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1 Ranita, The Frog Princess by Carmen Agra Deedy
Unit 3: Story 4Ranita, The Frog Princess by Carmen Agra DeedyOral LanguageDay 1Focus Question:Why is it important to keep promises?Build Background pg 338Read Aloud:“Another Op’nin’, Another Show”pg 339A – 339BDay 2Focus Question:What is the lesson or message of this play?Day 3Focus Question:How are the characters and events in The Frog Prince and Ranita, The Frog Princess similar?Summarize pg 349Day 4Focus Question:Think about the characters described in this article and those in Ranita, the Frog Princess. How are the characters alike? How are they different?Day 5- REVIEWFocus Question:How would you treat a friend who did not honor a promise? Would you be willing to forgive him or her? Explain why or why not.Word StudyDay 1:Spelling:Spelling StrategyPlurals 367EPretest –Spelling PB pg 79PracticeSpelling PB pg 80Vocabulary:Introduce WordsText pg 341 and TE 367CPB pg 119StrategyAnalogies: Synonyms and AntonymsText pg 340Day 3Day 4Day 2Day 5- REVIEWSpelling:Post Test 367FPhonics/Spelling PB 84Word Study:Plurals 339C – 339DPB pg 118Spelling:Word Meanings 367FPhonics/Spelling PB pg 82Spelling:Proofread 367FPhonics/Spelling Book 83Spelling:Word Sorts 367EPhonics/Spelling PB pg 81Vocabulary:Assess WordsConnect to Writing 367DVocabulary:Review WordsSynonyms and AntonymsPg 342, 367CPB pg 125Vocabulary:Review WordsRelated Words 267DVocabulary:Review WordsMorphology 367D

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Unit 3: Story 4Ranita, The Frog Princess by Carmen Agra DeedyReadingDay 1ReadThe Frog PrinceText pgsComprehensionStrategy: Monitor Comp.341A – 341BSkill – ThemePB pg 120FluencyModel Fluency 339BDay 2ReadRanita, The Frog PrincesspgsComprehensionStrategy: Monitor Comp.Skill: ThemePB pg 121FluencyRepeated Reading: Expression 361ADay 3ReadContinue - Ranita, The Frog PrincesspgsComprehension Checkpg 361Review Skill:Draw Conclusions 361BPB pg 123FluencyRepeated Reading: Expression 361APB pg 122Day 4ReadAnd Still More TalespgComprehensionGenre: ExpositoryText FeatureLiterary Elements Theme pg 362PB pg 124FluencyRepeated Reading: Expression 361ADay 5-REVIEWReadSelf-Selected Reading 338KPB pg 126ComprehensionConnect and Compare 365FluencyPractice 338KWritingDay 1Daily Writing:Write a paragraph about a recent domestic chore you did. Why did you do it?Trait: Word ChoiceDescriptive Language365A-365BGrammar:DLA: 367GComplex Sentences 367GGram. PB pg 66Day 2Daily Writing:Write a paragraph about a recent promise you made. How did you keep it?Reading/Writing ConnectionGrammar:DLA: 367GComplex Sentences 367GGram. PB pg 67Day 3Daily Writing:Write an invitation to a family member inviting him or her to your school play.Trait: Word ChoiceDescriptive Language367AGrammar:DLA: 367GComplex Sentences 367HGram. PB pg 68Day 4Day 5- REVIEWDaily Writing:Write a dialogue between tow frog characters. In the dialogue, have them discuss their daily routines.Trait: Sentence FluencySentence Variety367AGrammar:DLA: 367GComplex Sentences 367HGram. PB pg 69Daily Writing:Suppose you have the chance to act in the school play, make the scenery, or design the costumes, Which would you choose and why?Conferencing:367BGrammar:DLA: 367GComplex Sentences 367HGram. PB pg 70


The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy & Randall Wright

Illustrated by Barry Moser

Ages 8-12

Skilley, an alley cat with an embarrassing secret, longs to escape his street-cat life. Tired of dodging fishwives’ brooms and carriage wheels, he hopes to trade London’s damp alleyways for the warmth of ye olde Cheshire Cheese Inn. He strikes a bargain with Pip, an erudite mouse: Skilley will protect the mice who live at the inn, and in turn, the mice will provide Skilley with the thing he desires most.

But when Skilley and Pip are drawn into a crisis of monumental proportions involving a tyrannical cook, an unethical barmaid, and a malevolent tomcat, their new friendship is pushed to its limits. The escalating crisis threatens the peace not only of the Cheshire Cheese Inn but also the British Monarchy!

Unbeknownst to Skilley and Pip, however, they have a secret ally: a famous author who scribbles away many an afternoon in ye olde Cheshire Cheese Inn…

http://www.cheshirecheesecat.com

14 Cows for America

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy

Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

Contributions by Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah

Ages 6-10

This New York Times Bestseller is a true story of hope and generosity, and the gift a small Kenyan village makes to the people of America. This children’s book was done in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah and features stunning illustrations by Thomas Gonzalez.

http://www.14cowsforamerica.com/

***This title is also available in Spanish***

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy

Illustrated by Michael Austin

Ages 4-8

Martina the beautiful cockroach doesn’t know coffee beans about love and marriage. That’s where her Cuban family comes in. While some of the Cucarachas offer her gifts to make her more attractive, only Abuela, her grandmother, gives her something really useful: un consejo increíble, some shocking advice.

http://www.beautifulmartina.com/

***This title is also available in Spanish and on CD***

The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy

Illustrated by Henri SØrensen

Ages 8-12

For centuries, the Star of David was a symbol of Jewish pride. But during World War II, Nazis used the star to segregate and terrorize the Jewish people. Except in Denmark. When Nazi soldiers occupied his country, King Christian X of Denmark committed himself to keeping all Danes safe from harm.

The Library Dragon

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy

Illustrated by Michael White

When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon?

“She kept a fiery eye out to make sure no one removed any books from the shelves…. The very thought of sticky little fingers touching and clutching, pawing and clawing, smearing and tearing her precious books just made her hot under the collar.”

The Secret of Old Zeb

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy

Illustrated by Michael White

Ages 6-10

Walter Higgins is a scrappy child with a great imagination, yet is still not quite sure of himself. In fact, he feels lost when he is shipped off to Boston to visit his unknown Great Aunt Hortensia (“the Warden”) while his parents pursue their own dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Walter feels he is in for the worst summer ever. But then he befriends a mysterious neighbor, Old Zeb, a lonely, grizzled sailor who builds ships in bottles. Deep in the cavernous confines of the cellar, Old Zeb lets Walter in on the Great Secret Project and his lifelong dream.

Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy

Illustrated by Laura L. Seeley

Ages 4-8

Agatha loves her new feather bed, but when six shivering, naked geese pay her a visit to discuss the origin of the feathers, is her goose cooked?

***This title is also available in Spanish***

The Last Dance

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy

Illustrated by Debrah Santini

Ages 8-12

Bessie and Ninny are the best of friends. Sometimes on milk-moon nights, Ninny throws buttons at Bessie’s window. When Bessie peeps outside, Ninny sings: “Bessie, oh Bessie! Come dance with me! For I hate to dance alone, Where the old men sleep, And the women weep, And the wild, fey children roam.” Down the drainpipe Bessie slides to visit Ninny, and off they go.

Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy

Audio CD

Come along with popular storyteller and author Carmen Deedy on this journey through her childhood—a journey that takes Carmen from her island roots in Havana, Cuba, to small-town Southern life in Decatur, Georgia.

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