Penguin Chick. Author: Betty Tatham Illustrator: Helen K. Davie Genre: Expository Nonfiction Skill: Main Idea/Details. Question of the Week. How have animals adapted to solve the problems of their environment?. Listen as I read “Swamp Scramblers.” Objectives:
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Let’s read page 150.
Let’s read the first paragraph on p. 151 and look for the main ideas and supporting details.
A graphic organizer can help you see the difference between the main idea and the supporting details.
In some places, the ice is almost 3 miles thick.
Thick ice covers the continent.
Beneath the ice are mountains and valleys.
Let’s read the second paragraph and make a graphic organizer.
The weather is harsh.
Know Want to Know Learned
To smooth or arrange feathers with a beak
Lies close and comfortably together; cuddles
to its mother to stay warm.
Listen to the punctuation, as I pause slightly after each comma and a bit longer after periods and before and after the dashes.
Define and identify common nouns.
Define and identify proper nouns.
Use common and proper nouns in writing.
Become familiar with noun assessment on high-stakes tests.
Do penguins live in Alaska?
The female bird looks for food.
But on the ice in Antarctica, there are no twigs or leaves.
Spell words with syllable patterns V/CV and VC/V.