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  1. Name ______________________________ Wild Shots, They’re My Life By Tui De Roy From Ranger Rick Magazine Prediction ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Author’s Purpose inform persuade entertain

  2. Wild Shots, They’re My Life • Focus Skills: • To summarize author’s purpose • To read and understand a magazine article • To compare magazine articles • To use singular and plural nouns correctly • Genre • Magazine Article- a short piece of text that is published in a magazine • Summary • A wildlife photographer describes how she took some of her favorite photos. Find out the skills that are essential to her job. • Reading Strategy • Using Text Structure and Format • Writers of nonfiction sometimes include special features such as headings and photos to help readers understand important ideas. Paying attention to the way a selection is organized can help readers understand it.

  3. QUESTIONS TO DISCUSS • *Who have always been the author’s best friends? • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Why do you think the author tells readers that her best friends have always been furry, feathered, or scaly? • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • 4. How is the author able to get up close and personal with wild creatures? • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • How do you think the author feels about wild creatures? What details help you figure this out? • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  4. Think and Respond • How is the author able to take close-up photographs of animals? • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Some words in this article are in color. How do these words help the reader? • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • Why does the author say that wild shots are her life? • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • How would you feel about getting very close to a wild creature, as the author does? • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  5. What does the author describe on pages 212 and 213?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Do you think it is easy or hard to get photos such as the ones you see here? Why?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Why do you think the author spends so much time telling readers about how she gets her photos?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The author gives a lot of details about how she took the picture of the iguana. What do you think she wants readers to understand?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________A human swimmer gets banged up by the waves and rocks, but an iguana doesn’t. Why is it?_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________