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author joanne settel genre expository nonfiction

Joanne Settel


Expository Nonfiction

Big Question: How do animals adapt to survive?

review games
Review Games
  • Story Sort


  • Arcade Games
  • Study Stack
big question how do animals adapt to survive monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday
Big Question: How do animals adapt to survive?MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
vocabulary words
Vocabulary Words

More Words to Know

Vocabulary Words
  • critical
  • enables
  • mucus
  • scarce
  • specialize
  • sterile
  • aborigines
  • nauseating
  • predator
  • African black mambas
  • constrictors
  • reptiles
today we will learn about
Today we will learn about:
  • Build Concepts
  • Graphic Sources
  • Monitor and Fix Up
  • Build Background
  • Vocabulary
  • Animal Adaptations
read aloud
Read Aloud
  • Listen as I read “Snake Scientist.”
  • As I read, notice how I keep my pace slow and steady and enunciate words that convey scientific information.
  • Be ready to answer questions after I finish.
read aloud1
Read Aloud
  • What is the author’s purpose for writing “Snake Scientist”? Explain your answer.
  • How are snakes like and unlike dinosaurs?
concept vocabulary
Concept Vocabulary
  • African black mambas– poisonous snakes from Africa that are related to cobras
  • constrictors– snakes that kill prey by crushing it in their coils
  • reptiles– cold-blooded animals with backbones and lungs, usually covered with horny plates or scales
  • (Next slide)
Concept Vocabulary

(To add information to the graphic organizer, click on end show, type in your new information, and save your changes.)

prior knowledge
Prior Knowledge
  • This week’s audio explores familiar animal adaptations. After you listen, we will discuss what you found most surprising.
vocabulary words1
Vocabulary Words
  • critical – being important to the outcome of a situation
  • enables – gives ability, power, or means to; makes able
  • mucus – a slimy substance produced in the nose and throat to moisten and protect them
vocabulary words2
Vocabulary Words
  • scarce – hard to get; rare
  • specialize – to develop in a special way
  • sterile – free from germs
more words to know
More Words to Know
  • aborigines – the earliest known inhabitants of Australia
  • nauseating – sickening; causing nausea
  • predator – animal or person that lives by killing and eating other animals
  • (Next Slide)
today we will learn about1
Today we will learn about:
  • Vocabulary Strategy Lesson: Context Clues
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Vocabulary
  • Time for Science: Biomes
  • Animal Adaptations
today we will learn about2
Today we will learn about:
  • Graphic Sources
  • Monitor and Fix Up
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency: Tempo and Rate
  • Grammar: Possessives Pronouns
  • Spelling: Homophones
  • Time for Science: Human Adaptations
  • Animal Adaptations
today we will learn about3
Today we will learn about:
  • Experiment
  • Reading Across Texts
  • Content-Area Vocabulary
  • Fluency: Partner Reading
  • Grammar: Possessive Pronouns
  • Spelling: Homophones
  • Time for Science: Animal Experiments
today we will learn about4
Todaywe will learn about:
  • Build Concept Vocabulary
  • Graphic Sources
  • Context Clues
  • Grammar: Possessive Pronouns
  • Spelling: Homophones
  • Magazine/Periodical
  • Animal Adaptations
graphic sources
Graphic Sources
  • A graphic source, such as a picture, diagram, or chart, organizes information and makes it easy to see.
  • Preview the graphic sources in a selection to help you predict what you will be reading about.
  • As you read, compare the information in the text with the graphic source.
  • A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things that are alike in at least one way.
  • In a metaphor, the similarity is implied—not stated using words of comparison.
  • A metaphor calls attention to certain qualities of one or both things being compared.
context clues
Context Clues
  • Use context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.
  • Choose an unfamiliar word from Exploding Ants and complete a word frame for it. Base your predicted definitions on context clues from the selection and write sentences using the word in similar contexts.
  • Use a dictionary to write exact definitions.
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Context Clues
  • Word:
  • Predicted definition:
  • One good sentence:
  • Verified definition:
  • Another good sentence:
  • Dictionary Definition:
magazine periodical
  • A periodical is a magazine that contains current information in the form of articles, opinion columns, letters, reports, advertisements, and reviews.
  • The headline or title expresses the topic of the article.
magazine periodical1
  • Most magazines include a Table of Contents which tells the reader what information is in the magazine and where to find it.
  • Most magazines follow the 5 Ws and How format. The article will tell you Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?