Unit 4 Lesson 17 - The Albertosaurus Mystery
(click the picture to read the story)
Written by: Dr. T.V. Padma
Genre: Informational Text
Target Skill: Conclusions - use details to figure out ideas that the author doesn't state
Target Strategy: Visualize - as you read, use selection details to picture what is happening
Essential Question: How can you figure out ideas the author
doesn't state directly?
Big Idea: Our world is an amazing place!
Adjectives and Articles
The words a, an, and the are special
adjectives called articles.
-Use a and an before singular nouns. Use a before
words that begin with a consonant. Use an before words that begin with a vowel.
-Use the for both singual and plural nouns.
ex. College student dug along (the, an) bank of
a river. The were trying to find (a, an) old village. Long ago, Native Americans built (a, an) town there.
Some adjectives are formed from proper nouns.
-Adjectives that are formed from proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.
ex. We saw some Mexican paintings at the museum. The adjective Mexican is formed from the proper noun Mexico.
Spelling Words and Phonics Activities for the Week
Words with /j/ and /s/
Guided Reading Books
Uncovering the Past
The Man Who Digs Dinosaurs
Fossil Butte Natonal Monument