. Max swatted the ball away and kept it out of the basket.
  • 38. Max swatted the ball away and kept it out of the basket.
  • 39. I have always marveled at the way he can play ball.
  • 40. I have always marveled at the way he can play ball.
  • 41. Her performance tonight left me speechless.
  • 42. Her performance tonight left me speechless .
  • 43. He was fouled by the other player and did not make his basket.
  • 44. He was fouled by the other player and did not make his basket.
  • 45. He was bouncing the ball down the court toward the other team’s hoop.
  • 46. He was bouncing the ball down the court toward the other team’s hoop .
  • 47. Lots of boys want to wear Peyton Manning’s jersey number.
  • 48. Lots of boys want to wear Peyton Manning’s jersey number.