Big Question: How can
attention to detail help
solve a problem?
Author:
Donald J. Sobol
Genre:
Realistic Fiction
Story

Sort

Vocabulary Words:
Arcade

Games
Study Stack
Spelling City: Vocabulary
Spelling City: Spelling Words
• distrust
• uncertain
• incomplete
• unlikely
• unfair
• discontinue
• unaware
• disorder
• discount

• indirect
• unopen...
Vocabulary Words

 amphibians
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crime
exhibit
lizards
reference
reptiles
salamanders
stumped

More Words to ...
Question of the Day

How can attention to
detail help solve a
problem?
 Build

Concepts

 Plot
 Prior

Knowledge
 Build Background
 Vocabulary
 Fluency: Characterization/Dialogue
 Gramma...
 Listen

as I read “Something Fishy.”
 As I read, notice how I read dialogue
to express each character’s
personality and...
What

is the story’s main
problem?
How does the magistrate
solve the problem?
case – matter for a court of law to
decide
 damage – harm or injury that
lessens the value or usefulness
 court – an ass...
Concept
Vocabulary
(To add information to the graphic organizer, click on end
show, type in your new information, and save...
The Law

Inquiry

Crimes
or
problems
Plot,
Prior Knowledge
Turn to Page 488 - 489.
Work

Mystery
Stories

Helping
Others

Rewards
 This

week’s audio focuses on a
police detective and crime
solving. After we listen, we will
discuss what you learned an...
Vocabulary
Words
 amphibians – cold-blooded animals
with backbones and moist, scale-less
skins. Their young usually have gills
and live in...
 lizards – reptiles with long bodies
and tails, movable eyelids, and
usually four legs. Some lizards have
no legs and loo...
 salamanders – animals shaped like
lizards, but related to frogs and
toads. Salamanders have moist,
smooth skin and live ...
 confided – told as a secret

frustration – a feeling of anger and
helplessness
 specimen – one of a group taken to
show...
i was unware that salamanders
and lizard’s looked so similiar
 I was unaware that salamanders
and lizards looked so simil...
 If

he’s a lizard expert, then I’m
the Queen of England.
 He’s and I’m are contractions.

Each contraction is made up o...
A

contraction is a shortened form of
two words. An apostrophe takes the
place of one or more letters. Some
contractions ...
Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs
I am
it us (has)

I’m
it’s

I had (would)
you had (would)

I’d
you’d

they are
she wi...
Contractions with Verbs and not
is not
were not

isn’t
weren’t

did not
would not
cannot

didn’t
wouldn’t
can’t

are not

...


Chief Brown is not happy.



isn’t



He is having difficulty solving a
case.



He’s



It is about a missing sala...
 I have read another

Brown story.




Encyclopedia

I have – I’ve
I could not guess what was going to
happen.



coul...
• distrust
• uncertain
• incomplete
• unlikely
• unfair
• discontinue
• unaware
• disorder
• discount

• indirect
• unopen...
Question of the Day

What talents and
strategies does
Encyclopedia use to
solve cases?
 Context

Clues

 Plot
 Vocabulary
 Fluency:

Echo Reading
 Grammar: Contractions and Negatives
 Spelling: Prefixes:...
Vocabulary Strategy:
Context Clues for
Synonyms and
Antonyms
Turn to Page 490 - 491.
Encyclopedia Brown
and the Case of the
Slippery Salamander
Turn to Page 492 - 497.
 Turn

to page 486, paragraphs 5-9.
 As I read, notice how I convey
Chief Brown’s frustration about the
unsolved case an...
is it unfare to keep animals in
captivity
 Is it unfair to keep animals in
captivity?
 some animal’s dont seem to mind
b...
A

contraction is a shortened form of
two words with an apostrophe taking
the place of one or more letters.

 Contractio...
Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs
I am
it us (has)

I’m
it’s

I had (would)
you had (would)

I’d
you’d

they are
she wi...
Contractions with Verbs and not
is not
were not

isn’t
weren’t

did not
would not
cannot

didn’t
wouldn’t
can’t

are not

...
• distrust
• uncertain
• incomplete
• unlikely
• unfair
• discontinue
• unaware
• disorder
• discount

• indirect
• unopen...
Question of the Day

How is the Encyclopedia
Brown story like and unlike
a puzzle?
 Prior

Knowledge
 Compare and Contrast
 Vocabulary
 Fluency: Characterization/Dialogue
 Grammar: Contractions and
Ne...
Encyclopedia Brown
and the Case of the
Slippery Salamander
Turn to Page 498 - 503.
 Turn

to page 499, paragraphs 4-10.
 As I read, notice how my voice
reflects Encyclopedia’s feelings of
excitement and ...
mouses seems perfectly happy as
pets
 Mice seem perfectly happy as
pets.
 im not so sure large animels such
as bears and...
A

contraction is a shortened form of
two words with an apostrophe taking
the place of one or more letters.

 Contractio...
Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs
I am
it us (has)

I’m
it’s

I had (would)
you had (would)

I’d
you’d

they are
she wi...
Contractions with Verbs and not
is not
were not

isn’t
weren’t

did not
would not
cannot

didn’t
wouldn’t
can’t

are not

...
 Using

contractions makes writing
sound like natural speech.

I

am glad he is here. I’m glad
he’s here.

 The

second...
 Review

something you have
written to see if you can use
contractions to make your
writing sound more like natural
speec...
• distrust
• uncertain
• incomplete
• unlikely
• unfair
• discontinue
• unaware
• disorder
• discount

• indirect
• unopen...
Question of the Day

Would you like a crime
lab class in your school?
What skills would you
like to learn in such a
class?
 Newspaper

Article
 Reading Across Texts
 Content-Area Vocabulary
 Fluency: Partner Reading
 Grammar: Contractions a...
“Young Detectives of
Potterville Middle
School”
Turn to Page 504 - 507.
 Turn

to page 499, paragraphs 4-

10.
 Read these paragraphs three
times with a partner. Be sure to
read dialogue drama...
when i visit a new city i always
see if theres a aquarium
 When I visit a new city, I always
see if there’s an aquarium.
...
A

contraction is a shortened form of
two words with an apostrophe taking
the place of one or more letters.

 Contractio...
Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs
I am
it us (has)

I’m
it’s

I had (would)
you had (would)

I’d
you’d

they are
she wi...
Contractions with Verbs and not
is not
were not

isn’t
weren’t

did not
would not
cannot

didn’t
wouldn’t
can’t

are not

...
 Test

Tip: Most contractions formed
from a verb and the word not have
an apostrophe in place of the o in not
but no othe...
• distrust
• uncertain
• incomplete
• unlikely
• unfair
• discontinue
• unaware
• disorder
• discount

• indirect
• unopen...
Question of the Day

How can attention to
detail help solve a
problem?
 Build

Concept Vocabulary

 Plot
 Idioms
 Context

Clue
 Grammar: Contractions and Negatives
 Spelling: Prefixes: u...
A

plot, or underlying story
structure, is found only in fiction.
 A plot begins when a character has
a problem or confl...
 An

idiom is a phrase or expression
whose meaning cannot be understood
from the ordinary meaning of the
words that form ...
 Synonyms

are words that mean
the same or about the same.
 Antonyms are words that are
opposites.
 A synonym or an ant...
 Reread

the last paragraph on
page 494 and look for a synonym
for the word leaked.
 Choose other story words, use a
the...
Word

Synonym/Antonym

Sentence
 How

would you find books about
salamanders in the library?
 A card catalog and library
database provide information to...
 The

cards are organized
alphabetically. You can search
for a book by author, title, or
subject.
 The call number is an...
A

library database is the online
version of the card catalog.
john love snakes but hes afraid
of spiders
 John loves snakes, but he’s
afraid of spiders.
 lizard’s look like dinosaurs...
A

contraction is a shortened form of
two words with an apostrophe taking
the place of one or more letters.

 Contractio...
Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs
I am
it us (has)

I’m
it’s

I had (would)
you had (would)

I’d
you’d

they are
she wi...
Contractions with Verbs and not
is not
were not

isn’t
weren’t

did not
would not
cannot

didn’t
wouldn’t
can’t

are not

...
• distrust
• uncertain
• incomplete
• unlikely
• unfair
• discontinue
• unaware
• disorder
• discount

• indirect
• unopen...
Story test
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› Reading Test
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  1. 1. Big Question: How can attention to detail help solve a problem? Author: Donald J. Sobol Genre: Realistic Fiction
  2. 2. Story Sort Vocabulary Words: Arcade Games Study Stack Spelling City: Vocabulary Spelling City: Spelling Words
  3. 3. • distrust • uncertain • incomplete • unlikely • unfair • discontinue • unaware • disorder • discount • indirect • unopened • disrespect • unimportant • unlisted • disrepair • inability • disapprove • unsolved • disobey • unsuspecting • disintegrate • disillusioned • unconscious • unappetizing • intolerant
  4. 4. Vocabulary Words  amphibians        crime exhibit lizards reference reptiles salamanders stumped More Words to Know  confided  frustration  specimen  case  damage  court
  5. 5. Question of the Day How can attention to detail help solve a problem?
  6. 6.  Build Concepts  Plot  Prior Knowledge  Build Background  Vocabulary  Fluency: Characterization/Dialogue  Grammar: Contractions and Negatives  Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in Inquiry
  7. 7.  Listen as I read “Something Fishy.”  As I read, notice how I read dialogue to express each character’s personality and emotions and to make the dialogue sound the way real people speak.  Be ready to answer questions after I finish.
  8. 8. What is the story’s main problem? How does the magistrate solve the problem?
  9. 9. case – matter for a court of law to decide  damage – harm or injury that lessens the value or usefulness  court – an assembly of persons (judges) who are chosen to administer justice   (Next Slide)
  10. 10. Concept Vocabulary (To add information to the graphic organizer, click on end show, type in your new information, and save your changes.)
  11. 11. The Law Inquiry Crimes or problems
  12. 12. Plot, Prior Knowledge Turn to Page 488 - 489.
  13. 13. Work Mystery Stories Helping Others Rewards
  14. 14.  This week’s audio focuses on a police detective and crime solving. After we listen, we will discuss what you learned and how this career relates to the concept of mysteries.
  15. 15. Vocabulary Words
  16. 16.  amphibians – cold-blooded animals with backbones and moist, scale-less skins. Their young usually have gills and live in water until they develop lungs for living on land.  crime – activity of criminals; violation of law  exhibit – act of displaying; public showing
  17. 17.  lizards – reptiles with long bodies and tails, movable eyelids, and usually four legs. Some lizards have no legs and look much like snakes.  reference – used for information or help  reptiles – cold-blooded animals with backbones and lungs, usually covered with horny plates or scales
  18. 18.  salamanders – animals shaped like lizards, but related to frogs and toads. Salamanders have moist, smooth skin and live in water or in damp places.  stumped – puzzled
  19. 19.  confided – told as a secret frustration – a feeling of anger and helplessness  specimen – one of a group taken to show what the others are like   (Next Slide)
  20. 20. i was unware that salamanders and lizard’s looked so similiar  I was unaware that salamanders and lizards looked so similar.  a salamanders skin are damp, a lizards is’nt  A salamander’s skin is damp. A lizard’s isn’t. 
  21. 21.  If he’s a lizard expert, then I’m the Queen of England.  He’s and I’m are contractions. Each contraction is made up of two words (he is and I am), with one letter replaced by an apostrophe.
  22. 22. A contraction is a shortened form of two words. An apostrophe takes the place of one or more letters. Some contractions are formed from a pronoun and a verb: she is = she’s.  Other contractions combine a verb and the word not: would not = wouldn’t.
  23. 23. Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs I am it us (has) I’m it’s I had (would) you had (would) I’d you’d they are she will they will they’re she’ll they’ll we have she is (has) we are we’ve she’s we’re she had (would) she’d he had (would) he’d you have he is (has) you are you’ve he’s you’re we will he will I have we’ll he’ll I’ve I will you will I’ll you’ll they have they’ve
  24. 24. Contractions with Verbs and not is not were not isn’t weren’t did not would not cannot didn’t wouldn’t can’t are not aren’t has not does not could not hasn’t doesn’t couldn’t was not have not wasn’t haven’t will not should not won’t shouldn’t
  25. 25.  Chief Brown is not happy.  isn’t  He is having difficulty solving a case.  He’s  It is about a missing salamander.  It’s
  26. 26.  I have read another Brown story.   Encyclopedia I have – I’ve I could not guess what was going to happen.  could not – couldn’t  That boy did not have any difficulties.  did not – didn’t
  27. 27. • distrust • uncertain • incomplete • unlikely • unfair • discontinue • unaware • disorder • discount • indirect • unopened • disrespect • unimportant • unlisted • disrepair • inability • disapprove • unsolved • disobey • unsuspecting • disintegrate • disillusioned • unconscious • unappetizing • intolerant
  28. 28. Question of the Day What talents and strategies does Encyclopedia use to solve cases?
  29. 29.  Context Clues  Plot  Vocabulary  Fluency: Echo Reading  Grammar: Contractions and Negatives  Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in Time for Science: Salamanders  Inquiry
  30. 30. Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues for Synonyms and Antonyms Turn to Page 490 - 491.
  31. 31. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander Turn to Page 492 - 497.
  32. 32.  Turn to page 486, paragraphs 5-9.  As I read, notice how I convey Chief Brown’s frustration about the unsolved case and Mrs. Brown’s surprise at the salamander’s value.  We will practice as a class doing three echo readings of this paragraph.
  33. 33. is it unfare to keep animals in captivity  Is it unfair to keep animals in captivity?  some animal’s dont seem to mind being in cajes  Some animals don’t seem to mind being in cages. 
  34. 34. A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of one or more letters.  Contractions can be formed from a pronoun and a verb ( I + am = I’m).  Contractions may also be formed from a verb and the word not (is + not = isn’t).
  35. 35. Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs I am it us (has) I’m it’s I had (would) you had (would) I’d you’d they are she will they will they’re she’ll they’ll we have she is (has) we are we’ve she’s we’re she had (would) she’d he had (would) he’d you have he is (has) you are you’ve he’s you’re we will he will I have we’ll he’ll I’ve I will you will I’ll you’ll they have they’ve
  36. 36. Contractions with Verbs and not is not were not isn’t weren’t did not would not cannot didn’t wouldn’t can’t are not aren’t has not does not could not hasn’t doesn’t couldn’t was not have not wasn’t haven’t will not should not won’t shouldn’t
  37. 37. • distrust • uncertain • incomplete • unlikely • unfair • discontinue • unaware • disorder • discount • indirect • unopened • disrespect • unimportant • unlisted • disrepair • inability • disapprove • unsolved • disobey • unsuspecting • disintegrate • disillusioned • unconscious • unappetizing • intolerant
  38. 38. Question of the Day How is the Encyclopedia Brown story like and unlike a puzzle?
  39. 39.  Prior Knowledge  Compare and Contrast  Vocabulary  Fluency: Characterization/Dialogue  Grammar: Contractions and Negatives  Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in Inquiry
  40. 40. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander Turn to Page 498 - 503.
  41. 41.  Turn to page 499, paragraphs 4-10.  As I read, notice how my voice reflects Encyclopedia’s feelings of excitement and triumph when he solves the case.  Now we will practice together as a class by doing three echo readings.
  42. 42. mouses seems perfectly happy as pets  Mice seem perfectly happy as pets.  im not so sure large animels such as bears and mooses, enjoy zoos  I’m not so sure large animals, such as bears and moose, enjoy zoos. 
  43. 43. A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of one or more letters.  Contractions can be formed from a pronoun and a verb ( I + am = I’m).  Contractions may also be formed from a verb and the word not (is + not = isn’t).
  44. 44. Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs I am it us (has) I’m it’s I had (would) you had (would) I’d you’d they are she will they will they’re she’ll they’ll we have she is (has) we are we’ve she’s we’re she had (would) she’d he had (would) he’d you have he is (has) you are you’ve he’s you’re we will he will I have we’ll he’ll I’ve I will you will I’ll you’ll they have they’ve
  45. 45. Contractions with Verbs and not is not were not isn’t weren’t did not would not cannot didn’t wouldn’t can’t are not aren’t has not does not could not hasn’t doesn’t couldn’t was not have not wasn’t haven’t will not should not won’t shouldn’t
  46. 46.  Using contractions makes writing sound like natural speech. I am glad he is here. I’m glad he’s here.  The second sentence sounds more informal and natural than the first sentence.
  47. 47.  Review something you have written to see if you can use contractions to make your writing sound more like natural speech.
  48. 48. • distrust • uncertain • incomplete • unlikely • unfair • discontinue • unaware • disorder • discount • indirect • unopened • disrespect • unimportant • unlisted • disrepair • inability • disapprove • unsolved • disobey • unsuspecting • disintegrate • disillusioned • unconscious • unappetizing • intolerant
  49. 49. Question of the Day Would you like a crime lab class in your school? What skills would you like to learn in such a class?
  50. 50.  Newspaper Article  Reading Across Texts  Content-Area Vocabulary  Fluency: Partner Reading  Grammar: Contractions and Negatives  Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in Time for Science: Experiments
  51. 51. “Young Detectives of Potterville Middle School” Turn to Page 504 - 507.
  52. 52.  Turn to page 499, paragraphs 4- 10.  Read these paragraphs three times with a partner. Be sure to read dialogue dramatically, showing Encyclopedia’s personality and emotions and offer each other feedback.
  53. 53. when i visit a new city i always see if theres a aquarium  When I visit a new city, I always see if there’s an aquarium.  i gone to one in florida last year  I went to one in Florida last year. 
  54. 54. A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of one or more letters.  Contractions can be formed from a pronoun and a verb ( I + am = I’m).  Contractions may also be formed from a verb and the word not (is + not = isn’t).
  55. 55. Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs I am it us (has) I’m it’s I had (would) you had (would) I’d you’d they are she will they will they’re she’ll they’ll we have she is (has) we are we’ve she’s we’re she had (would) she’d he had (would) he’d you have he is (has) you are you’ve he’s you’re we will he will I have we’ll he’ll I’ve I will you will I’ll you’ll they have they’ve
  56. 56. Contractions with Verbs and not is not were not isn’t weren’t did not would not cannot didn’t wouldn’t can’t are not aren’t has not does not could not hasn’t doesn’t couldn’t was not have not wasn’t haven’t will not should not won’t shouldn’t
  57. 57.  Test Tip: Most contractions formed from a verb and the word not have an apostrophe in place of the o in not but no other letter changes: isn’t, aren’t, don’t, doesn’t, wasn’t, weren’t, couldn’t, shouldn’t.  However, there are two exceptions: will not = won’t; cannot = can’t.
  58. 58. • distrust • uncertain • incomplete • unlikely • unfair • discontinue • unaware • disorder • discount • indirect • unopened • disrespect • unimportant • unlisted • disrepair • inability • disapprove • unsolved • disobey • unsuspecting • disintegrate • disillusioned • unconscious • unappetizing • intolerant
  59. 59. Question of the Day How can attention to detail help solve a problem?
  60. 60.  Build Concept Vocabulary  Plot  Idioms  Context Clue  Grammar: Contractions and Negatives  Spelling: Prefixes: un-, dis-, and in Card Catalog/Database  Inquiry
  61. 61. A plot, or underlying story structure, is found only in fiction.  A plot begins when a character has a problem or conflict.  The problem builds up during the rising action, is met directly at the climax, and comes to an end, as the action winds down, during the resolution.
  62. 62.  An idiom is a phrase or expression whose meaning cannot be understood from the ordinary meaning of the words that form it.  Context clues will sometimes help you figure out the meaning of an idiom.  Some idioms can be found in a dictionary by looking up a keyword contained in the idiom.
  63. 63.  Synonyms are words that mean the same or about the same.  Antonyms are words that are opposites.  A synonym or an antonym may appear as a context clue near an unfamiliar word.
  64. 64.  Reread the last paragraph on page 494 and look for a synonym for the word leaked.  Choose other story words, use a thesaurus to find a synonym and antonym for each word, and write sentences that include the story word and a synonym or antonym.
  65. 65. Word Synonym/Antonym Sentence
  66. 66.  How would you find books about salamanders in the library?  A card catalog and library database provide information to help readers find library books.  A card catalog has drawers with cards on each book in the library.
  67. 67.  The cards are organized alphabetically. You can search for a book by author, title, or subject.  The call number is an identification number that shows where each book is stored on the library shelves.
  68. 68. A library database is the online version of the card catalog.
  69. 69. john love snakes but hes afraid of spiders  John loves snakes, but he’s afraid of spiders.  lizard’s look like dinosaurs, but their a lot smaller  Lizards look like dinosaurs, but they’re a lot smaller. 
  70. 70. A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of one or more letters.  Contractions can be formed from a pronoun and a verb ( I + am = I’m).  Contractions may also be formed from a verb and the word not (is + not = isn’t).
  71. 71. Contractions with Pronouns and Verbs I am it us (has) I’m it’s I had (would) you had (would) I’d you’d they are she will they will they’re she’ll they’ll we have she is (has) we are we’ve she’s we’re she had (would) she’d he had (would) he’d you have he is (has) you are you’ve he’s you’re we will he will I have we’ll he’ll I’ve I will you will I’ll you’ll they have they’ve
  72. 72. Contractions with Verbs and not is not were not isn’t weren’t did not would not cannot didn’t wouldn’t can’t are not aren’t has not does not could not hasn’t doesn’t couldn’t was not have not wasn’t haven’t will not should not won’t shouldn’t
  73. 73. • distrust • uncertain • incomplete • unlikely • unfair • discontinue • unaware • disorder • discount • indirect • unopened • disrespect • unimportant • unlisted • disrepair • inability • disapprove • unsolved • disobey • unsuspecting • disintegrate • disillusioned • unconscious • unappetizing • intolerant
  74. 74. Story test › Classroom webpage, › Reading Test  AR › Other Reading Quizzes › Quiz # 
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