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1 The Elephant Scientist Caitlyn O’Connell And Donna Jackson

2 Credentials – About Caitlyn O’Connell bin/ccb/content/caitlin-oconnell-rodwell The Meanest Girls at the Watering Hole nature/The-Meanest-Girls-at-the-Watering-Hole- 192133781.html What does her statement mean? Also see Bio

3 Photo shared by brittanyhock on flickr Five Ws Characters, setting, problem/solution

4 Namibia Latitude: 22° S Longitude: 17° E Area: 824,292 km 2 318,261 mi 2 Arizona 295, 300 km 2 114,000 mi 2

5 South Africa region location in relation to World map

6 Words to Know Perseverance Observation Matriarch Vibration bull, cow, calf, herd steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement an act or instance of noticing or perceiving. 2. an act or instance of regarding attentively or watching. 3. the faculty or habit of observing or noticing a woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically : a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants (patriarch?) a periodic motion of the particles of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from the position of equilibrium


8 What evidence did you hear about perseverance? What are some of the words that described how Caitlynn was observing? How does the author use evidence to support her research?

9 Target these Common Core RI standards in discussions and writing objectives Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (4.RI.1) Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. (4.RI.2) Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. (4.RI.3) Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area. (4.RI.4) Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, and problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. (4.RI.5) Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. (4.RI.7) Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. (4.RI.8) By the end of year, read and comprehend functional texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. (AZ.4.RI.10)

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