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MOTHER TO TIGERS. OBJECTIVES. TODAY WE WILL…. Monitor Comprehension Evaluate Author’s Purpose Use academic language; monitor, comprehension, author’s purpose. VOCABULARY REVIEW. strolled Walked in a slow, relaxed way pitiful Something that causes you to feel sorry for it sleepy

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objectives
OBJECTIVES

TODAY WE WILL….

Monitor Comprehension

Evaluate Author’s Purpose

Use academic language; monitor, comprehension, author’s purpose

vocabulary review
VOCABULARY REVIEW
  • strolled
    • Walked in a slow, relaxed way
  • pitiful
    • Something that causes you to feel sorry for it
    • sleepy
      • Ready to go to sleep
  • crouch
    • Close to the ground
  • official
    • If people in charge approve something, it is official
    • sleek
      • Healthy and well cared for
  • grace
    • Something that moves smoothly
strategy monitor comprehension
STRATEGY: Monitor Comprehension
  • When you monitor comprehension, you stop to check your understanding before reading on
  • When something in the text confuses you, you use these strategies to figure it out:
    • Reread
    • Read ahead
    • Ask questions
    • Visualize
    • Adjust your reading rate
    • Ask for help
skill evaluate author s purpose
SKILL: Evaluate Author’s Purpose
    • Author’s write for 3 main reasons:
    • Entertain
    • Inform
    • Persuade
  • Identifying the author’s purpose, helps you figure out how you should read a selection.
    • Example: if you read nonfiction that contains a lot of details, you read slowly so you can understand and remember the information.
preview predict
PREVIEW & PREDICT

When I say “Go”, take 1 minute to preview the illustrations.

Ask yourself:

  • What do you think a mother tiger does?

On your index card, write your predictions. After we listen to the selection, we will see if your questions were answered.

focus question
FOCUS QUESTION
  • Read to find out…
    • Why does the author call Helen Martini “mother to tigers”?

NOW…you will read along as we listen to….

let s check our predictions
Let’s Check our Predictions!
  • Share with your criss-cross/shoulder partner your questions. Were they answered?
  • Why did the author call Helen Martini “mother to tigers”?

TOMORROW WE WILL…

    • Use our “Author’s Purpose Chart” to answer the Comprehension Check on page 379.
something to think about
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT….

What animal you like to take care of in a zoo nursery? Why?

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