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Reading Class 4th Grade » Heatwave

Heat Wave! Heatwave

Heat Wave! by Helen Ketterman

 Summary: The story takes place on a farm that has been hit by a heat wave.  Amazing changes happen on the farm due to the heat wave and it is up to the farmer's daughter to save the day.

 

 

Review the Story Below:

Genre: Tall Tale

A tall tale is usually funny and filled with exaggeration about a character who can do impossible deeds.

 

Skill: Fantasy vs Realistic Fiction

A fantasy story tells about things that could not happen in real life, while realistic fiction tells about things that could happen in real life. 

 To practice identifying realistic story elements.

 Read these tall tales and practice identifying how they have elements that can't happen in real life.

 

Spelling List

Heat Wave! – words with the –ed and –ing endings

dancing

snapping

checking

striped

tanning

skipped

raced

dared

wasting

smelling

hiking

landed

dimmed

traced

phoning

flipped

pleasing

rubbing

stripped

fainted

 

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Learn About the Author

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Helen Ketterman Official Webpage

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