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The Mystery of Saint Matthew Island. Day 1. Concept Talk. What unexpected affects can humans have on nature?. Partner share. Think about how huma n beings might affect nature. Which human actions can affect nature?

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Concept talk
Concept Talk

What unexpected affects can humans have on nature?

Partner share
Partner share

  • Think about how human beings might affect nature.

  • Which human actions can affect nature?

  • What movies, TV shows, or books have you seen about the ways people can influence the course of nature?


  • The story “All the King’s Animals” is about the unexpected affects humans can have on nature. Listen for the words:

  • Accommodates

  • Refuge

  • Domesticated

  • Contaminated

Let s get our books
Let’s get our books

  • 1-5

  • 6-10

  • 11-15

  • 16-20

  • 21-27

Anchored talk
Anchored Talk

  • Pp. 344-345

  • How does the sign pictured here show humans helping wildlife?

  • How does this photograph of the factories show the negative effects of human actions?

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Anchored Talk

  • What does this huge stone sculpture indicate about how humans can directly shape nature?

  • What unexpected affects can humans have on nature?

Amazing words
Amazing Words

  • Accommodates- to provide for, supply with

  • The grocery store accommodates vegetarians.

  • Refuge- is a shelter or protections from danger

  • They took refuge in an abandoned cabin during the storm.

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Amazing Words

  • Domesticated-a change from a wild to a tame state

  • People have domesticated many animals.

  • Contaminated-means to make impure or polluted by contact

  • The factory contaminated the water.


  • Bleached- dyed

  • He bleached his hair blond in the front.

  • Carcasses- bodies of dead animals

  • The island was covered with the carcasses of the animals.


  • Suspicions- conclusions

  • The detective had his suspicions about who was responsible for the break in.

  • Starvation- hunger

  • Every year, dozens of rabbits die of starvation.


  • Scrawny- bony

  • The cat was so scrawny it’s ribs were showing.

  • Decay- wearing away

  • The barn stood in ruins and decay.


  • Tundra- cold, flat, treeless land

  • The reindeer cross the tundra to their winter habitat.


  • -ant (important)

  • -ent (consistent)

  • -ance (instance)

  • -ence (difference)


  • Rule:

  • Use –ance when the first part of the word has meaning

  • Attend + ance

  • Use –ence when the first part of the word has NO meaning

  • Evid + ence


Words ending in soft c (sounds like s), or soft g (sounds like j)

-ent (magnificent, recent)

Words ending in a hard c (sounds like k) or g (like in good)

-ant (elegant, applicant)

Word analysis
Word Analysis

  • Russian word origins: many of the words with Russian origins relate to the Russian culture.

  • Steppes- grasslands, plains

  • Czar-emperor

  • Mammoth- huge

  • Blintzes-pancakes filled with fruit or cheese

  • Samovar- large tea pot


conjunction junction

Let's play a game!


  • Coordinating conjunction:

  • And, but, or—combines two sentences or phrases

  • Subordinating conjunctions:

  • While, because, if –connects a subordinate clause to a main clause or sentence


  • How do we tell the main idea from the details that support it?

  • Look for a direct statement or find the small pieces of information that tell more about the main idea

  • The main idea is not always directly stated