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NAPDFGertrude EderleNameSuffixes -er, -or, -ess, -istDirections Add the suffix to each base word. Write the new word on the line.1. edit -or 2. art -ist 3. conduct -or 4. lion -ess 5. sell -er Directions Write the word from the box that best fits each definition.6. a doctor who cares for your teeth7. one who ships packages8. one who directs9. a scientist in the field of chemistry10. a woman who greets restaurant ns Add the suffix -er, -or, -ess, or -ist to the base word in ( ) to complete eachsentence. Use the words in the box to help. Write the word on the line.13. After she became famous, Ederle wasoffered work as an (act), but she declined.teachertourist14. Instead, she traveled as a (tour).15. Later, Ederle became a swimming (teach) for deaf children. Pearson Education, Inc., 311. G ertrude Ederle was the first woman (swim)to swim across the English Channel.actressinstructor12. Many thought her coach was the greatestswimmerswimming (instruct) in the world.Home Activity Your child formed and wrote words with the suffixes -er, -or, -ess, and -ist. Together,think of additional job-related words that end with -er, -or, -ess, or -ist (such as doctor, countess, biologist,police officer). Help your child write a paragraph explaining which jobs sound most interesting to him or herand why.280 Phonics Suffixes -er, -or, -ess, -ist 0328476714 RWN 280 28012/10/09 12:15:12 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameFact and Opinion A statement of fact tells something that can be proved true or false. You can prove it byreading or asking an expert. A statement of opinion tells someone’s ideas or feelings. Words that tell feelings, suchas should or best, are clues to opinions.Directions Read the following passage. Then complete the diagram below.Swimming is a sport that helps keeppeople in good shape. If you have anydoubt, just ask Mark Spitz. He held therecord for winning the most gold medalsin swimming events at the Olympicsuntil 2008.In Germany, at the Olympics in 1972,Spitz won seven gold medals. He also setFactnew world records in each of the sevenevents.During those events, Spitz wore amustache. The mustache distracted fromhis great performance. He should haveshaved the mustache. That would havebeen best.How to Prove1.2.OpinionClue words3. Pearson Education, Inc., 34.5. How can you find out if Mark Spitz won seven gold medals at the SummerOlympics in 1972?Home Activity Your child identified fact and opinion in a nonfiction passage about swimming. Read anotherpassage or editorial with your child and discuss whether the statements are fact or opinion. Have your childexplain how to check to be sure seemingly true statements are really facts. 0328476714 RWN 281 281Comprehension28112/10/09 12:15:16 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameWriting AutobiographyKey Features of an Autobiography tells the story of a person’s own life may cover a person’s whole life or only part of it written in first personMy AutobiographyA New SisterMy parents are Arthur and TammyGarza. My father works as a socialstudies teacher at Brownsville HighSchool. Someday I might even be one ofhis students! My mother is a lawyer whoworks for the city government. She helps tomake sure that the city’s plans will be safefor the environment.When I was three years old, one of thebiggest events in my life happened. Mymother had to go away to the hospital fora few days, and my father told me thatshe’d come back with a big surprise. Shecame back with my baby sister! Her nameis Teresa, and she’s just starting schoolnow. Teresa and I have our arguments, likeany brother and sister, but I’m glad she’smy sister.Moving to BrownsvilleA few years ago, my mother and fathergave my sister and me some importantnews. My mother had gotten a new jobin Brownsville, Texas, and so our familywould be moving. At first, I couldn’tbelieve what I was hearing. I wouldhave to leave my friends behind, and theneighborhood where I grew up.The time leading up to the move wasfull of preparations. Everything we ownedwas packed in brown boxes. Finally a bigyellow truck pulled up outside and ourfurniture was loaded into it. We drove toBrownsville in my parents’ car. When wearrived, our new house was bright andfilled with sun.1. Underline three sentences that tell you that this story is about the author’s own life.2. Circle the three examples of words that show the use of the first person pointof view. Pearson Education, Inc., 3Iwas born on August 29th, 2000, inHolland, MI. My mother has told methat when I was born, I cried less than anyof the other children on the delivery floor.I guess I was just happy to be here!282 Writing Autobiography 0328476714 RWN 282 28212/10/09 12:15:19 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameVocabularyCheck the Words You tirredDirections Fill in the blank with a word from the box that fits the meaningof the sentence.1. Heto swim so that he could reach the shore.2. The more she practiced, the stronger her swimmingbecame.3. The swimmer won prizes and4. The oceanfor every race she won.was strong, and he worked to swim against it.5. The waves were high on the day she almost. Pearson Education, Inc., 3Directions Draw a line from the word to its meaning.6. stirredprizes or ribbons you win7. celebratemoved around8. currentkept on going9. medalsthe movement of ocean water10. continuedto have a partyWrite a Newspaper ArticleOn a separate sheet of paper, write a newspaper article describing a swimming race.Use as many vocabulary words as possible.Home Activity Your child identified and used vocabulary words from America’s Champion Swimmer:Gertrude Ederle. Read a sports article from a newspaper with your child. Encourage your child to discussthe article using this week’s vocabulary words. 0328476714 RWN 283 283Vocabulary28312/10/09 12:15:24 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameContractionsA contraction is a word made by putting two words together. When words arejoined in a contraction, an apostrophe shows where a letter or letters have beenleft out. ome contractions combine a pronoun and a verb: I am I’m; he is he’s;Swe are we’re; you will you’ll; we will we’ll; they are they’re. Some contractions combine a verb and not: can not can’t; is not isn’t;do not don’t; will not won’t; are not aren’t.ContractionsThey’re swimming in the lake, but I can’t see them.Directions Read the sentence. Then write the contraction in each sentence.1. Watch the Olympics, and you’ll see some great swimmers.2. The Americans think they’ll win many medals.3. I won’t miss their big race tonight.4. I can’t believe she broke the world record.5. Maybe we’ll swim in the Olympics someday.Directions Read the sentence. Write the contraction in each sentence. Then write theword or words that make up the contraction.7. Jeremy is in this race, and he’s in the first lane.8. It’s important to get a fast start.9. Isn’t a fast turn important also?10. The other swimmers can’t beat Jeremy. Pearson Education, Inc., 36. They’re starting the race.Home Activity Your child learned about contractions. With your child, read an article in a local newspaper.Have your child identify the contractions and the words that make up each contraction.284 Conventions Contractions 0328476714 RWN 284 28412/10/09 12:15:27 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameSuffixesSpelling conductor Pearson Education, Inc., 3Definitions Write a list word to name each person.1. a person who draws and paints1.2. a person who takes care of teeth2.3. a person who moves through water3.4. a person who receives guests4.5. a person who teaches5.6. a person who works on books or magazines6.7. a person who buys and sells stocks7.8. a person who leads an orchestra8.9. a person who plays an organ9.10. a person who works with chemicals10.11. a person who travels to new places11.Rhymes Write the missing word. It rhymes with the underlined word.12. The13. He got a propeller from a model plane14. Did you see the mess the15. The12.sent my sweater in a zipper bag.13.left backstage? 14.eats less food than the lion.15.Home Activity Your child spelled words with the suffixes -er, -or, -ess, and -ist. Many of the listwords refer to people or occupations. Discuss any unfamiliar words with your child. 0328476714 RWN 285 285Spelling Suffixes28512/10/09 12:15:31 PM

0328476714 RWN 286 286What We W ant to KnowWhat We L earnedName Pearson Education, Inc., 3What We K nowTopicKWL ChartNAPDFGertrude Ederle286 Writing Plan 12/10/09 12:15:35 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameVocabulary Multiple-Meaning Words A multiple-meaning word has more than one meaning. If you see a word you know but the meaning does not make sense in the sentence, theword may be a multiple-meaning word. You can use context clues to figure out theword’s meaning.Directions Read the following passage about a child who was brave when it counted.Then answer the questions below. Look for context clues to help you with multiplemeaning words as you read.Chad was afraid of water, but his dreamwas that he would get over his fear.One day Chad and his father saw a kittenstranded on a rock in the middle of astream. The water was calm, but a smallcurrent swirled around the rock. “Goahead,” said Dad. “I’ll be here if youneed help.”Chad pulled off this cap and jumpedin. He forgot to be afraid. With smoothstrokes, he swam to the rock and broughtthe kitten back to shore. Chad was notafraid of water anymore1. Does dream mean “an image in the mind of a sleeping person” or “a goal someonehopes to reach”?2. Does calm mean “without large waves” or “without strong feeling”? Pearson Education, Inc., 33. Does current mean “movement of water in one direction” or “happening now”?4. Does cap mean “to do something better than someone else” or “a head covering”?5. Does strokes mean “motions used when swimming” or “motions used whenpetting an animal”?Home Activity Your child chose the correct definitions for multiple-meaning words. Read a story about abrave deed with your child. Then ask him or her to find multiple-meaning words and give their definitions. 0328476714 RWN 287 287Vocabulary28712/10/09 12:15:38 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameBar Graphs A bar graph allows you to compare amounts, dates, or other things. You can compareand contrast by looking at the heights of the bars on the graph. Bar graphs have two axes. The horizontal axis goes across the bottom of the graph.The vertical axis goes up the left-hand side of the graph. Each axis has a label to tellyou what the numbers and categories in the graph mean.Directions Use the bar graph to answer the questions.Gymnastics Medals Won10987Number of Medals654321020042005200620072008Season1. In which season did the gymnast win the most medals?3. How many medals did the gymnast win in her last season? Pearson Education, Inc., 32. How many medals did the gymnast win in her first season?4. In which season did the gymnast win a total of 5 medals?Home Activity Your child answered questions about a bar graph. Go through the sports page of thenewspaper with your child. Find some data or statistics that will make a good bar graph. Help your childmake a graph of the data.288 Research 0328476714 RWN 288 28812/10/09 12:15:42 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameSuffixesSpelling conductorProofread a Program Nick wrote the program for the school musical.Circle four misspelled words. Write them correctly. Add the missingpunctuation mark.FrequentlyMisspelledWordsThe CastMad chemist .Don PerlasThe dentest Julie BlakeThe tourist .Kate HansononcewhooneMusic conducter .Steve CarrScenery artist .Ann Morgan1.We extend special thanks tothe editer of the Daily Press,Mr Pearson, hoo is our sponsor.2.3.4.Proofread Words Circle the word that is spelled correctly. Write the word.5. Jake was a ticket Pearson Education, Inc., 36. Atudor tutorsellersellor.5.helps Don with math.6.7. Jean is a fast swimmer8. The organist organest9. We thanked our hostes10. Theswimer.played softly.hostess.7.8.9.lioness liones paced back and forth. 10.Home Activity Your child identified misspelled words with the suffixes -er, -or, -ess, and -ist.Ask your child to name the four hardest words. Have your child write these words. 0328476714 RWN 289 289Spelling Suffixes28912/10/09 12:15:46 PM

NAPDFGertrude EderleNameContractionsDirections Read the selection. Then read each question that follows the selection.Decide which is the best answer to each question. Mark the space for the answer youhave chosen.Learning to Swim1Which contraction is correct for sentence 1?he’sdon’tisn’twe’ll2Which contraction is correct for sentence 2?we’reI’mwon’tYou’ll34Which two words form the contraction insentence 6?I amDo notAre notYou will5Which two words form the contraction insentence 7?will notcan notyou willare notWhich contraction is correct for sentence 3?They’reDon’tWe’llcan’t Pearson Education, Inc., 3(1) Swimming is not difficult. (2) You will learn some strokes. (3) They are yourarm movements. (4) I will show you a kick. (5) It is the most popular kick. (6) Don’tforget to breathe correctly. (7) Breathing won’t be hard for you.Home Activity Your child prepared for taking tests on contractions. Together, sort through the mail andhave your child find contractions in advertisements and notices.290 Conventions Contractions 0328476714 RWN 290 29012/10/09 12:15:50 PM

brave deed with your child. Then ask him or her to find multiple-meaning words and give their definitions. Vocabulary Multiple-Meaning Words A multiple-meaning word has more than one meaning. If you see a word you know but the meaning does not make sense in the sentence, the word may be a

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