The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung Open Court Fifth Grade Unit 5 Lesson 5    Ms. Mercer    Nicholas Elementary    SCUSD
Spelling Words <ul><li>agent </li></ul><ul><li>tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>resident </li></ul><ul><li>present </li></ul><ul...
Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>writing </li></ul><ul><li>glittering </li></ul><ul><li>spend...
Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>writing </li></ul><ul><li>glittering </li></ul><ul><li>spend...
Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>mount </li></ul><ul><li>paramount </li></ul><ul><li>mountain...
Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>mount </li></ul><ul><li>paramount </li></ul><ul><li>mountain...
Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>Uncle </li></ul><ul><li>tample </li></ul><ul><li>amble </li>...
Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>Uncle </li></ul><ul><li>tample </li></ul><ul><li>amble </li>...
Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>protectant </li></ul><ul><li>ins...
Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>protectant </li></ul><ul><li>ins...
Vocabulary <ul><li>claim </li></ul><ul><li>levees </li></ul><ul><li>rocker </li></ul><ul><li>prospect </li></ul><ul><li>nu...
claim <ul><li>In 1852 he joins his uncle on a gold  claim  outside of San Francisco. </li></ul><ul><li>The gold prospector...
claim <ul><li>In 1852 he joins his uncle on a gold  claim  outside of San Francisco. </li></ul><ul><li>The gold prospector...
levees <ul><li>He decides to take his company to the Sacramento delta to build  levees . </li></ul><ul><li>The  levees  we...
levees <ul><li>He decides to take his company to the Sacramento delta to build  levees . </li></ul><ul><li>The  levees  we...
rocker <ul><li>The only sigsn that humans had  been here were the rotting  rockers  and ruined shacks </li></ul><ul><li>Du...
rocker <ul><li>The only signs that humans had  been here were the rotting  rockers  and ruined shacks </li></ul><ul><li>Du...
prospect <ul><li>This morning he told the Fox that he was going to stay and  prospect . Uncle said he would search around ...
prospect <ul><li>This morning he told the Fox that he was going to stay and  prospect . Uncle said he would search around ...
nugget <ul><li>I said that the owner had probably thought there would  nuggets  just waiting to be picked upriver. “Maybe ...
nugget <ul><li>I said that the owner had probably thought there would  nuggets  just waiting to be picked upriver. “Maybe ...
Background <ul><li>By 1852, the year when this story takes place, around 25,000 Chinese had immigrated to California to fi...
Background <ul><li>Gold mining in California changed the land in many ways, some of them were not good. The chemical mercu...
Background <ul><li>Most Chinese immigrants did not become rich from gold mining, but were able to survive by finding other...
Background <ul><li>Chinese immigrants often worked together as a form of protection. White miners were often often prejudi...
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    1. 1. The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung Open Court Fifth Grade Unit 5 Lesson 5  Ms. Mercer  Nicholas Elementary  SCUSD
    2. 2. Spelling Words <ul><li>agent </li></ul><ul><li>tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>resident </li></ul><ul><li>present </li></ul><ul><li>assistant </li></ul><ul><li>different </li></ul><ul><li>permanent </li></ul><ul><li>prominent </li></ul><ul><li>apparent </li></ul><ul><li>dependent </li></ul><ul><li>confident </li></ul><ul><li>represent </li></ul><ul><li>violent </li></ul><ul><li>recent </li></ul><ul><li>continent </li></ul><ul><li>immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>important </li></ul><ul><li>protectant </li></ul><ul><li>insistent </li></ul><ul><li>hesitant </li></ul>
    3. 3. Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>writing </li></ul><ul><li>glittering </li></ul><ul><li>spending </li></ul><ul><li>climbing </li></ul>
    4. 4. Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>writing </li></ul><ul><li>glittering </li></ul><ul><li>spending </li></ul><ul><li>climbing </li></ul><ul><li>The pattern is the –ing ending which is the participle form of verbs. They can be verbs (he was writing ), adjectives (the glittering star), or as nouns (he improved his writing ). </li></ul>
    5. 5. Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>mount </li></ul><ul><li>paramount </li></ul><ul><li>mountain </li></ul><ul><li>mountaineer </li></ul>
    6. 6. Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>mount </li></ul><ul><li>paramount </li></ul><ul><li>mountain </li></ul><ul><li>mountaineer </li></ul><ul><li>The pattern is words with the mount root, which means to project (or stick out). </li></ul>
    7. 7. Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>Uncle </li></ul><ul><li>tample </li></ul><ul><li>amble </li></ul><ul><li>grumble </li></ul><ul><li>regrettable </li></ul>
    8. 8. Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>Uncle </li></ul><ul><li>tample </li></ul><ul><li>amble </li></ul><ul><li>grumble </li></ul><ul><li>regrettable </li></ul><ul><li>The pattern is words with the –le ending. These have a consonant before the ending. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>protectant </li></ul><ul><li>insistent </li></ul><ul><li>hesitant </li></ul>
    10. 10. Word Knowledge <ul><li>What is the pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>protectant </li></ul><ul><li>insistent </li></ul><ul><li>hesitant </li></ul><ul><li>The pattern is –ant and –ent ending (our spelling pattern). </li></ul>
    11. 11. Vocabulary <ul><li>claim </li></ul><ul><li>levees </li></ul><ul><li>rocker </li></ul><ul><li>prospect </li></ul><ul><li>nugget </li></ul>
    12. 12. claim <ul><li>In 1852 he joins his uncle on a gold claim outside of San Francisco. </li></ul><ul><li>The gold prospectors build a shack on their claim . </li></ul>
    13. 13. claim <ul><li>In 1852 he joins his uncle on a gold claim outside of San Francisco. </li></ul><ul><li>The gold prospectors build a shack on their claim . </li></ul>a section of land declared as belonging to one person or group of people
    14. 14. levees <ul><li>He decides to take his company to the Sacramento delta to build levees . </li></ul><ul><li>The levees were like a long hill blocking the river from the land next to it. </li></ul>
    15. 15. levees <ul><li>He decides to take his company to the Sacramento delta to build levees . </li></ul><ul><li>The levees were like a long hill blocking the river from the land next to it. </li></ul>an embankment built along a river to keep the river from overflowing
    16. 16. rocker <ul><li>The only sigsn that humans had been here were the rotting rockers and ruined shacks </li></ul><ul><li>During the Gold Rush, prospectors used rockers to seperate gold from soil. </li></ul>
    17. 17. rocker <ul><li>The only signs that humans had been here were the rotting rockers and ruined shacks </li></ul><ul><li>During the Gold Rush, prospectors used rockers to seperate gold from soil. </li></ul>a device used to separate gold from sand and dirt
    18. 18. prospect <ul><li>This morning he told the Fox that he was going to stay and prospect . Uncle said he would search around here for a new claim. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Gold Rush, many people moved to California to prospect for gold. </li></ul>
    19. 19. prospect <ul><li>This morning he told the Fox that he was going to stay and prospect . Uncle said he would search around here for a new claim. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Gold Rush, many people moved to California to prospect for gold. </li></ul>to look for gold
    20. 20. nugget <ul><li>I said that the owner had probably thought there would nuggets just waiting to be picked upriver. “Maybe even big as melons,” Uncle had to laugh. </li></ul><ul><li>Her favorite necklace was a gold nugget on string. </li></ul>
    21. 21. nugget <ul><li>I said that the owner had probably thought there would nuggets just waiting to be picked upriver. “Maybe even big as melons,” Uncle had to laugh. </li></ul><ul><li>Her favorite necklace was a gold nugget on string. </li></ul>a solid lump
    22. 22. Background <ul><li>By 1852, the year when this story takes place, around 25,000 Chinese had immigrated to California to find gold or other work. At that time, there was not enough food in China which led to starvation. This meant people had to leave China to survive. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Background <ul><li>Gold mining in California changed the land in many ways, some of them were not good. The chemical mercury, which was used to separate gold from rock, is still in river water of our area today. Hills and mountains were “moved” to find gold. Some places still cannot support plants because of what happened. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Background <ul><li>Most Chinese immigrants did not become rich from gold mining, but were able to survive by finding other work. Most of the work was hard, manual labor (like building the railroads). They often sent the money they made home to China, to help their families. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Background <ul><li>Chinese immigrants often worked together as a form of protection. White miners were often often prejudiced, and would sometimes threaten and hurt the Chinese. </li></ul>

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