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SECTION 1

GRAMMAR Sentences

1

Sentence Sense . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Commanding Sentences . . . . . . . .

15

Making Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Exclaiming Sentences . . . . . . . . .

17

Practice with Capital Letters . . . . . . . 4

Conjunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Telling Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Prepositions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24

Asking Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Sentence Challenge . . . . . . . . . .

26

SECTION 2

Nouns

29 30

Writing Dates Using Commas . . . . . . 45

Proper Nouns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Proper Nouns and Common Nouns Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Nouns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Common Nouns . . . . . . . . . . . .

35

Possessive Nouns . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 The Days of the Week . . . . . . . . . . 41 The Months of the Year . . . . . . . . . 42

Compound Words . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Nouns in a Series . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Noun Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Verbs

59

Action Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Write and Wrote . . . . . . . . . . . .

74

Verbs Ending in s . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Being Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

75

Verbs Not Ending in s . . . . . . . . . . 63

Am, Is, and Are . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Action Verbs Review . . . . . . . . . .

Was and Were . . . . . . . . . . . . .

65

Has and Have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Verbs Ending in ed . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Eat and Ate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Give and Gave . . . . . . . . . . . . .

72

See and Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

SECTION 4

78

Verbs That Tell What Is Happening Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Verbs that Tell What Will Happen . . . . 82 Using Vivid Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Verb Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Pronouns and Adjectives

89

Pronouns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Number Words . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

The Pronoun It . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Size and Shape Words . . . . . . . . . 108

The Pronouns He and She . . . . . . .

92

Feeling Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

The Pronoun I . . . . . . . . . . . . .

93

Sensory Words . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

The Pronoun Me . . . . . . . . . . . .

94

Adjectives Ending in er and est . . . . .112

The Pronoun You . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

A, An, and The . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

The Pronouns We and They . . . . . . . 97

This and That . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns . .

98

These and Those . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Indefinite Pronouns . . . . . . . . . . 101

Choosing the Right Adjective . . . . . .116

Pronouns Review . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Adjectives Review . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Adjectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Pronoun and Adjective Challenge . . . 122

Color Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

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Contents SECTION 5

Contractions

Contractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

The Contraction Wasn’t . . . . . . . . 137

The Contraction Don’t . . . . . . . . . 128

The Contraction Weren’t . . . . . . . . 138

The Contraction Didn’t . . . . . . . . 129

Contractions Review . . . . . . . . . . 139

The Contraction Doesn’t . . . . . . . . 130

The Contraction I’m . . . . . . . . . . 140

The Contraction Couldn’t . . . . . . . 131

The Contraction I’ll . . . . . . . . . . .141

The Contraction Isn’t . . . . . . . . . 132

The Contraction It’s . . . . . . . . . . 142

The Contraction Aren’t . . . . . . . . 133

The Contractions He’s and She’s . . . . 143

The Contraction Hasn’t . . . . . . . . 134

The Contractions We’re and They’re . . 144

The Contraction Haven’t . . . . . . . . 135

Contractions Review . . . . . . . . . . 145

The Contraction Can’t . . . . . . . . . 136

Contraction Challenge . . . . . . . . . 146

SECTION 6

Word Study

Synonyms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Synonyms Review . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Antonyms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Antonyms Review . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Word Categories . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Context Clues . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Prefixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 © Loyola Press. Voyages in English Grade 1

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Suffixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Homophones . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

149 The Homohones Meat-Meet and Blew-Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 The Homohones No-Know and Ate-Eight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 The Homohones Sale-Sail and One-Won . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 The Homohones Dear-Deer and Hear-Here . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 The Homohones See-Sea and To-Two-Too . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 Homophones Review . . . . . . . . . 179 Word Study Challenge . . . . . . . . . 180

SECTION 7

Study Skills

183

ABC Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Fiction and Nonfiction . . . . . . . . . 191

Dictionary Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

Using the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . 194

The Cover of a Book . . . . . . . . . . 190

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Contents PART

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WRITING CHAPTER 1

Personal Narratives

200

Get Ready to Write: Personal Narrative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Writer’s Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER 2

Friendly Letters

206 212

Get Ready to Write: Friendly Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Writer’s Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

CHAPTER 3

How-to Articles

224

Get Ready to Write: How-to Article . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Writer’s Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

CHAPTER 4

Descriptions

236

Get Ready to Write: Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Writer’s Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

Book Reports

248

Get Ready to Write: Book Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Writer’s Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

CHAPTER 6

Research Reports

260

Get Ready to Write: Research Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Writer’s Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268

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1 Sentences Sentence Sense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Making Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Practice with Capital Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Telling Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Asking Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Commanding Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15

Exclaiming Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Conjunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Prepositions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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Name Sentence Sense A sentence is a group of words that tells a complete idea. The first word in a sentence always begins with a capital letter. A sentence always ends with an end mark. This is not a complete sentence.

This is not a complete sentence.

the pig It only names something.

oinked

It only shows an action.

This is a complete sentence.

The pig oinked. It names something and shows an action. Underline the group of words that is a sentence.

the picture 2. The girl reads a story.

The girl 3. eat lunch

The children eat lunch. 4. jumps rope

She jumps rope. 5. The birds make a nest.

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6. plays soccer

Min plays soccer. 7. The puppy wags its tail.

The puppy 8. The moon shines at night.

shines at night 9. Pedro

Pedro made a sandwich. 10. We climbed the hill.

climbed the hill

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1. We colored the picture.


Name Making Sentences This is a sentence.

A frog hopped into the pond. Write these words in the correct order to make sentences. 1. Lara  cookie  the  ate

Lara ate the cookie

 .

2. the  takes  Derrek  bus

 . 3. Mom  the  drives  car

 . 4. fish  a  Jody  caught

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 . 5. buzzed  around  Bees  me

 . 6. I  like  red  cherries.

 .

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Name Practice with Capital Letters Does each sentence begin with a capital letter? Color yes or no. 1. I went to an apple farm.

yes

2. there were so many trees.

yes

3. he picked lots of apples.

yes

4. The apples were red.

yes

5. then I went home.

yes

6. I made an apple pie. 7. The pie tasted good.

yes

yes

yes

no no no no no no no no

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8. apple pie is my favorite dessert.

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Name Practice with Sentences Use the word bank to complete each sentence.

Joel  need  Dogs  People  walk  owns

1.

2. Mary Jane

3.

4. Pets

5. I

a dog. are friendly animals. food and water. my dog every day. loves his cat.

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have many kinds of pets.

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Name Completing Sentences Complete the sentences. Match the words in the first list to the words in the second list.

make honey.

2. Fish

spin webs.

3. Bats

have stripes.

4. Giraffes

have humps on their backs.

5. Bees

live underwater.

6. Worms

have long necks.

7. Spiders

sleep upside-down.

8. Camels

crawl underground.

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1. Zebras

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Name Telling Sentences A telling sentence tells about something. A telling sentence ends with a period ( ).

.

We played a game. Put a period at the end of each telling sentence. 1. My cat can run fast  • 2. The bus stops at the corner  3. The police officer helps us  4. Our team won the game  5. Rosa chased the puppy 

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6. The funny rabbit hops  7. Toby saw the lion  8. We swim in the pool  9. This is my new bike 

A little black dot that you can see, Period is my name. A telling sentence ends with me. I play a telling game.

10. Tristen flew a kite 

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Name Making Telling Sentences Complete each telling sentence. Use the correct word from the word bank. Put a period at the end of each sentence.

opened  carry  fixed  rides plays  lie  ate  flew

2. Snakes 3. I

a bike  in the sun  my umbrella on rainy days 

4. The spaceship 5. Devon 6. Rudy 7. Dad 8. The monkey

to the moon  baseball  the door  a broken toy  a banana 

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1. Carmen


Name Asking Sentences Some sentences ask a question. An asking sentence ends with a question mark (?).

Where is the library? Put a question mark at the end of each asking sentence. 1. What is the name of your teacher

?

2. What did you say 3. Which book did you read 4. How many legs does a spider have 5. When is your birthday

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6. What games do you play 7. Is your coat blue

?

?

? ?

?

?

8. Can you a ride a bike 9. Where do you live 10. Do you like peas

I am a squiggle on your page with a little dot below. At the end of each asking sentence, Will you place me just so?

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Name Making Asking Sentences An asking sentence often begins with a question word. Look at the question words in the honey pot. Write the correct question word for each sentence.

1.

makes honey?

2.

does honey taste like?

3.

is honey made?

Who When 4.

is the beehive?

Where Why

5.

is the honey jar?

6.

happened to the honey?

7.

is the honey jar empty?

8.

can we eat the honey?

9.

takes care of the bees?

10.

can we have more honey?

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What How


Name Find the Asking Sentences Underline each asking sentence. Then add a question mark. Add a period to each telling sentence. 1. Where are the children?

The children are at the zoo. 2. The seals eat fish

What do the seals eat 3. Where are the seals

The seals are in the water 4. The zookeeper has a pail of fish

Who likes the seals 6. Who feeds the seals

The zookeeper feeds the seals 7. What do the seals do

The seals bark and swim 8. The children smile and laugh

What do the children do

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Who has a pail of fish

5. The children like the seals

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Name Asking and Telling Sentences Match the asking sentence in the first list to the telling sentence in the second list. 1. How many planets are

The whale is the largest there in our solar system? animal.

2. What is the largest

July is a hot month.

3. What animal lays eggs?

An elephant has a long trunk.

4. What has a long trunk?

There are eight planets.

5. What month is hot?

A hen lays eggs.

6. What animal has a shell?

The planet, Saturn, has rings.

7. What planet has rings?

A turtle has a shell.

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animal?


Name Writing Telling Sentences Use each word in a telling sentence. Put a period at the end of each sentence. 1. hear

We hear the music.

2. look

3. come

4. play

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5. catch

6. dance

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Name Writing Asking Sentences Use each word in an asking sentence. Put a question mark at the end of each sentence.

1. book

Where is my book?

2. school

guard

4. umbrella

5. car

6. street

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3. crossing


Name Commanding Sentences Some sentences tell people what to do. These sentences are called commanding sentences. A commanding sentence ends with a period ( ).

.

Tie your shoe. Put a period at the end of each commanding sentence. 1. Come here, please  • 2. Write your name on the board  3. Go to the front of the bus  4. Please feed the goldfish  5. Open the door slowly 

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6. Stop at the corner  7. Eat slowly 

Commanding Sentence is my name. Giving directions is my aim. I help you know the things to do at home, at play, and in school too!

8. Walk quickly during the fire drill  9. Please close the door  10. Put the book away 

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Name Find the Commanding Sentences Underline each commanding sentence. Then add the correct end mark to each sentence. 1. Follow the leader .

5. Hold on to your balloon

Where are we going?

The band plays a song

2. Watch your step, please

6. The man plays the drum

When does the parade start 3. How big is the elephant

Eat your ice cream quickly 4. Look at the giant drum

7. The clowns make me laugh

Tell me a joke 8. Dance with me

The tuba is shiny

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The balloons are colorful

Stop here, please

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Name Exclaiming Sentences Some sentences show surprise or excitement. These sentences are called exclaiming sentences. An exclaiming sentence ends with an exclamation point (!).

It is so hot today! Put an exclamation point at the end of each sentence. 1. Lydia caught a huge fish

!

2. Look at the giant rainbow

! ! ! !

!

My name is Exclamation Point. Now if you are very wise, you will put me at the end of each sentence of surprise.

!

3. Here comes the train 4. That is a funny bird 5. The stars are very bright tonight

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6. The music is too loud 7. The birthday cake is delicious 8. The water is too cold 9. I did it 10. The snow is so deep

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Name Find the Exclaiming Sentences Underline each exclaiming sentence. Then add the correct end mark to each sentence. 1. The dolphin is in the water .

Orgo is here ! 2. How do dolphins jump

Orgo swims so fast 3. That was a loud splash

What is she doing 4. She is a very brave trainer

Orgo does tricks for the trainer 5. Who got splashed

I am all wet 6. Orgo is a wonderful dolphin

7. Hurrah for Orgo

Everyone claps for Orgo 8. I enjoyed watching Orgo

It was so much fun to see Orgo

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Orgo jumps and spins


Name Scrambled Sentences Unscramble these words to make sentences. Remember, a sentence always begins with a capital letter. A sentence ends with a period ( ), a question mark (?), or an exclamation point (! ).

.

1. the  you  piano  can  play

Can you play the piano?

2. with  come  me

3. your  address  is  what

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4. for  out  look  ball  the

5. am  years  six  old  I

6. the  scissors  with  be  careful

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Name Sentences to Complete Complete each sentence. Put a period (.), a question mark (?), or an exclamation point (!) at the end of each sentence.

1. What is your favorite

color?

2. The boys can jump

3. That is a scary

4. Please button your

6. Those flowers are so

7. Please wash your

8. Iris likes to

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5. How do you play


Name More Sentences to Complete Complete each sentence. Put a period (.), a question

mark (?), or an exclamation point (!) at the end of each sentence.

1. My name is

2. This soup is too

3. Where is the

4. Comb your

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5. I like to

6. When do you

7. Close the

8. It is really

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Name The Conjunctions And, Or A conjunction is a word that joins together words in a sentence. The words and and or are conjunctions.

I eat apples.    I eat bananas. These two sentences can be joined into one using the word and.

I eat apples   and   bananas. The word and joins the word apples and the word bananas.

You can choose a red cup. You can choose a purple cup. These two sentences can be joined together into one by adding the word or.

You can choose a red   or   purple cup. The word or joins the words red and purple. Circle the correct word to complete each sentence.

2. Pitchers (and  or) catchers both work hard. 3. Is your favorite sport baseball (and  or) soccer? 4. We wear hats (and  or) T-shirts. 5. Do you like to catch (and  or) pitch better?

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1. Use a mitt (and  or) a ball to play catch.


Name The Conjunction But A conjunction is a word that joins together words in a sentence. The word but is a conjunction.

She likes rain but not snow. He likes swimming but not running. Underline the conjunction but in each sentence. Then complete each sentence using words from the word bank.

pets  eat  deer  hurt  warm  hat  tire

1. The

is small but quick.

2. The bike is new but has a flat

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3. Paulo got lunch but did not

it.

4. The summer was wet but

.

5. Ramona has a coat but not a

6. He fell but was not

7. Ty has a goldfish but no other

. . .

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Name The Prepositions To, From The words to and from are used in sentences to show movement and action.

Jorge gives the book to Elena. The word to tells where the book is going—to Elena.

Anna walks to school. The word to tells where Anna walks—to school.

Elena takes the book from Jorge. The word from tells where Elana got the book—from Jorge.

Jesse walks home from school. The word from tells where Jesse walks—from school.

1. Keisha asked five friends

her party.

2. Her friends gave presents

her.

3. People

her family came.

4. Her grandparents came

far away.

5. Her uncle brought food

the party.

6. Keisha’s aunt traveled

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New York to the party.

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Complete each sentence with to or from.


Name The Prepositions Before, After The words before and after are used in sentences to show the order of things.

We wash our hands before eating. We have silent reading time after lunch. A

Complete each sentence with before or after.

1. The green fish comes

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2. The red fish comes

B

the purple fish. the yellow fish.

3. The yellow fish comes

the red fish.

4. The green fish comes

the blue fish.

Complete each sentence with before or after. 1. I put on my socks 2. We wash the dishes 3. Put your boots on 4. Joanna ate breakfast

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Name Sentence Challenge Read each sentence. Write t for telling, a for asking, c for commanding, or e for exclaiming. 1. What day of the week is it?

a

2. Go to the store, Kerry.

3. Brenda is going camping.

4. Catch the football.

5. Andy will be so surprised!

6. Can elephants swim?

8. Will you tell a story?

9. I saw a falling star!

10. This is a great show!

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7. The squirrel ran up the tree.


Name Sentence Challenge Read each sentence. Put a period (.), a question mark (?),

or an exclamation point (!) at the end of each sentence. 1. The noisy train went up the hill

.

2. Did the train go up the hill

3. This is such a noisy train

4. We had so much fun at the party

5. Who went to the birthday party

6. Colleen likes vanilla ice cream

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7. Clean your room, please

8. Here comes the rain

9. Hold your umbrella tightly

10. Is the sun shining

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Name Sentence Challenge A

Underline the conjunction in each sentence. 1. Lin grows carrots and lettuce. 2. Peppers are yummy but can be spicy. 3. Squash is small but heavy. 4. Should Vin plant beans or peas? 5. Luz likes both peas and beans. 6. I like watering the garden but not picking weeds. 7. Do you like watering or picking weeds better? 8. Mark grows corn and beans. 9. Do you like corn or carrots better? 10. There are ladybugs and bees in the garden.

Complete each sentence using to, from, before, or after. 1. Mai put on the puppy’s leash

his walk.

2. She throws a ball

the puppy.

3. The puppy learns tricks 4. She gives a treat 5.

Mai. him.

the puppy’s walk, Mai takes off his leash.

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B


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WRITING

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Personal Narratives . . . . . . . . . . . 200

CHAPTER 2

Friendly Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

CHAPTER 3

How-to Articles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

CHAPTER 4

Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

CHAPTER 5

Book Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248

CHAPTER 6

Research Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

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CHAPTER

1

Quotation Station

Personal Narratives

Writing is thinking on paper.

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New at School I was new at school. I did not know anyone. Then I heard a voice say hello to me. The boy said his name was Matt. He said he was new too. Now Matt is my best friend.

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What Is a Personal Narrative? We use sentences to write stories. A personal narrative is a story about you. A good story has a beginning, a middle, and an ending. The beginning tells what the story is about.

I went to the beach today.

The middle tells what happened.

I played in the water. I made a sand castle.

The ending finishes the story.

Then the sun went down. I went home.

Beginning

Middle Ending

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My mom drove me to school. The rest of the day was better. I woke up late this morning. I could not find my shoes. Then I missed the bus.

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Draw a line to match the beginning, the middle, or the ending to each part of the story.


Plan a Story Think about a day you remember well. Draw pictures for the beginning, the middle, and the ending. Write a sentence for each picture.

What a day! First, I

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Then I

It was the

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I, Me, and My A personal narrative is a story about you. Use the words I, me, and my to show the story is about you.

y I Me M

Color the words about you.

Circle the words about you in this story. I had a birthday party. Everyone came.

My brother made me a cake. The cake even had my name on it. It was a great day. I had so much fun!

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Grandma gave me a skateboard.


Finish a Story Remember, you are the star of your personal narrative. Finish this story about your first day of school. Use I, me, and my. Use your own words and words from the word bank. Use capital letters and the correct end marks.

friend   I   special   book   my fun   lunch   me   recess

On my first day of school, I

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My teacher

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Writer’s Workshop PREWRITING Pick a Topic A personal narrative is a story about you. The topic can be anything that happened to you. Luis needs to pick a topic for a personal narrative. Look at his notes.

og d y m n whe ner n i d y m ate

Your Turn Write as many ideas as you can. Then circle the idea you like best. This will be your topic. Now write your own personal narrative. It should be a real story that happened to you. Jot down ideas in your notebook. Think about when • you learned something new. • you made a new friend. • something funny happened to you.

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d to e n r a e l when I all b t o o f kick a my t e m I when att M d n e i r f


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PREWRITING Plan Your Story Now Luis must plan his personal narrative. He draws pictures to help him plan his story. He draws pictures of the beginning, the middle, and the ending of his story.

Beginning

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Middle

Ending

Your Turn Think about your story. What pictures come to mind? Draw them in your notebook. Write beginning next to the beginning pictures. Write middle next to the middle pictures. Write ending next to the ending pictures.

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Writer’s Workshop DRAFTING When you first write your story, you are making a draft. This is Luis’s draft.

Look at the pictures you drew to help plan your story. Make sure they are in the right order. Then write sentences to go with your pictures. Your Turn Write your draft in your notebook. Use your pictures and sentences to help you. Use the word bank if you need help. I   looked   friend   decided   me   forgot silly   wanted   my   gave   learned   kind

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id not d I l. o o h c s t a w e n s a Iw ice o v a d r a e h I n e h T . e n know anyo e said H . y o b e h T . e m to o ll e say h he was new too.


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EDITING

I don’t have an ending!

When you check your draft, you are editing. Luis uses the Editing Checklist to check his draft. t Editing Checklis me? Is my story about ing? Do I have a beginn e? Do I have a middl ng? Do I have an endi

say hello to me. T he boy. He said he was new too.  Now Matt is my best friend.

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Look at the mistake Luis finds. How does he fix it? Your Turn Look at your draft. Then look at the checklist. Put an X in the box if you can answer yes to the question. You might ask a friend to read your story. A friend can help you spot mistakes.

REVISING Luis revises his story. He adds changes that will make it better. Your Turn

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Writer’s Workshop PROOFREADING

Proofreading

Checklist

s spelled Are all the word correctly? al letters? Did I use capit ? ght end marks Did I use the ri ces complete? Are the senten

When you check your words and sentences, you are proofreading. Luis uses this Proofreading Checklist to review his draft.

said his name was Matt say hello to me. The boy. He said he was new too. Now Matt is my best friend. Look at the mistake Luis finds. How does he fix it?

Proofreading Marks Symbol

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Meaning

Example read

add

We books.

take out

the the park

add period

She is smart

capital letter

carl jones

lowercase letter

He likes Soccer.

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Your Turn Read your story again. Use the checklist to review your draft. Put an X next to the questions if you can answer yes. If you cannot answer yes, make changes to your draft. Use these proofreading marks to make your changes.


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PUBLISHING When you share your work with others, you are publishing it. How will Luis publish his draft? Are you ready to share your work? Copy it onto a sheet of paper. Print neatly. Be sure to copy it exactly. Leave room to draw a picture. You can share your story in many ways. How will you share yours?

Mail it to a friend.

I want to read my story to my mom!

Share on your class Web page.

s book. s la c a e Mak

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Read it to som eone special. a gift. Give it as

Your Turn Decide with your class how to share your story. Come up with new and fun ways.

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