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1 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Feature Menu Introducing the Selections Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem Reading Skills Focus: Previewing Writing Skills Focus

2 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Introducing the Selections How do we solve problems that affect an entire community?

3 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Introducing the Selections A community is a group of people who share common areas, such as parks, playgrounds, and open spaces. Unfortunately, disagreement can arise within a community about the best use of these public areas.

4 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Introducing the Selections If you supported a skateboard park or a dog run, where could you find information to convince others to join you? Read the selections on skateboard parks and leash- free dog runs to analyze the information they contain. [End of Section]

5 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem Getting accurate information is critical when you need to solve a problem. But where can you find the information you need?

6 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem You can gather information from a variety of sources. consumer documents public documents workplace documents

7 Workplace documents are documents people use in doing their jobs. Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem memos, s, and reports. Kinds of workplace documents include

8 Public documents are documents that make information available to anyone. Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem schedules, some Web sites, and government publications. Examples of public documents include

9 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem contracts, advertisements, and manuals. Consumer documents provide information to people who buy or use products or services. Here are some examples of consumer documents:

10 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem After you have gathered information, judge the reliability of your facts by evaluating your sources. Is this Web site a reliable source? A reliable source contains facts that can be verified, or confirmed. A reliable source bases its information on fact, not just opinion. The author should have credentials, or qualifications, to write about the topic.

11 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem You may find that you need more information to solve the problem. Where can I find information to support my argument that a skateboard park would be good for teens? I know! I’ll look in health and fitness magazines. [End of Section]

12 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Informational Text Focus: Using Information from Documents to Solve a Problem You’re about to read some documents that concern problems faced by communities. As you read, pretend you are a member of these communities. The annotations beside some documents show the type of critical thinking you might do to understand the situation.

13 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Reading Skills Focus: Previewing When you preview, you look over text you are about to read to see what lies ahead.

14 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Reading Skills Focus: Previewing You may begin by noticing titles, headings and subheadings, boldface terms, and illustrations. You can also read opening sentences or paragraphs. Title Opening sentence Boldface heading

15 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Reading Skills Focus: Previewing Previewing helps you notice the important points. Total Wellness Health Club Total Wellness Health Club provides the newest in multi-station workout machines. With our state-of-the-art equipment, you can complete a full workout in just thirty minutes. Membership Categories Deluxe membership includes unlimited usage of all exercise equipment and up to five classes per week. Basic membership includes four hours of weekly access to our circuit-training room and up to two classes per week. What parts of this passage help you preview it? Total Wellness Health Club Total Wellness Health Club provides the newest in multi-station workout machines. With our state-of-the-art equipment, you can complete a full workout in just thirty minutes. Membership Categories Deluxe membership includes unlimited usage of all exercise equipment and up to five classes per week. Basic membership includes four hours of weekly access to our circuit-training room and up to two classes per week.

16 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Reading Skills Focus: Previewing When you’ve previewed the important points... you can decide whether or not the source is useful to you. Previewing saves you time.

17 [End of Section] Into Action: Complete a preview chart like the one below. List each document, explain what it is, and describe the topic it covers. Kind of DocumentTopic Memorandum “The City Beat” issues regarding the new skate park: need, liability, cost, location workplace document from the Parks Department public document: newspaper column Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Reading Skills Focus: Previewing Title/ Description

18 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Writing Skills Focus: Preparing for Timed Writing Imagine that you are trying to solve the problems described in the skateboard park and dog run documents. Use the information in these documents to form opinions about the skateboard park and the dog run. [End of Section]

19 Vocabulary

20 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary potentially adv.: possibly. hazards n.: dangers; things that can cause danger. proposal n.: suggestion. ample adj.: as much as is needed; enough. Skateboard Park Documents Leash-Free Dog Run Documents

21 California AB1296 states that persons who skateboard on public property are expected to know that it is a potentially dangerous sport. The sentence below may help you understand how the word potentially is used in Skateboard Park Documents. Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary If something is potentially, or possibly, dangerous, people need to be very careful.

22 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary When Mrs. Ortiz offered her a weekly babysitting job, Sophia figured she could potentially afford a new bike by the end of the summer. Sophia a.definitely could afford the bike. b.might be able to afford the bike. c.could not afford the bike.

23 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary When Mrs. Ortiz offered her a weekly babysitting job, Sophia figured she could potentially afford a new bike by the end of the summer. Sophia a.definitely could afford the bike. b.might be able to afford the bike. c.could not afford the bike. Name a potentially interesting subject in school.

24 Mr. Owner’s proposal was met with a standing ovation. The sentence below may help you understand how the word proposal is used in “The City Beat.” Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary A proposal is a suggestion. Because Mr. Owner’s proposal was met with a standing ovation, an overwhelming number of audience members approved of his suggestion.

25 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary When Mrs. Wong asked for proposals for the class trip, the students had many a.ideas. b.complaints. c.questions.

26 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary When Mrs. Wong asked for proposals for the class trip, the students had many a.ideas. b.complaints. c.questions. Discuss a proposal to improve your school’s cafeteria.

27 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary Environmental hazards. Irregular surfaces account for more than half the skateboarding injuries caused by falls. The excerpt below may help you understand how the word hazards is used in “Consumer Product Safety Commission: Document 93.” Hazards cause danger. Holes, bumps, rocks, and debris are just some of the hazards skateboarders face.

28 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary Highway signs sometimes announce hazards. Hazard signs a.increase the speed limit. b.give the distance to cities. c.warn of potential danger.

29 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary a.increase the speed limit. b.give the distance to cities. c.warn of potential danger. Name some road hazards that affect bicyclists. Highway signs sometimes announce hazards. Hazard signs

30 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary The park needs to be large enough for a fair number of dogs to run around in it without colliding with one another. Ample size will minimize the possibility of dogfights. The sentences below may help you understand how the word ample is used in A.K. Nine’s letter. If the dog run is of ample size, there is enough room for the dogs.

31 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary In which photo do the people lack ample room? a. b. c.

32 Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents Vocabulary In which photo do the people lack ample room? Where might your school provide ample room for students to study comfortably? a. c. b.

33 The End

34 QuickWrite

35 What improvements would you like to see in your community? You might consider a town pool or new traffic signs, for example. Record your ideas. [End of Section] Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents QuickWrite

36 Read with a Purpose

37 Read these workplace, public, and consumer documents to learn about the problems they address. Skateboard Park Documents/Leash-Free Dog Run Documents [End of Section]


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