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Name ______________________________

Wild Shots, They’re My Life

By Tui De Roy

From Ranger Rick Magazine



Author’s Purpose

inform persuade entertain

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  • Wild Shots, They’re My Life

  • Focus Skills:

  • To summarize author’s purpose

  • To read and understand a magazine article

  • To compare magazine articles

  • To use singular and plural nouns correctly

  • Genre

  • Magazine Article- a short piece of text that is published in a magazine

  • Summary

  • A wildlife photographer describes how she took some of her favorite photos. Find out the skills that are essential to her job.

  • Reading Strategy

  • Using Text Structure and Format

  • Writers of nonfiction sometimes include special features such as headings and photos to help readers understand important ideas. Paying attention to the way a selection is organized can help readers understand it.

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  • *Who have always been the author’s best friends?

  • Why do you think the author tells readers that her best friends have always been furry, feathered, or scaly?

  • How is the author able to get up close and personal with wild creatures?

  • How do you think the author feels about wild creatures? What details help you figure this out?

  • *What does the author describe on pages 212 and 213?

  • Do you think it is easy or hard to get photos such as the ones you see here? Why?

  • Why do you think the author spends so much time telling readers about how she gets her photos?

  • *The author gives a lot of details about how she took the picture of the iguana. What do you think she wants readers to understand?

  • A human swimmer gets banged up by the waves and rocks, but an iguana doesn’t. Why is this?

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  • Think and Respond

  • How is the author able to take close-up photographs of animals?

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  • Some words in this article are in color. How do these words help the reader?

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  • Why does the author say that wild shots are her life?

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  • How would you feel about getting very close to a wild creature, as the author does?

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