This week marked the beginning of the third session of ALO. The students previewed and started reading My Father's Dragon. We worked on:
-using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words.
-explaining the importance of characters and events.
-describing the characters and setting.
NEW vocabulary words that we came across included: obliged and inhabited.
Students should read chapter 2 by next class (during their independent reading time at school) and answer a question about a vocabulary word.
Some other stories related to My Father's Dragon include:
Cross-Country Cat, Calhoun
The Dragons are Singing Tonight, Prelutsky
The Dragon that Ate Summer, Seabrooke
Dragon's Egg, Thomson
Other books in the My Father's Dragon series include: Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland.
Katie and the Sad Noise and The Wonderful House-Boat Train are books that may be used to enrich text-comparisons.