I Love Guinea Pigs. Genre: Expository Nonfiction Author’s Purpose: Inform Skill: Text Structure. By: Dick King-Smith. Compiled by Terry Sams , Piedmont. Summary.
Genre: Expository Nonfiction
Author’s Purpose: Inform
Skill: Text Structure
By: Dick King-Smith
Compiled by Terry Sams, Piedmont
Nonfiction is writing that is based on fact instead of on imaginary events. It is a type of literature that deals with real people, events, and experiences. It explains the nature of something, or tells what something is like. It uses definitions, examples, classifications, and comparisons.
A fact is a true statement. Some facts never change. But some facts can change.
A fact that can change: The food is hot
An opinion is a statement that tells what someone thinks. Opinions also canchange.
Examples: Compare guinea pigs make noises with guinea pigs say putt, chut, and tweet.
Go to page 191 to locate words that imitate the sounds guinea pigs make.
Read with Accuracy – Use your knowledge of word structure to pronounce words correctly.
The word cauliflower can be broken down into 4 parts and sounded out. Look for and decode any difficult or many syllabled words in the passage as you read.
(The teacher will listen to you read.)
Write a paragraph explaining what you have learned about guinea pigs from this selection. Be sure to proofread for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. You may use the information on the table on Workbook p. 79-80 for information.
Click and type your own words for this week: