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Just Words, Alphabetical Writing Systems, Day 2 (Unit 1)

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  • You will learn more about words than most people know and this will help you read more efficiently. I will read you a short passage about the history of writing systems, and then we will talk about it. Ready? PRIDE Position!
  • It would take a very long time to write hieroglyphs!
  • Let’s make another word from these letters. See, change just one letter and you have another word. Let’s change some more letters…see how we have endless options!!
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    • 1. Just Words
      Ms. Angala
      Jefferson Academy
      Int’l Baccalaureate MS
    • 2. FIRST FIVE!
      1. Come in quietly and take your seat
      2. Place materials on desk
      3. Take out HW assignment
      4. Write down HW assignment in agenda book
      5. Begin “Do Now”
    • 3. DO NOW! (3 min)
      • 1. Look at the Hieroglyphics table.
      • 4. 2. Spell your name using the symbols in the Hieroglyphic table.
      • 5. 3. Be ready to show your answers.
    • OBJECTIVES:
      By the end of the lesson, SWBAT:
      1. discuss and illustrate information about the history of Alphabetical Writing Systems.
      2. translate selected words into hieroglyphic symbols.
      3. demonstrate the idea of making words with letters which represents sounds.
      …at 80% accuracy during quick checks and formative assessments
    • 6. What is Hyroglyphics?- It consist of pictures of familiar objects that represent sounds. - They were used in ancient Egypt as a means of written communication.
    • 7. I DO:
      Please stay in PRIDE Position as Ms. Angala reads to you:
      “About Written English”
    • 8. WE DO: (15min)
      Let’s have a review of the passage that I just read to you!
      Follow along with the pictures that you have on your desk as we do a recap.
      Copy the underlined words inside the box of your illustrations page.
    • 9. Approximately 5,000 years ago a new kind of writing system was used.
    • 10. The first known alphabet was made by Egyptians. They made 22 symbols that matched some of their sounds. These symbols were called hieroglyphs.
      Copy these hierogryphs in your Student Challenge Books, box 4.
    • 11. In English there are now 26 letters that are used to represent all words. They are made by rearranging a few basic shapes of lines, curves and circles, and dots.
    • 12. In our alphabetical writing system, these letters represent sounds, not words, and the sounds are put together to make hundreds and hundreds of words.
    • 13. Sound it off!
      m
      A
      t
      …put them together!
      mat
    • 14. YOU DO! (3min)
      1. Pair up with your buddy.
      2. Retell the story using the pictures that you have to your partner.
      3. Refer to the hieroglyphics table, write with the hieroglyphics to spell a 3-letter word and see if your partner can decipher it.
      Luckily, our alphabetical system is now easier than the hieroglyphics!!
    • 15. 1. Get your Student Challenge Books from your accordion folder.
      2. Turn to the Brief History of English Language page.
      3. Write the 26 letters of the alphabet in box 5.
    • 16. Quick Check: (3min)
      What is Just Words; why is it important? – 3 Trojan bucks!
      What is hieroglyphics and why is it important? - 3 Trojan bucks!
    • 17. Did we meet the OBJECTIVES?
      By the end of the lesson, SWBAT:
      1. discuss and illustrate information about the history of Alphabetical Writing Systems.
      2. translate selected words into hieroglyphic symbols.
      3. demonstrate the idea of making words with letters which represents sounds.
      …at 80% accuracy during quick checks and formative assessments
    • 18. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
      You deserve a Chimpan-CHEER!!!
    • 19. LAST FIVE!
      1. Homework in homework folder
      2. Notes in folders
      3. Materials put away
      4. Clean desk and area
      5. Line up when instructed

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