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Lesson 1

A Fine, Fine School  
by Sharon Creech --- illustrated by Harry Bliss
*Access Student Book start on pg. 10
Target Vocabulary: principal, strolled, proud, worried, soared, announced, certainly, fine
Vocabulary Strategy: Multiple-meaning words
Phonics Skills: Short vowels a, e, i, o, u; words with the VCCV pattern
Comprehnsion Skills: Story Structure -- name the setting, characters, and plot in a story
Comprehension Strategy: Summarize -- tell the important parts of the story in your own words
 Written Language:
Subject and Predicates: Every sentence has two parts; a subject and a predicate.
The Subject of a Sentence:
  -A Sentence is a group of words that tells a complete thought. The subject is the part of a sentence taht tells whom or what the sentence is about.
  -The subject usually comes at the beginning of the sentence. The subject can be one word or more, than one word.
  -The complete subject includes all the words in the subject.
      ex. Our teacher loves school.
            All our desks are neat.
The Predicate of a Sentence:
  -The predicate is the part of a sentence that tells what the subject does or is.
  -The predicate can be one word or more than one word. The complete predicate includes all the words in the predicate.
       ex. The students walk to school.
             Billy is a happy student.
Short Vowels
Tic-Tac-Toe Menu -- see attachment at bottom of page

1. crop

2. plan

3. thing

4. smell

5. shut

6. sticky

7. spent

8. lunch

9. pumpkin

10. clock

11. gift

12. class

13. skip

14. swing

15. next

16. hug

17. hospital

18. fantastic