Title: 2-4 Birdhouse for Rent by: Harriet Ziefert
Summary: In this story, we explore the ‘life’ of a birdhouse. We see several different occupants come and go as tenants including wasps, squirrels, and birds.
Spelling Words: Words spelled with /s/ sound spelled ce and ci. /j/ spelled ge and gi.
Words: age, peace, pencil, magic, ice, digit, face, gem, city, large.
Challenge Words: piece, gentle, tragic, century, excite.
Rent (n): a regular payment for the right to use equipment or property that belongs to someone else. Deserted (v): to have left something behind. Vacant (adj): empty. Tenant (n): one who lives in or on another person’s property. Examine (v): to look at closely and carefully.
Grammar Concept: I can identify an adjective and articles in a sentence. An adjective is a word that describes a noun and tells how much, how many, or what kind. Articles are special kinds of adjectives. There are three articles: a, an, and the. A yellow duck swam in the big pond.