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Author joanne settel genre expository nonfiction


Joanne Settel


Expository Nonfiction

Big Question: How do animals adapt to survive?

Review games
Review Games

  • Story Sort


  • Arcade Games

  • Study Stack

Big question how do animals adapt to survive monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday
Big Question: How do animals adapt to survive?MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Vocabulary words

Vocabulary Words

More Words to Know

Vocabulary Words

  • critical

  • enables

  • mucus

  • scarce

  • specialize

  • sterile

  • aborigines

  • nauseating

  • predator

  • African black mambas

  • constrictors

  • reptiles

Today we will learn about
Today we will learn about:

  • Build Concepts

  • Graphic Sources

  • Monitor and Fix Up

  • Build Background

  • Vocabulary

  • Animal Adaptations

Read aloud
Read Aloud

  • Listen as I read “Snake Scientist.”

  • As I read, notice how I keep my pace slow and steady and enunciate words that convey scientific information.

  • Be ready to answer questions after I finish.

Read aloud1
Read Aloud

  • What is the author’s purpose for writing “Snake Scientist”? Explain your answer.

  • How are snakes like and unlike dinosaurs?

Concept vocabulary
Concept Vocabulary

  • African black mambas– poisonous snakes from Africa that are related to cobras

  • constrictors– snakes that kill prey by crushing it in their coils

  • reptiles– cold-blooded animals with backbones and lungs, usually covered with horny plates or scales

  • (Next slide)

Concept Vocabulary

(To add information to the graphic organizer, click on end show, type in your new information, and save your changes.)

Build concept vocabulary african black mambas constrictors reptiles
Build Concept Vocabulary African black mambas, constrictors, reptiles

Animal Adaptations

Graphic Sources, Monitor and Fix UpTurn to Page 436 - 437.

Prior knowledge what do you know about ants owls and snakes
Prior KnowledgeWhat do you know about ants, owls, and snakes?


Prior knowledge
Prior Knowledge

  • This week’s audio explores familiar animal adaptations. After you listen, we will discuss what you found most surprising.

Vocabulary words1
Vocabulary Words

  • critical – being important to the outcome of a situation

  • enables – gives ability, power, or means to; makes able

  • mucus – a slimy substance produced in the nose and throat to moisten and protect them

Vocabulary words2
Vocabulary Words

  • scarce – hard to get; rare

  • specialize – to develop in a special way

  • sterile – free from germs

More words to know
More Words to Know

  • aborigines – the earliest known inhabitants of Australia

  • nauseating – sickening; causing nausea

  • predator – animal or person that lives by killing and eating other animals

  • (Next Slide)

Today we will learn about1
Today we will learn about:

  • Vocabulary Strategy Lesson: Context Clues

  • Graphic Organizers

  • Author’s Purpose

  • Vocabulary

  • Time for Science: Biomes

  • Animal Adaptations

Vocabulary Strategy: Context CluesTurn to Page 438- 439.

Exploding AntsTurn to Page 440 - 447.

Today we will learn about2
Today we will learn about:

  • Graphic Sources

  • Monitor and Fix Up

  • Vocabulary

  • Fluency: Tempo and Rate

  • Grammar: Possessives Pronouns

  • Spelling: Homophones

  • Time for Science: Human Adaptations

  • Animal Adaptations

Exploding AntsTurn to Page 448 - 452.

Today we will learn about3
Today we will learn about:

  • Experiment

  • Reading Across Texts

  • Content-Area Vocabulary

  • Fluency: Partner Reading

  • Grammar: Possessive Pronouns

  • Spelling: Homophones

  • Time for Science: Animal Experiments

Today we will learn about4
Todaywe will learn about:

  • Build Concept Vocabulary

  • Graphic Sources

  • Context Clues

  • Grammar: Possessive Pronouns

  • Spelling: Homophones

  • Magazine/Periodical

  • Animal Adaptations

Graphic sources
Graphic Sources

  • A graphic source, such as a picture, diagram, or chart, organizes information and makes it easy to see.

  • Preview the graphic sources in a selection to help you predict what you will be reading about.

  • As you read, compare the information in the text with the graphic source.


  • A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things that are alike in at least one way.

  • In a metaphor, the similarity is implied—not stated using words of comparison.

  • A metaphor calls attention to certain qualities of one or both things being compared.

Context clues
Context Clues

  • Use context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

  • Choose an unfamiliar word from Exploding Ants and complete a word frame for it. Base your predicted definitions on context clues from the selection and write sentences using the word in similar contexts.

  • Use a dictionary to write exact definitions.

Context clues1
Context Clues

  • Word:

  • Predicted definition:

  • One good sentence:

  • Verified definition:

  • Another good sentence:

  • Dictionary Definition:

Magazine periodical
Magazine/Periodical about animals.

  • A periodical is a magazine that contains current information in the form of articles, opinion columns, letters, reports, advertisements, and reviews.

  • The headline or title expresses the topic of the article.

Magazine periodical1
Magazine/Periodical about animals.

  • Most magazines include a Table of Contents which tells the reader what information is in the magazine and where to find it.

  • Most magazines follow the 5 Ws and How format. The article will tell you Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?