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Celebrating Traditions. Theme Two: Houghton Mifflin Reading Mr. Mills 3 rd Grade. What does each of these symbols represent?. Introducing the Theme. What is a tradition?. What are some traditions you follow?. Where do these traditions come from?. Brainstorming Traditions. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Celebrating TraditionsTheme Two: Houghton Mifflin ReadingMr. Mills3rd Grade

  • What does each of these symbols represent?

  • Introducing the ThemeWhat is a tradition?

    What are some traditions you follow?

    Where do these traditions come from?

  • Brainstorming Traditions Does your family celebrate any traditions or customs different than those of our American culture?Different Family Traditions

  • Practice Book Using practice book page 93, describe a tradition that you celebrate. Think about the following information to include:

    When do you celebrate it?Where do you go?Who shares the celebration with you?What do you do to honor the event?Why do you celebrate that event?What is your favorite part?

  • The Keeping QuiltPatricia Polacco

  • Quilt-Making VocabularyBorderA part that forms the outside edge of somethingGatheringA coming together of peopleNeedlesSmall thin tools used for sewingScrapsLeftover bits of clothSewnFastened with stitches using a needle and threadThreadedPassed thread through the eye of a needle

  • Matching Vocabulary with MeaningWrite the vocabulary word that best fits the meaning of the picture. Use the word bank below to help you spell the vocabulary word correctly.Border Gathering Needles Scraps Sewn Threaded

  • Quilting Vocabulary Categorization

    We will sort our vocabularywords by the parts of speech we are studying in class.

    Define the parts of speech:

    NounVerbAdjectiveDouble click to open Smart notebook link

  • Reading Background Turn to page 158 of your reading book. We will read about how these words are correctly used. Complete practice book page 95 by yourself.

  • Thinking About the SelectionWhy does Annas mother start the tradition of the Keeping Quilt?

    Compare each daughter to her mothers wedding. How is each wedding different and the same?

    How do you think Patricia Polacco feels about family? Give examples from the story.

    What does the Keeping Quilt help the family keep?

    Why do you think Polacco has drawn only part of each illustration in color?

  • Using Our VocabularyBorderGatheringNeedlesScrapsSewnThreadedRewrite the vocabulary words in the correct category.Words about SewingWords about PeopleWords about Cloth

  • Grandpas Baseball Card

  • Gathering






    A group of people coming togetherA person who works in a libraryIn sports, the attempts to prevent the other team for scoringA long-term occupation or jobGreat ability or a special skillFastened with stitches using a needle and thread

  • Using the VocabularyThe _________ helped me find a good book.

    Everyone says I have a _________ for singing.

    My kimono was hand ________.

    When you are in high school you should start thinking about your future __________.

    Every Thanksgiving there is a huge ________ at my house.

    Word Banksewn talented gathering librarian defense career

  • Independent PracticeComplete the vocabulary handout independently.

    When you are finished, read Grandpas Baseball Card.

  • Think About the Selection Why is the Willie Mays card so important to Carls mother and grandfather?

    How does Carl feel when he receives the card for his birthday? Why?

    What does Carl do to learn about Willie Mays?

  • Willie Mays Enrichment

  • Teacher Read Aloud: Presidents DayWhat are some ways the nation honors both Presidents? What other ways is George Washington honored?What are some ways that children celebrate Presidents Day?How do adults honor these two Presidents?

  • Grandmas RecordsEric Velasquez

  • Salsa Music VocabularySalsaCongaPercussionPerformingRecordsTheater

    A style of Spanish dance music that mixes African, Cuban, jazz, and rock.A tall, narrow drum with one head that is played by beating with the hands.A family of instruments played by being struck or shaken.Presenting something for an audience.A grooved disc that can be played on a phonograph.A building where plays, movies, or concerts are presented.

  • Show what you know!conga percussion performing record salsa theater

  • Practice your VocabularyComplete practice book page 115, using what you now know about our vocabulary.

  • Other words you will seeEl BarrioMerengueDominican RepublicNightclubsPigeon peasBronxSpectacularA neighborhood where many Spanish people liveA type of fast dance musicA country where people speak SpanishClubs that stay open late and have dancing or musicA kind of pea grown in warm climatesA section of New York City where many people liveImpressive or amazing

  • ComprehensionWhat is so special about Grandmas favorite song?

    What are some things the boy learns from his grandmother?

    Look at the illustration on page 196. Why do you think this is so different?

    What does the author mean when he says Grandma wrapped me in her world of music?

  • Reading Skill: Categorizing InformationSorting details into groups helps us better understand and keep track of what is happening in a story.The boys experience listening to music on recordsThe boys experience listening to music at a concert

  • Reading Skill: Categorizing InformationPractice independently, using page 116 of your practice book.On His OwnWith his GrandmaThings the boy did at Grandmas House

  • Enrichment ConnectionsLets watch and listen to a Hispanic band playing the merengue.

  • Miyu and the Cranes for Peace

  • VocabularyEarthquakeStationaryFestivalCranesPerformersOrigami

    A shaking or trembling of the earths crust.Paper goods and writing supplies.A celebration or a fair.Birds with long legs and necks that wade in water.People who act, sing, or dance.A Japanese art of folding paper to look like different things

  • Show what you know!EarthquakestationaryfestivalCranesperformersorigami

  • ComprehensionHow is Miyu able to learn about what life was like in Japan?

    How do Miyus classmates learn origami?

    What is special about the origami cranes?

    Describe some Japanese customs you learned about in this story?

  • Additional EnrichmentWe will listen to a traditional Japanese folktale involving cranes.Remember that folktales are stories passed down from generation to generation.Think about the message, or lesson to be learned, in The Crane Maiden.http://www.unitedstreaming.com/personalized/myContent.cfm?guidFolder=71ea6e65-96ff-4910-aeb0-9f00ae056668&rand=7074B112-18FE-8925-CCBAD4841C17B625&tabDisplay=myContent

  • Independent EnrichmentIf you have completed all of your other work, you may try to make an origami crane. Use the web link and follow the directions.Good luck!http://www.monkey.org/~aidan/origami/crane/

  • Story Telling TreesPay close attention to the details in this story. We will need them to answer questions after reading.What must a tree be like to be chosen to become a story-telling tree?What details show that a totem-pole carving today is different than in the past?What details show that raising a totem pole long ago was hard work?

  • The Talking ClothBy Rhonda Mitchell

  • Cloth from Ghana Vocabulary Ghana is a country on the continent of Africa. Our vocabulary focuses on words related to the cloth made in Ghana.CollectionEmbroideredRoyaltySymbolsWealthFlourishA group of objects with something in common.Decorated by sewing designs with thread or yarn.Members of a royal family.Designs that stand for other things or ideas.Plenty of money or other valuable things.A dramatic waving motion or a showy way of doing something

  • Using the Vocabulary: collectionflourishroyalty embroideredsymbols wealth

  • Practicing the VocabularyRead the building background for The Talking Cloth on pages 215 and 215.

    Complete practice book page 130 to show that you understand the vocabulary.

  • Thinking about the StoryWhy do you think Aunt Phoebe likes to collect things?Why does Amber enjoy visiting Aunt Phoebe?How does the Talking Cloth talk, and what does it say?What does Aunt Phoebe mean when she says that Amber has grown inside?

  • Fly-Fishing with GrandpaWritten by Matthew C. Hart

  • Fly-Fishing VocabularyCollectionFliesFlourishCastingPatienceConcentrateA group of objects with something in common.Fishhooks made to look like insects.An energetic or dramatic waving motion.Throwing or flingingThe ability to put up with trouble or a delay without complaining.Paying attention, keeping your thoughts focused.

  • Using the VocabularyFlies collection flourish casting patience concentrate

  • Working IndependentlyShow your understanding and correctly complete the vocabulary handout.

    Read the story independently.

    Look over the questions on the back page of the book.

  • Punxsutawney Phil

  • Reading Skill FocusMost informational writing is organized by topic, main ideas, and supporting details.

    The topic is what the writing is about.

    The main ideas are the important points or facts.

    The supporting details are facts, examples, and information about the main ideas.

  • As I read aloud, you listen and try to identify the topic, main ideas, and supporting details.Punxsutawney PhilTopic

    Main Idea:Main Idea:Supporting Details

    Supporting Details

  • Dancing RainbowsBy Evelyn Clarke Mott

  • Vocabulary: Native American DancePeople ones family comes fromPeople who are older and respectedTo show special respect forCopying wha