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The Mystery of Saint Matthew Island. Day 1. Concept Talk. What unexpected affects can humans have on nature?. Partner share. Think about how huma n beings might affect nature. Which human actions can affect nature?

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concept talk
Concept Talk

What unexpected affects can humans have on nature?

partner share
Partner share
  • Think about how human beings might affect nature.
  • Which human actions can affect nature?
  • What movies, TV shows, or books have you seen about the ways people can influence the course of nature?
  • The story “All the King’s Animals” is about the unexpected affects humans can have on nature. Listen for the words:
  • Accommodates
  • Refuge
  • Domesticated
  • Contaminated
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Let’s get our books
  • 1-5
  • 6-10
  • 11-15
  • 16-20
  • 21-27
anchored talk
Anchored Talk
  • Pp. 344-345
  • How does the sign pictured here show humans helping wildlife?
  • How does this photograph of the factories show the negative effects of human actions?
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Anchored Talk
  • What does this huge stone sculpture indicate about how humans can directly shape nature?
  • What unexpected affects can humans have on nature?
amazing words
Amazing Words
  • Accommodates- to provide for, supply with
  • The grocery store accommodates vegetarians.
  • Refuge- is a shelter or protections from danger
  • They took refuge in an abandoned cabin during the storm.
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Amazing Words
  • Domesticated-a change from a wild to a tame state
  • People have domesticated many animals.
  • Contaminated-means to make impure or polluted by contact
  • The factory contaminated the water.
  • Bleached- dyed
  • He bleached his hair blond in the front.
  • Carcasses- bodies of dead animals
  • The island was covered with the carcasses of the animals.
  • Suspicions- conclusions
  • The detective had his suspicions about who was responsible for the break in.
  • Starvation- hunger
  • Every year, dozens of rabbits die of starvation.
  • Scrawny- bony
  • The cat was so scrawny it’s ribs were showing.
  • Decay- wearing away
  • The barn stood in ruins and decay.
  • Tundra- cold, flat, treeless land
  • The reindeer cross the tundra to their winter habitat.
  • -ant (important)
  • -ent (consistent)
  • -ance (instance)
  • -ence (difference)
  • Rule:
  • Use –ance when the first part of the word has meaning
  • Attend + ance
  • Use –ence when the first part of the word has NO meaning
  • Evid + ence

Words ending in soft c (sounds like s), or soft g (sounds like j)

-ent (magnificent, recent)

Words ending in a hard c (sounds like k) or g (like in good)

-ant (elegant, applicant)

word analysis
Word Analysis
  • Russian word origins: many of the words with Russian origins relate to the Russian culture.
  • Steppes- grasslands, plains
  • Czar-emperor
  • Mammoth- huge
  • Blintzes-pancakes filled with fruit or cheese
  • Samovar- large tea pot

conjunction junction

Let's play a game!

  • Coordinating conjunction:
  • And, but, or—combines two sentences or phrases
  • Subordinating conjunctions:
  • While, because, if –connects a subordinate clause to a main clause or sentence
  • How do we tell the main idea from the details that support it?
  • Look for a direct statement or find the small pieces of information that tell more about the main idea
  • The main idea is not always directly stated