Question of the Day: • What is something you think is worth preserving? Explain why you would preserve it.
Preserve • To preserve something is to keep it from being harmed or changed.
Author’s Purpose • Authors write to: • Entertain • Inform • Persuade • Teach a Lesson **Many authors have more than one purpose for writing.
Author’s Purpose and Perspective: • Turn to page 240- How does the author feel about the tradition of basketweaving? What clues reveal her perspective? • Turn to page 245- Does the author believe that collecting materials for making baskets has a good effect on the Tex family? Use details from the text to support your answer.
Locating Information • Some electronic Sources: • Library Database is a collection of records about all the books and other resources in the library. • CD ROM encyclopedia the text of an encyclopedia stored in a CD ROM disc • Online Magazine and newspapers have been especially designed to be read on a computer that has an internet connection
Practice Locating Information 1. Which is the best way to search a library data base for books by David Shannon? A. book title B. by author’s name C. keyword 2. Which is the best way to search a library database for “Weaving a California Tradition”? A. book title B. by author’s name C. Keyword
Unique • Something is unique if it is the only one of its kind. • Why does each California tribe have its own unique style of baskets?
Infest • If insects or animals infest a place, they are in large numbers and usually cause damage. • What can happen when insects infest plants?
Intervals • Something that happens at regular intervals is repeated over and over with a certain amount of time in between. • At what intervals did California native peoples burn grasses in the past?
Delicate • If something is done in a delicate way, it is done with great care. • Why do you think splitting roots requires a delicate touch?
Flexible • Something is flexible if it can bend or be bent easily. • Why do strands used in weaving need to be flexible?
Bond • A bond is a feeling or interest that unites two or more people or groups. • What bond do California Native Americanweavers share?
Inspires • If something inspires you, it makes you excited about doing something good. • What annual event is held to inspire people to learn basketweaving?
Preserve • To preserve something is to keep it from being harmed or changed. • How do Carly Tex and her family preserve Western Mono culture?
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