The Trial of Cardigan Jones

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The Trial of Cardigan Jones

by Tim Egan

Genre - fantasy

Paired Text - You Be the Jury

Genre - informational text

Essential Question:

Why are courts an important part of our government?

Reading Goals

Target Skills - conclusions, author's word choice

Target Strategy - infer/predict

Fluency - phrasing


long vowel a, e, i, o, u

words with the VCe pattern

Skill Links

Drawing Conclusions Practice

A Drawing Conclusions Lesson

Inference Video

Iditirod Dreams

Inference Riddles

Jeopardy Game for Conclusions

Conclusions-Detective's Notebook

The Fun They Had

Recess Room drawing conclusions

Rags to Riches Drawing Conclusions

Listen to the Story

Test Prep Inference and Conclusions

Talent Show

The Tug Boat Thug

The Hat Snatcher

Squeak Sneak

Language Goals

Spelling - VCe spellings

spoke mile save excuse

cone invite cube price

erase ripe broke flame

life rule these those

surprise decide


Strategy - dictionary/glossary

trial - the studying and deciding of a case in a court of law

jury - a group of citizens chosen to listen to the facts and proof on cases presented in a court of law

convinced - to persuade to do or to believe

guilty - having committed a crime or bad deed

pointed - to call attention to something with the finger

honest - not lying, stealing, or cheating

murmur - a low, continuous sound

stand - the place taken by a witness in court

Skill Links

Study Stack


Dictionary Use Video


kinds of sentences

Skill Links

Grammar Snap: Telling and Asking

Sentence Trail Game

Types of Sentences Video

Grammar Snap: Command & Exclamatory

Sentence Clubhouse Game


Focus Trait - ideas

Writing Type - narrative (dialogue)

Skill Links