Lesson 13 Notes - New Lenox School District 122

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Lesson 13
Notes
“Escaping
the Giant
Wave”
Subject Pronouns & Antecedents
 Can take the place of ONE or MORE nouns as the
SUBJECT of a sentence.
Subject Pronouns
I
He
She
They
We
Who
It*
You*
What*
Examples
 Mrs. Didier went to the store. | I/She went to the store.
 Kathy bought a taffy apple. | She bought a taffy apple.
 Who went to the store? | (Mrs.Didier) replaces “WHO”
 What was bought? | (Taffy apple) replaces “WHAT”
Object Pronouns

Takes the place of ONE or MORE nouns AFTER an ACTION VERB or
PREPOSITION.
Object Pronouns
Me
Him
Her
Them
Us
Whom
It*
You*
What*
Examples
 May bought a whistle.| May bought it.
 Sara went to school with Bill.| Sara went to school with him.
 May bought what? | (whistle) replaces “WHAT”
 Sara went to school with whom? | (Bill) replaces “WHOM”
Gender & Number

A pronoun’s gender tells whether it is masculine, feminine,
or neutral.

A pronoun’s number tells whether it is singular or plural.

Examples:

We purchased a new CD.

Does Gina want to come with her?

Grandma brought presents for him.

They went to the movies.
Hints, Tips, & Tricks!
 Go back to your lists of Subject and Object Pronouns and
LABEL the number of each Pronoun…
 “He” = 1, as “He” only takes the place of 1 noun.
 “Us” = 2+, as “they” can be for a group… etc.
 “They” can take the place of one person, if the
gender/identity is unknown. It can also be used as a plural
(English is Weird)

The burglar stole everything. | They stole everything.
 Only FOUR of the pronouns have a GENDER
 He/Him = Male
 Using I/me in a sentence with other people included? Lead
with the additional person/people.
 Jonathan and I played hockey after school.
 The dog followed Jonathan and me to the pond.
Lesson 13 Vocabulary

Imperative: If something is imperative, it must be done no
matter how difficult it is.
Disoriented

If you feel lost or have lost your sense of direction, you have become
disoriented.
Premonition

A premonition is a feeling that something is about to occur.
Receded

When water has receded, it has flowed away from where it was before.
Haphazardly

Something that is organized haphazardly is not well planned or
arranged.
Remorse

If you feel remorse about an action, you feel guilt or regret about it.
Optimistic

You are optimistic
when you feel
hopeful or positive
about the future.
Author’s Purpose & Perspective
Finding THEME-O …
Get it?
 What are the most important CHARACTERISTICS of the main
character(s) at the beginning of the story? The end?
 How has the character(s) changed? What actions did they take to
change?
 Does the Setting create a challenge for the main characters?
 A good reader will ask themselves certain questions to find the
THEME of a story:
 Why are the qualities of the characters important?
 What do the characters learn as a result of their actions?
 How is the setting important to the story?
Application
Last winter, Bernie insisted that his family create an
emergency survival kit. The kit they put together
included a flashlight, water, canned food, blankets, a
radio, and extra batteries. In February, a strong storm
blew down the power lines. Everyone in the area was
without power for two days. Bernie’s family used the
kit and thanked him for his careful planning
Character Qualities:
+
Character Actions:
+
Setting
=
Application – Cont.
 Character Qualities
 Organized
 Thoughtful
 Character Actions
 Convinces family to create a survival kit – realize how
useful it was when they ultimately needed the kit.
 Setting
 Bernie’s Neighborhood during a strong storm
What would the THEME be?