Title: Animals in Trouble: Endangered Species and How to Help Them Author: Tanya Jackson Genre: Expository Reading Goal: Clarifying words in expository text. Team Cooperation Goal: Explain your ideas, and tell why Essential Question: How can we clarify words in expository text?
What does “explain an idea” mean? How can that help your team or your partner?
Short bursts The water came out in short spurts as Joe turned the faucet on and off quickly.
Die, vanish Tanya knew the pigeons in the park would perish if the trees were cut down.
Group, usually of birds The flock of penguins sat on the iceberg
search The teacher asked me to scan my paper for mistakes before I handed it in.
wandered A lost dog roamed the neighborhood for days.
Usual, normal On a typical day, I wake up at seven, but sometimes I wake up a little earlier.
Plan, activity The company started working on the project to build a new dam across the river.
Let go You can release the bird by opening its cage.
What does it mean to clarify? What are some strategies you can use to clarify words you don’t understand? Another strategy we can use is to “think about it”. “What is the big idea?”
Just off the floating icecaps, the great orcas swim in packs, hunting for prey. Their black and white skin gleams in the sun when they come to the surface of the water.
What was the main idea from what I read? What are the supporting details?
Team Talk questions #1 and #2 focus on our reading goal: Clarifying
Partner Read- Page 50 - As you read, stop to clarify - As you read, add to your idea tree
Clarify sticky words with your team Discuss the team talk questions Write the answers to numbers 1 and 2 ONLY Vocabulary Practice: Write a meaningful sentence with a vocabulary word from your list If finished, practice fluency on page 4 or 7
What were some of the words your team clarified? Let’s look at our answers for the team talk questions