The Strongest One

The Strongest One is a Native American tale, retold by Joseph Bruchac in the form of a play. Students will enjoy reading and acting out this fantasy that details what the main character, Little Red Ant learns about being strong.

Our paired selection is a nonfiction science article by John Jacobs. Anteaters describes the habitat and habits of a very unusual creature - one that Little Red Ant would be wise to avoid!

Help your child prepare for this week's vocabulary quiz by practicing the list words and their definitions with the series of Java Games you'll find in the Quia Activities section just below the purple part of this page. There are four games which range in difficulty from Flashcards, to Matching, to Concentration, and finally, Word Search. Your child can view or print the vocabulary list and definitions from any of the games by clicking the List of Terms link at the top. Once he has mastered the words and definitions, he should click the link for the Vocabulary Cloze Activity which will provide practice using list words in sentence context.

At the bottom of this page you'll find a section called Useful Links. In it I have provided Internet links to activities, information, and enrichment for this week's Reading selections. These links are for you to use with your child(ren) at home. Our spelling list words contain consonant digraphs tch, ch, sh, th,and wh, so you'll find a link to a spelling game that stresses ending digraphs. This week's grammar skill is identifying commands and exclamations and punctuating them correctly, so I've included links for that skill near the bottom of the list.

We have reached the end of Unit 1: Exploration in Reading. Next week I will be assessing the learning that has taken place in the course of the first five weeks of school. Students can prepare for the vocabulary portion of the unit test by playing the Hangman Game I have designed specifically for that purpose. The game can be accessed using the link in the Quia Activities section below. There is also a great unit vocabulary review near the bottom of the Useful links section; look for the link called ***Vocabulary Practice for Unit 1.*** This link has several types of review and practice, games, and quizzes to help kids prepare for the unit test. My students will take the unit vocabulary test online in our computer lab next Thursday.

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My Quia activities and quizzes
Vocabulary Practice for The Strongest One
Vocabuary Practice Games
The Strongest One Vocabulary Cloze Activitiy
Unit 1 Vocabulary Review Hangman Game
Prepare for next week's Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz
Useful links
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