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MOTHER TO TIGERS. OBJECTIVES. TODAY WE WILL…. Monitor Comprehension Evaluate Author’s Purpose Use academic language; monitor, comprehension, author’s purpose. VOCABULARY REVIEW. strolled Walked in a slow, relaxed way pitiful Something that causes you to feel sorry for it sleepy

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OBJECTIVES

TODAY WE WILL….

Monitor Comprehension

Evaluate Author’s Purpose

Use academic language; monitor, comprehension, author’s purpose


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VOCABULARY REVIEW

  • strolled

    • Walked in a slow, relaxed way

  • pitiful

    • Something that causes you to feel sorry for it

    • sleepy

      • Ready to go to sleep

  • crouch

    • Close to the ground

  • official

    • If people in charge approve something, it is official

    • sleek

      • Healthy and well cared for

  • grace

    • Something that moves smoothly


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STRATEGY: Monitor Comprehension

  • When you monitor comprehension, you stop to check your understanding before reading on

  • When something in the text confuses you, you use these strategies to figure it out:

    • Reread

    • Read ahead

    • Ask questions

    • Visualize

    • Adjust your reading rate

    • Ask for help


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SKILL: Evaluate Author’s Purpose

  • Author’s write for 3 main reasons:

  • Entertain

  • Inform

  • Persuade

  • Identifying the author’s purpose, helps you figure out how you should read a selection.

    • Example: if you read nonfiction that contains a lot of details, you read slowly so you can understand and remember the information.


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    PREVIEW & PREDICT

    When I say “Go”, take 1 minute to preview the illustrations.

    Ask yourself:

    • What do you think a mother tiger does?

      On your index card, write your predictions. After we listen to the selection, we will see if your questions were answered.


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    FOCUS QUESTION

    • Read to find out…

      • Why does the author call Helen Martini “mother to tigers”?

        NOW…you will read along as we listen to….



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    Let’s Check our Predictions!

    • Share with your criss-cross/shoulder partner your questions. Were they answered?

    • Why did the author call Helen Martini “mother to tigers”?

      TOMORROW WE WILL…

      • Use our “Author’s Purpose Chart” to answer the Comprehension Check on page 379.


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    SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT….

    What animal you like to take care of in a zoo nursery? Why?

    Share!


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