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What Jo Did
Written and Illustrated by:
Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Summary
Imagine that you could
jump as high as a
basket ball rim. That’s exactly
what Joanna Marie, or Jo, could
do. Jo ma...
Study Skills
Genre: Fiction
Comprehension Skill:
Cause and Effect
Comprehension Strategy:
Prior Knowledge
Comprehensio...
Genre: Fiction
Fiction often has
characters and events
that seem real. Try to
picture this story taking
place where you l...
Comprehension Skill Tested –
Cause and Effect Te112
An effect is something that happens.
A cause explains why it happens...
Comprehension Skill Review –
Draw Conclusions TE 153
When you draw conclusions,
you use details and what you
already know...
Vocabulary Strategy
Suffixes -able and Prefixes -un
Suffixes and prefixes have
their own meanings.
The prefix -un means ...
Vocabulary Strategy
Suffixes -able and Prefixes -un
The suffix –able means “able
to be ____ed,” as in enjoyable.
The suf...
Review Questions
1. What does Joanna do to
T.J.’s jump shot? Why does
he react the way he does?
2. Why do the boys ask Joa...
Review Questions
1. What is the theme or “big idea” of
this story?
2. Which boy changes his attitude the
most about Joanna...
Vocabulary - Say It
fouled
hoop
jersey
rim
marveled
unbelievabl
e
speechless
swatted
More Words to Know
backboard
dribbling
dunk
accept
learn
nervous
unbelievable
incredible; hard to
think of as true or
real
swatted
hit sharply or
violently
speechless
not able to talk
rim
an edge, border, or
margin on or around
anything
marveled
was filled with wonder;
was astonished
jersey
a shirt that is
pulled over the
head, made of a
soft, knitted cloth
hoop
a ring or round flat
band
fouled
in sports, made an
unfair play
against
backboard
in basketball,
the flat, elevated
surface of wood, glass,
or plastic on which the
basket on a basketball
court ...
dribbling
moving a ball
by bouncing it
dunk
to shoot a basketball
by leaping, so that the
hands are above the
rim, and throwing the
ball down through the
netting
nervous
easily excited
or upset,
restless; uneasy
accept
to receive with
liking and
approval
learn
to become able
by study or
practice
I was so nervous
and scared I
dropped the ball.
I was so nervous
and scared I
dropped the
ball.
We need to accept
each other as we
are and be kind.
We need to accept
each other as we
are and be kind.
How would you
like to learn how
to play?
How would you
like to learn
how to play?
He was
unbelievable
under the basket!
He was
unbelievable
under the
basket!
The ball bounced
off the rim.
The ball bounced
off the rim.
Max swatted the ball
away and kept it out
of the basket.
Max swatted the ball
away and kept it out
of the basket.
I have always
marveled at the way
he can play ball.
I have always
marveled at the way
he can play ball.
Her performance
tonight left me
speechless.
Her performance
tonight left me
speechless.
He was fouled by
the other player
and did not make
his basket.
He was fouled by
the other player
and did not
make his
basket.
He was bouncing the
ball down the court
toward the other
team’s hoop.
He was bouncing the
ball down the court
toward the other
team’s hoop.
Lots of boys want to
wear Peyton
Manning’s jersey
number.
Lots of boys want to
wear Peyton
Manning’s jersey
number.
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  1. 1. What Jo Did Written and Illustrated by: Charles R. Smith, Jr.
  2. 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. 3. Study Skills Genre: Fiction Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect Comprehension Strategy: Prior Knowledge Comprehension Review Skill: Draw Conclusions Vocabulary: Prefixes and Suffixes
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Review Questions 1. What does Joanna do to T.J.’s jump shot? Why does he react the way he does? 2. Why do the boys ask Joanna to play ball? 3.Why do you think she hid the fact that she was a girl?
  10. 10. Review Questions 1. What is the theme or “big idea” of this story? 2. Which boy changes his attitude the most about Joanna? What are some ways it changed? 3. Why does T.J. tell her to leave her hat at home at the end of the story?
  11. 11. Vocabulary - Say It fouled hoop jersey rim marveled unbelievabl e speechless swatted
  12. 12. More Words to Know backboard dribbling dunk accept learn nervous
  13. 13. unbelievable incredible; hard to think of as true or real
  14. 14. swatted hit sharply or violently
  15. 15. speechless not able to talk
  16. 16. rim an edge, border, or margin on or around anything
  17. 17. marveled was filled with wonder; was astonished
  18. 18. jersey a shirt that is pulled over the head, made of a soft, knitted cloth
  19. 19. hoop a ring or round flat band
  20. 20. fouled in sports, made an unfair play against
  21. 21. backboard in basketball, the flat, elevated surface of wood, glass, or plastic on which the basket on a basketball court is fastened
  22. 22. dribbling moving a ball by bouncing it
  23. 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. 24. nervous easily excited or upset, restless; uneasy
  25. 25. accept to receive with liking and approval
  26. 26. learn to become able by study or practice
  27. 27. I was so nervous and scared I dropped the ball.
  28. 28. I was so nervous and scared I dropped the ball.
  29. 29. We need to accept each other as we are and be kind.
  30. 30. We need to accept each other as we are and be kind.
  31. 31. How would you like to learn how to play?
  32. 32. How would you like to learn how to play?
  33. 33. He was unbelievable under the basket!
  34. 34. He was unbelievable under the basket!
  35. 35. The ball bounced off the rim.
  36. 36. The ball bounced off the rim.
  37. 37. Max swatted the ball away and kept it out of the basket.
  38. 38. Max swatted the ball away and kept it out of the basket.
  39. 39. I have always marveled at the way he can play ball.
  40. 40. I have always marveled at the way he can play ball.
  41. 41. Her performance tonight left me speechless.
  42. 42. Her performance tonight left me speechless.
  43. 43. He was fouled by the other player and did not make his basket.
  44. 44. He was fouled by the other player and did not make his basket.
  45. 45. He was bouncing the ball down the court toward the other team’s hoop.
  46. 46. He was bouncing the ball down the court toward the other team’s hoop.
  47. 47. Lots of boys want to wear Peyton Manning’s jersey number.
  48. 48. Lots of boys want to wear Peyton Manning’s jersey number.

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