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1 By: Shelley Tanaka Discovering Ancient Cultures Theme 4, Selection 1, Day 1 Taught By: Mrs. Williams By: Shelley Tanaka Discovering Ancient Cultures Theme 4, Selection 1, Day 1 Taught By: Mrs. Williams

2 The Mystery of the Cliff Dwellers Comprehension Skill: Making Inferences What do you think the purpose of the Mary Celestes voyage was? Why do you think the captain ordered his men to board the Mary Celeste? On what day do you think the crewmen left the ship? Why? What is reading fluency? The ability to read text: Accrately Quickly With expression Why is reading fluency important? It is directly related to: Reading comprehension Independent Reading Work completion

3 I think the genre of this selection is___________ I know because_______________

4 Comprehension Skill: Authors Viewpoint How might including Zheng He in a list of famous explorers show how the author feels about the Chinese explorer? What does the sentence He was by far the greatest navigator of his day tell you about a possible author bias? What information does the author include that shows that not everyone thought Zheng He was a great explorer?

5 I can define new key words by writing a definition, meaningful sentence, a personal connection and drawing a picture. (Vocabulary Readers + Academic Vocabulary Sheet)

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7 adorned v. To decorate. The Hawaiians adorned their visitors with garlands of beautiful flowers.

8 causeways n. A raised roadway across water or marshland. The farmers built causeways crossing the fields that flooded in the spring.

9 conquered adj. Defeated in battle. The conquered people gave up their treasures to their victorious enemy.

10 empire n. A large area made up of many territories under one government. The ancient Roman empire once included parts of Great Britain.

11 intricate adj. Complicated; made up of many details. The bracelet has an intricate design.

12 metropolis n. A major city; a center of culture. Being a transportation center has made Chicago a great metropolis.

13 momentous adj. extremely important. The archaeological discovery was a momentous event.

14 sites n. The place where things were, are, or will be located. Diggers have turned up old pottery at several sites.

15 tributes n. A gift given to those in power by people who have been defeated or who want protection. Each year tributes of gold and spices were sent to the capital city from all over the kingdom.

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22 Moctezuma was chosen, in Aztec fashion, by other nobles. Fashion means how something is done. fashion Mens fashions today are simple compared to the clothing worn by Cortes. Fashion means clothing styles. fashion

23 The Great Temple stood at the heart of this city. heart Moctezuma had a warm heart when it came to greeting visitors. heart Heart means where in the city- the middle. Heart means describes what kind of person Moctezuma was and his feelings toward others.

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32 Step 1 Read the Story Summery to yourself one time. Be sure to use good hand gestures to help you as you read. Step 2 Turn to your shoulder partner and partner read the story with lots of expression. Dont forget the gestures that you have practiced. Step 3 Take turns asking and answering at least five questions each about the text. Remember to both ask and answer questions with high enthusiasm.

33 Reading Nonfiction Questions 1.Who or what is this nonfiction selection about? 2. What is the authors purpose for writing this selection? 3. Write 3 pieces of information, facts, or examples, which the author included to support the purpose. 4.For what group of people would this selection be most appealing? What does the author include to appeal to this audience? 5.What technique(s) (text organization) does the author use to appeal to the reader, choose one and give an example?(compare/contrast, chronological order, cause/effect, description, problem/solution, argument/support) 6.Was the point of the book to share an opinion, explain a topic, tell about a personal journey, or something else? Did the author do it well? 7.What is the main idea of this selection? 8.The author most likely wrote this story to __________.(persuade/convince, entertain, inform, explain) 9.Summarize the theme or central idea of this selection.

34 Go to this website to decide if a multiple meaning word is used correctly in a sentence: m/vocabulary.cfm?str=vocabul ary&num=11&act=4&que=1

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39 Raising Royal Treasures With your suit partner, read pages from your text using the skills mentions in the yellow column on the left of page 380. When you are finished discuss these questions with your partner. Compare and Contrast how the find was described in this article and the beginning of Lost Temple of the Aztecs. Why do you think people have been so fascinated with Cleopatra over the centuries? Why do you think the author included information about Julius Caesar and Mark Antony? What have the divers discovered so far? Why did Cleopatras palace remain undiscovered for so long?

40 Find the multiple meaning word that is used correctly in both sentences: m/vocabulary.cfm?num=11&ac t=2&que=1

41 By: Shelley Tanaka Discovering Ancient Cultures Theme 4, Selection 1, Day 5 Taught By: Mrs. Williams By: Shelley Tanaka Discovering Ancient Cultures Theme 4, Selection 1, Day 5 Taught By: Mrs. Williams

42 adorn – decorated causeways – Raised roadways across water or marshland conquered – Defeated in battle empire – A large area made up of many details intricate – Complicated; made up of many details metropolis – A major city; a center of culture momentous – Extremely important sites – Places where things are located tributes – Gifts given to those in power by people who have been defeated or who want protection adorn –d–decorated causeways –R–Raised roadways across water or marshland conquered –D–Defeated in battle empire –A–A large area made up of many details intricate –C–Complicated; made up of many details metropolis –A–A major city; a center of culture momentous –E–Extremely important sites –P–Places where things are located tributes –G–Gifts given to those in power by people who have been defeated or who want protection

43 When You Are Finished After you finish your Weekly Skills Test: 1.Make sure your name, date, and assignment are written clearly on the top left of the paper. 2.Turn your test paper to me and put your answer key in the reading basket. 3.Finish your Daily Paragraph Editing. 4.Read a book of your choice.


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