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April 7, 2014 The First Emperor / Digging Up the Past: Shi Huangdi's Tomb Synthesizing ideas across nonfiction texts H omework: I nformational text unit test on Thursday! Ob jective: I can synthesize main ideas across nonfiction texts. Wa rm Up (in your composition book)

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April 7, 2014

The First Emperor / Digging Up the Past: Shi Huangdi's Tomb

Synthesizing ideas across nonfiction texts

Homework:

Informational text unit test on Thursday!

Objective:

I can synthesize main ideas across nonfiction texts.

Warm Up (in your composition book)

Copy your objective into you comp book.

Turn to pg. 332 in your IR book and read the section HOW CAN WE UNCOVER THE PAST? Complete the QUICKWRITE activity in the sidebar.

Read the paragraph below that and define what it means to SYNTHESIZE INFORMATION.


Synthesizing information

to read multiple sources on the same topic and then combining that information from different sources into a full understanding of the topic.


A SYNTHESIZE INFORMATION: Preview the selection's title and scan the text and graphic aids. What do you think the selection will be about?


B SYNTHESIZE INFORMATION: What is the focus of the information presented in lines 12-21?


What is another word or phrase that could be used to express the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27?


C SYNTHESIZE INFORMATION: the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27? Writers sometimes include information in graphic aids such as a map. What information does this map convey about the size of Shih Huang Ti's empire and the size of China? Circle the part of the map that tells you this.


D SET A PURPOSE FOR READING: the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27? What do you learn about Shih Huang Ti in lines 44-50. Record this information in the chart below.


PAUSE AND REFLECT: the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27? Based on what you've read so far, how were the emperors in the ancient past different from the leaders of the United States today?


E SET A PURPOSE FOR READING: the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27? Reread lines 51-90. What have you learned so far about the tomb? Underline details in the text. Then summarize the information in a sentence or two.


F SET A PURPOSE FOR READING: the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27? Reread lines 91-119. What have you learned from this selection about the excavation of the tomb?


G SYNTHESIZE INFORMATION: the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27? Remember that previewing a text means looking for clues about its subject matter before reading it. Preview the article's title and graphic aids. What do you think the article will focus on?


PAUSE AND REFLECT: the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27? Reread the background note. Based on this note, make a prediction about the new information contained in this selection.


H SET A PURPOSE FOR READING: the same idea as SURPASSES in lines 24-27? This graph presents information about four excavated pits. What kind of information does it convey? Circle the features of the graph that help you.



I SET A PURPOSE FOR READING: DISINTEGRATE? Reread lines 36-58. In the chart below, note what you have learned about from this passage about the excavation of the tomb.


J SYNTHESIZE INFORMATION: DISINTEGRATE? Pages 339-342 contain additional information about the tomb. How does this information connect with what you learned in "The First Emperor"?


K SET A PURPOSE FOR READING: DISINTEGRATE? Reread lines 86-98. Underline the details that tell you about the emperor and his tomb, based on the Shiji and the other items that have been excavated so far.


PAUSE AND REFLECT: DISINTEGRATE? Pause at line 108. How might excavations like this one encourage people to learn about the past?


L SYNTHESIZE INFORMATION: DISINTEGRATE? Now that you have read both selections, do you think the authors use details effectively to describe the tomb and its contents?


Quiz time! Take out a loose leaf sheet of notebook paper. DISINTEGRATE?

First and last name

Synthesizing information quiz

skip this line

1.

2.

3.

number from 1-6

6.


Complete #s 1-6 on pg. 131 relating to "The Dog of Pompeii" DISINTEGRATE?

Complete #s 1-4 on pg. 141 relating to the two informational texts about Pompeii.

HOWEVER, RENUMBER 1-4 AS 7-10


Homework: DISINTEGRATE?

TEST on informational text Thursday, April 10th!


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