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Name: _____________________________________

Class: ____________________
Teacher: Mr. Valens
Grade 5

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Pre-Reading
Yunmi and Halmonis Trip is about a Korean-American girl and her Korean
grandmothers trip back to Korea. Before we read the story, we will talk and
discuss about Korea, what is it like to be away from it and when you return to it.
1. A non-Korean friend of yours is going to visit Korea with you. What are three
places you would take him or her? Why those places?
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2. What two things do you miss most about Korea when youre in Japan?
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3. What do you miss about Japan when youre in Korea?
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4. When you go back to Korea for a visit, how do you feel when you first get
there? Why do you feel that way?
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5. How do you feel when you leave Korea? Why?
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Now ask your teacher the same questions, but about their
own country.

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Directions: Use a dictionary to find the meaning to each word and draw a line
to the definition that best matches.
Vocabulary
1) skyscraper

Definition
a) an official document that allows someone to
travel abroad

2) sightsee

b) a person that sells something (sometimes on


the street)

3) custom

c) to lead someone in a certain direction

4) vendor

d) the usual way of acting in everyday life

5) foreigner

e) to hug someone or something in your arms

6) passport

f) a tall building with many floors

7) national

g) a person that is not native to a country

8) embrace

h) something that is unusual

9) usher

i) a person who has a passport for or was born


in a particular country

10) strange

j) looking at places and objects of interest in a


place you are visiting

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Directions: Use the words in the box to complete the sentences below.

passport
foreigners

vendors

customs

skyscrapers

ushered

sightseeing

embraced
nationals

strange

1. ___________________________ are sometimes asked to show


their passports when walking around when on holiday.
2. Some enjoy ___________________________ by foot, others take
the bus when they are visiting a foreign country.
3. They saw many tall ___________________________ with both
stores and apartments in them downtown.
4. It is important to know what the ___________________________
of a place are when you visit there so you dont insult
someone by what you do or say.
5. They bought some souvenirs from
___________________________ selling their things on the streets.
6. Be sure to have your ___________________________ ready
whenever you first go into a foreign country.
7. My mother ___________________________ me when I gave her
a gift on Mothers Day.
8. The man at the theater ___________________________ us to our
seats so we would sit in the correct place.
9. My grandmother thinks the clothes young people wear look
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10. We dont need to wait in the foreign line at the airport
because we are ___________________________.
Directions: Decide whether the target vocabulary words (skyscrapers, sightseeing,
customs, vendor, foreigner, passport, nationals, embraced, ushered, and strange)
are adjectives, nouns, or verbs. Put the vocabulary words in the table below.

Adjective

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Noun

Verb

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Directions: Use the target vocabulary words to write interesting sentences. Use two
target vocabulary words in each sentence.

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Directions: Draw a line from the target vocabulary to the definition. Use a dictionary if you
need help.

Vocabulary

Definition

1) minister

a) to laugh in a light, silly way

2) parasol

b) to bring together into one group or place

3) lavender

c) to vanish from sight

4) tassel

d) a payment made to use land, house, or car

5) giggle

e) a person appointed to a government position by


the leader of a country

6) disappear

f) an ornament with threads or strands hanging


from a round knob, used on clothing or curtains

7) rent

g) to flow (like water)

8) gather

h) to say something suddenly

9) stream

i) a lightweight umbrella use as a sunshade

10) blurt

j) a pale bluish purple

Directions: Decide whether the target vocabulary words (minister, parasol,


lavender, giggle, disappear, rent, gather, stream, blurt) are adjectives, nouns, or
verbs based on the definitions given. Put the vocabulary words in the table
below.

Adjective

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Noun

Verb

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Use the words in the box to complete the sentences below.


minister

parasols

disappear

lavender

rented

tassels

giggled

gathered streaming

blurted

1. The students _______________________ when the teacher


spoke in Japanese.
2. Tears were _______________________down my mothers face
when I returned home after being gone for a year. streaming
3. When its very sunny, some people use
_______________________ to block the sunlight.
4. I _______________________ a car to drive from Seoul to Pusan.
5. A student _______________________ out the answers during
the test in class even though the teacher said to be sure to
raise your hand first.
6. I bought a pink and _______________________ pencil case for
my sister.
7. The students _______________________ together in front of
school for the opening ceremony.
8. The magician made a woman _______________________ and
we never saw her again!
9. The _______________________ of education visited our school
on Monday.
10. Those curtains are nice, but they have
_______________________ on them and this makes them look ugly.

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Grammar Review
A singular pronoun takes the place of a singular noun.
The girl went to the store.
Girl is a singular noun
She went to the store.
The pronoun she takes the place of the noun, (the) girl.
She is a singular pronoun.
A plural pronoun takes the place of a plural noun or more than one noun.
The cats played with the yarn.
Cats is a plural noun
They played with the yarn.
The pronoun they takes the place of noun, (the) cats.
They is a plural pronoun.
A. Circle the pronoun in each of the sentences below. Write S if the

pronoun is singular and P if it is plural.


1) Bobby went to the library with him.
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2) We all burped at the same time so the room was stinky.
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3) Where did they go to kiss last night?
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4) I like to dance to enka music.
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5) Jenna will come to the movies with us.
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6) Mr. Shane told me that Mr. Brown is crazy. __________
7) Her favorite food is squid with grape jelly. __________
8) They will fly to the moon tomorrow.
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9) That car is old, and it doesnt run well.
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We are so happy we get to study with Mr. Valens!


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Directions: Use the target vocabulary words to write interesting sentences. Use two
target vocabulary words in each sentence.

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Directions: Draw a line from the target vocabulary to the definition. Use a
dictionary if you need help.
Vocabulary
1) observatory

Definition
a) what a person says to a god when asking for
or saying something

2) century

b) moved quickly

3) tombstone

c) feeling shame or embarrassed by feelings of


guilt

4) marinate

d) to bend over slightly

5) outskirts

e) a place or building that has telescope that


can observe planets and stars

6) sped

f) a grave where a body is buried

7) ashamed

g) a period of 100 years

8) tomb

h) to soak food in a sauce, usually before


cooking it.

9) bow

i) the outlying district or region, like outside of a


city

10) prayer

j) a large stone to mark the grave of someone

Directions: Use the words in the box to complete the sentences below.

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Vocabulary
Use the words in the box to complete the sentences below.
observatory
outskirts

century
sped

tombstone
ashamed

bow

marinated
prayer

tomb

1. The race car ________________________ away before the


other racers could catch up.
2. I ________________________ the chicken for before I
barbequed it.
3. There are many deer in the ________________________ of the
city so you dont have to go far from downtown to see them.
4. My family visits my grandfathers ________________________
each year to pray for him.
5. There is a special message written on the
________________________ at the head of his grave.
6. On our class trip, we went to the ________________________ to
learn about the solar system.
7. We are in the 21st ________________________ now and wont
be in the 22nd one for 86 more years.
8. He felt ________________________ because he made fun of
that girl in front of everyone and made her cry.
9. I always ________________________ when the principal walks
by to show my respect.
10. My grandmother often goes to church and says a
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Grammar Review 2

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A. Write a pronoun that could replace the underlined word(s) in

each sentence.
1. Miki loves to sing for people.
2. Minji and Eugene enjoy listening to Miki.
3. Miki will sing with Hyun Ho.
4. Hyun Ho has a beautiful voice too.
5. Their concert will be tomorrow evening.
6. Mr. Kelly and I will be sitting in the front row.
7. Mr. Kelly will go with Mr. and Mrs. Brown.
8. My mom and I will walk to the concert.
9. The concert hall will be full of people.
10. I wonder if the principal will be going.

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Directions: Decide whether the target vocabulary words (observatory,


century, tombstone, marinate, outskirts, sped, ashamed, tomb, bow,
prayer) are adjectives, nouns, or verbs. Put the vocabulary words in the
table below.
Adjective

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Noun

Verb

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Directions: Use the target vocabulary words to write interesting sentences. Use two
target vocabulary words in each sentence.

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Comprehension Questions
1. Why did Yunmi go to Korea?

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2. Why do you think Yunmi felt strange standing in the line for foreigners?

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3. Why did Yunmi stop feeling like a foreigner after she talks with the man who
checks her passport?

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4. How did Yunmi feel when she first met her relatives?

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5. What is one thing Koreans were the first people in the world to invent?

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6. Why was it difficult for Yunmi and her cousins to talk with each other?

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7. Why did Yunmi wish everyone would disappear?

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8. Why did Yunmi burst into tears?

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9. Why did Yunmi feel ashamed and selfish?

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10. What is one time you felt selfish?

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11. What is one time you had trouble communicating with people because of
a language barrier?

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12. What were the three places Yunmi visits? What are three things she
learned?

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13. With your table group, summarize the story in only five sentences.

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What did Yunmi learn about traditions from her visit to her grandfathers tomb? Write a
postcard from Yunmis point-of-view to her best friends back home where she tells
them about the birthday party at the Tomb, about all the sightseeing [you] have
done, what you have learned and felt. Include what you learned about Halmoni, and
maybe even about yourself.

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