Lesson 4: A Card Trick
Questions to Explore
- How does the environment affect living things?
Facts and Definitions
- Sentences end in periods, question marks, or exclamation marks.
- An exclamation mark shows excitement, surprise, or other strong feelings.
- Locate and discuss examples of an author's use of declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences. (LA)
- Write sentences with subjects and verbs. (LA)
- Produce a summary of a text. (LA)
- Tornado by Betsy Byars, Doron Ben-Ami
- crayons or colored pencils
- deck of playing cards
Materials: deck of playing cards
Tell your child that the next chapter in the book is about cards. Ask your child if she has ever played cards. Look at a deck of cards and explain the numbers and suits.
Materials: Tornado by Betsy Byars, Doron Ben-AmiLet your child read Chapter 3 independently and then ask her the following questions.
- Describe what happens in this chapter.Pete tells a story about how he found out Tornado could do a card trick. Tornado could pick the three of hearts out of a deck of cards.
- Do you think Tornado poked Pete's leg because he wanted to play cards? Why or why not?Answers will vary.
- Do you think Tornado knew a card trick? Why or why not?Answers will vary.
- How do you think Pete taught Tornado to play cards?Answers will vary.
- Why did Tornado drop the card when Pete's dad told him to but not when Pete told him to?Pete's father was more commanding.
- Was Pete's dad impressed by the card trick?Answers will vary.
- Have you ever seen a dog do a trick? What was the trick?Answers will vary.