Adelina’s Whales Compiled by: Terry Sams PES Text and Photos by Richard Sobol Study Skills Genre: Photo Essay Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion Comprehension Strategy: Graphic Organizers Comprehension Review Skill: Generalize
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Terry Sams PES
Text and Photos by Richard Sobol
Adelina Mayoral lives in La Laguna, Mexico. Each January, the gray whales arrive in the lagoon near La Laguna and stay for three months before migrating farther north for the summer. Whale-watchers, scientists, and photographers visit La Laguna from all over the world to observe and interact with the whales.
Many birds migrate, or move from one place to another.
2. How do you know this is a generalization?
The word many gives a clue that not all birds migrate.
3. What is another generalization?
Some birds will fly the same path each year.
4. How do you know this is a generalization?
The word some gives a clue.Practice GeneralizationPB116
The author’s viewpoint is the way an author looks at his or her subject.
Look at statements of opinion an author expresses and the statements of fact the author includes.
Try to figure out the author’s viewpoint even when it is not stated.
a pond or small lake, especially one connected with a larger body of water
a high, steep slope or cliff
of or like the regions 23.45 degrees north or south of the equator where the sun can shine directly overhead
making a deep, heavy, continuous sound
an unexpected meeting
any of the five great regions of Earth’s surface, bounded by imaginary lines going around Earth parallel to the equator
high above sea level
large water birds with long, slender, curving necks
act of going up; upward movement
Click and type your own words for this week:
Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.