EncantadoPink Dolphin of the Amazon Sy Montgomery
Vocabulary The princess lived in an enchanted forest. • imaginary • magical
The dolphins swam alongside the ship. • marine animals • fresh water fish
She could feel regular pulses in her arm. • rhythmic beats • deep breaths
The elastic band was very flexible. • comfortable • stretchable
The address label was on the top surface of the package. • highest peak • outer edge
He watched his goldfish swim in the aquarium. • pond • fish tank
We got a few glimpses of the dolphins. • brief views • photographs
Comprehension Which sentence from the selection is an OPINION? • Instead of taking a school bus to school, the kids take a canoe. b. The wet season is the best time of year to explore the Amazon.
According to the selection, why do dolphins send sound waves from their foreheads? • to talk to other dolphins that are nearby. b. to help them identify the things around them.
According to the selection, how are dolphins and submarines ALIKE? • They use sonar in the water. • They travel at high rates of speed.
Which detail bests supports the generalization that ocean dolphins would NOT be able to survive in the Amazon River? • Their flippers are too small to push them against the river currents. • Their bodies do not bend well so they would not be able to get around the branches.
Their bodies do not bend well so they would not be able to get around the branches.
Why is one part of the selection titled “Nightmare Dream World”? a. The rainforest had a plant that causes bad dreams. b. The rainforest was both dangerous and amazing.
What is a MAIN idea of the second part of “Nightmare Dream World”? • The tangarana tree is home to the black tangarana ants. • The tangarana ants will protect the tree that is their home.
Pink dolphins are probably difficult to study because they are hard to _____________. • locate because they stay far away from people. • see because they swim in dark, leaf stained water.
Which of the following is a fact from the story? • “Canoeing through the flooded forest feels like a dream. • “Some of the trees have spines growing out of their trunks.”
The selection said that pink dolphins could “whirl around like a Ferris wheel”. What does this mean? • They can spin in a circle. • They can flip upside down.
Group Work Turn to your group members and discuss… How are pink dolphins and ocean dolphins ALIKE?
Discuss… According to the selection, how are pink dolphins and people ALIKE?
Discuss… Why did the author speak directly to the reader?