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1 Grading Sheet! - For Teacher Use Only! Criteria Points Possible Points Earned Did the student write his or her name (first and last) on the front page of this along with the due date? 20 Name is worth 10 points! - Due Date is worth 10 points! Did the student view the Spelling Words and Sentences Slideshow and accurately complete the Spelling Introduction assignments? 50 Slideshow is worth 10 points!-each word is worth 1 point! Did the student view the Vocabulary Words Slideshow, write each vocabulary word and accurately complete each vocabulary assignment? Quiz is not counted. Slideshow is worth 10 points! - Each answer is worth 1 point! Did the student read the introduction article; Figure Skating, and answer each question correctly? Reading article is worth 15 points! - Questions are worth 5 points each! Did the student correctly answer the Comprehension Challenge Questions? Each answer is worth 2 points! Did the student read the story, listen to the story and accurately answer the comprehension questions? Reading the story is worth 50 points! - Listening to the story is worth 50 points! - Each question is worth 10 points! Did the student accurately complete the fact sheet about Michelle Kwan? The fact sheet is worth 70 points! Did the student read the article The Eleven Cities Tour and accurately answer Reading article is worth 15 points! - Questions are worth 5 points each! Did the student get a Parent Signature for this assignment? A signature is worth 50 points! Total Points Possible 642 Percentage Correct 100% - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 1

2 What is the Grade that you earned on this assignment? In Elementary School you would earn.. In Junior and Senior High School you would earn % = % = A 60-69% = D 60-84% = % = B 0-59% = F 0-59% = % = C Story Summary Figure skater Michelle Kwan writes about the hard work it takes to become a senior skater. - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 2

3 Introduction to Spelling Be a S - H - A - R - P Speller! Perfect Practice Makes Permanent Color in this circle with a Blue colored pencil after you watched the spelling words and sentences slideshow. See the Word Hear the Word Adopt the Word Look at the word Say the word Close your eyes Think about the letters that spell the word Listen to the consonant and vowel sounds See the word in your mind s eye Think about how it looks and sounds Record the Word Cover the Word Write the Word Proofread the Word Correct the Word Touch each letter Think about the word again Directions Write these words. Think about being a S - H - A - R - P Speller.. basketball highway wheelchair daytime cheerleader whoever newscast test tube weekend turnpike everybody shipyard up-to-date homemade grandparent household first aid salesperson wildlife brother-in-law - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 3

4 Perfect Practice Makes Permanent Think about being a S - H - A - R - P Speller as you fill in the blanks!! basketball Practice dribbling the. wheelchair cheerleader newscast weekend everybody up-to-date grandparent first aid wildlife highway daytime whoever test tube turnpike shipyard homemade household salesperson brother-in-law I use an electric to get around. The leaped into the air. Jo was interviewed on the. Dan swims both days of the. I hope that gets to play today. Is that story old or? My father is also a. I gave to the hurt child. Many kinds of live in the woods. Sal drives to work on a. I work only during the. I hope that wins will be happy. She wrote the date on the. There are a lot of cars on the. This has over sixty boats. The only bread I buy is. I have to do some chores. The sold me track shoes. My is married to my sister. - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 4

5 Vocabulary Quiz Time! amateur - artistic - audience - compete - element or elements judge or - presentation - pressure - required - technical Score /10-5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 5

6 Color in this circle with an Orange colored pencil after you watched the vocabulary words slideshow. Vocabulary These words were taken from the story. Become familiar with these words and their meanings for how they are used in the story. amateur artistic audience compete element presentation pressure required technical - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 6

7 Use the glossary found in your Reading Book. Find the word that matches the definition and then lightly shade in that word with your pencil! a strong influence or force amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 7

8 needed amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number showing imagination and skill in creating something beautiful amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 8

9 to take part in a contest amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number performance amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 9

10 people who gather to see and hear a performance amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number someone who performs a sport or other activity without being paid amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 10

11 showing basic knowledge of a complete task amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number a basic part of a whole amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 11

12 a person who decides who wins a contest amateur required audience artistic pressure technical compete elements presentation Glossary Page Number Vocabulary Card Time! - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 12

13 Fill in the Blanks! amateur - artistic - audience - compete - element or elements judge or - presentation - pressure - required - technical The awarded first prize to my grandfather s pumpkin pie. The acrobat performed the triple somersault with great skill. Spirals, spins and jumps are of a figure skating program. Kayla has all of the training for this job. The runners hoped to in the Boston Marathon. Sandra felt to finish the book over the weekend. The audience loudly as the singer bowed. Although the actor knew his lines, his was flat. The dancers gave an performance. You must be an to compete in high school sports. Mime Time! - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 13

14 Vocabulary Matching Complete the Vocabulary Matching 1. amateur a person who decides who winds a contest 2. artistic showing basic knowledge of a complete task 3. audience people who gather to see and hear a performance 4. compete showing imagination and skill in creating something beautiful 5. element to take part in a contest elements 6. judge needed 7. presentation performance 8. pressure someone who performs a sport or other activity without being paid 9. required a basic part of a whole 10. technical a strong influence or force Game Time! - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 14

15 Story Introduction Open your Reading Book to Page 136. Read the article, Figure Skating. Fill the word from the article that fits in each blank. In, Michelle explains why figure skating isn t as simple as it looks. Senior ice skaters are under to preform well, not only for themselves, but for the audience and the. Skaters work long hours to practice their. While skating, they need to balance both the and sides of their performance. In other words, the feeling they bring to the music is as important as the number of spins they can turn in the air. Competitive skaters are expected to perform a number of, or skills, in their. A panel of evaluates the skaters on their jumps, spins, and footwork. After the fill out their worksheets, they put their marks on scorecards and hand them to the referee. The scores are then put into a computer and flashed on the scoreboard. The highest score an can receive is a th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 15

16 Do you understand? Comprehension Challenges C-25 C-26 C-27 C C-29 C-30 C-31 C th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 16

17 Open your Reading Book to Page 138 and Read the Story,, by Michelle Kwan. Color in this box with a red colored pencil when you have completely read the story,. Color in this box with a green colored pencil after you have listened to and followed along in your reading book as the story, is read to you. - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 17

18 Reading Comprehension Questions After reading the story, answer the following comprehension questions. At the age of twelve, Michelle thought she was ready to.. a. find a new coach. b. become a Senior skater. c. attempt a triple Axel. d. compete in the Olympics. When Michelle told Frank that she wanted to take the Senior test, he.. a. scheduled extra practice for her. b. wanted her to wait. c. resigned as her coach. d. asked her parents for their opinion. When Frank calmed down, what was one thing he told Michelle? a. She had never really felt the pressure of real competition. b. She knew next to nothing about the artistic side of skating. c. She needed to put more power into her skating. d. She had to follow his direction from then on, or she d need a new coach. When Michelle became a Senior skater, her dad reminded her of the.. a. importance of schoolwork. b. big difference between her age and her abilities. c. hard work that lay ahead of her. d. thin line between discipline and pressure. - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 18

19 What made Michelle stand out when she was little? a. her elegance b. her jumps c. her spins d. her footwork What was true about Michelle s programs when she started as a Senior? a. The jumps, steps, and spins weren t connected. b. They highlighted her ability to interpret the music. c. The spirals and spread eagles showed off her balance. d. They were too difficult for her to do well. What is Michelle s mother s speciality? a. music b. costumes c. choreography d. massage Michelle was able to increase her speed when she.. a. changed her style of skating. b. began lifting weights everyday. c. started to get a little bigger. d. bought a brand new pair of skates. How did Michelle s schooling change after she became a Senior skater? a. She started attending a private school. b. She was taught at home by a tutor. c. She was forced to drop out of school for awhile. d. Her mother began to homeschool her. - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 19

20 One of the most difficult and important challenges of being a skater is.. a. finding ways to pay for the high cost of training. b. staying focused while you are training. c. facing the pressures of competition. d. remembering that skating isn t everything. - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 20

21 Fill in the following Fact Sheet about Michelle Kwan. FACT SHEET Who Michelle Kwan is: Who her coach was: What she was especially good at when she was young: Age at which she became a Senior skater: How she had to improve in order to compete as a Senior skater: Her world records: Two pieces of advice she might giver other young athletes: th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 21

22 Open your Reading Book to Page 154 and read the article, The Eleven Cities Tour. Correctly answer the following questions about this article. What criss-crosses the Netherlands for hundreds of miles? What is the national passion of the Dutch? If figure skating is a little like dancing, speed skating is a little like what? The Eleven Cities Tour, or, is probably the most famous skating tour. In what year did the first official Eleven Cities tour take place? What must happen in order for the Eleven Cities Tour to take place? What did the winner of the 1929 race lose? How many people finished the race in 1963? What were the names of the winners of the 1997 Eleven Cities Tour? - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 22

23 Mom or Dad Please review this with your child. Please sign the Certificate of Completion after your child has completed all of the assignments. For Parent use only! Certificate of Completion I certify that this is complete. Parent Signature - 5th Grade - Theme 2 - Give It All You ve Got - Michelle Kwan Page 23

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