Unit 3 - Inventors and Artists What do people gain from the work of inventors and artists?

Week 1



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Wings for the King
BY ANN SRODA
Genre: Play
Main Idea: An inventor lifts a king's spirits.
Skill: Author's Purpose:
Entertain - fiction stories with problem and solution
Inform - nonfiction stories with facts and information
Express the Author's Feelings
Persuade - to convince the reader
Review Skill: Cause and Effect - When reading think about why something happens in the story.
Vocabulary:
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How do inventors inspire our imaginations?
TECHNOLOGY SITES
Unit 3 Games
Benjamin Franklin Website


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Leonardo's Horse
by Jean Fritz
Leonardo's Horse: A BIOGRAPHY of a FAMOUS ARTIST!!!!
Genre: Biography
Skill: Main Idea
Strategy: Summarize
Review Skill: Fact and Opinion
Vocabulary:

How do artists inspire future generations?

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TECHNOLOGY WEBSITES:Unit 3 Games
Renaissance ART RESEARCH


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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
by Barbara Kerley
Waterhouse Hawkins - The artist of the first Dinosaur Model!
How can paleontologists help us understand the past?

Genre: Biography
Skill: Fact and Opinion
Strategy: Predict
Review Skill: Main Idea
Vocabulary:

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Unit 3 Powerpoints - Click on Week 3
Social Studies Reearch - The explorers and prehistoric migration
Click on the Video clip on the desktop to watch the video on prehistoric migration


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Mahalia Jackson
by Julius Lester
Mahalia Jackson - Explore the "Blues" and what Song Artists do to Inspire others
Genre: EXPOSITORY NONFICTION
Skill: Main Idea
Strategy:Graphic Organizers
Review Skill: Fact and Opinion
Vocabulary:

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Unit 3 Powerpoint
Brainpop - complete the Main Idea activity guide after you watch the Brainpop video
Social Studies Explorer Project: Britannica Online

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Special Effects in Film and Television
by Jake Hamilton
How do artists create special effects to entertain us?
Genre: EXPOSITORY NONFICTION
Skill: GRAPHIC SOURCES
Strategy: PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
Review Skill: AUTHOR'S PURPOSE
Vocabulary:

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Unit 3 Powerpoint VOCAB AND COMPREHENSION POWERPOINTS
Explorers Unit- View and learn about different explorers of history!! These were made by our students!