A Symphony of Whales by: Steve Schuch. Fiction Context Clues Generalize Answer Questions. Genre: Vocabulary Strategy: Comprehension Skill: Comprehension Strategy:. QUESTION OF THE WEEK. How can people help animals that are in danger?.
The title of the selection is "Songbirds of the Sea." I wonder what animal it refers to. From the picture, I know the selection is about whales. They must be the songbirds mentioned in the title.
Multisyllabic Word Routine1 Tell students to look for chunks in words with no meaningful parts. They should say each chunk slowly and then say the chunks fast to make a whole word. 2 Think aloud to demonstrate breaking a word into chunks, saying each chunk slowly, and then saying the chunks fast to make a word. 3 Provide examples of long words with no meaningful parts. Help students chunk the words.
Borrowed from Jennifer Greeson
to cut or break off a thin piece of something
the food and equipment necessary for an army exercise, camping trip, and so on
a long, complicated musical composition for an orchestra
the melody after I
sing the tune?
students how to pace their reading and read at the appropriate speed. After youread the first paragraph, draw students' attention to the speed at which you read.Provide contrast by reading too fast and too slowly and discuss effectiveness ofreading at the right pace.
Beautiful blue whales live in the cold ocean waters.
The verb in the first sentence is in present tense,the verb in the second sentence is in past tense, and the verb in the third sentence is in future tense.