Presentation on theme: "“Two Days in May” by Harriet Peck Taylor"— Presentation transcript:
1 “Two Days in May” by Harriet Peck Taylor Theme 2 – City Wildlife
2 Genre: Realistic Fiction A realistic story is about realistic (could happen in real life, but they aren’t real) people, things, and events.The plot-including events, problem, solution-is made up (fictional).This story is based on a real incident.
3 SummarySonia and her father, together with a group of their neighbors, launch a peaceful protest to help five deer that have wandered into the city in search of food.
4 Background Information Deer are wild animals that eat grasses and berries to survive. As more and more buildings and roads are being built, the deer have fewer places to live and find food.
9 an area belonging to a group territoryan area belonging to a group
10 moves to a different place relocatesmoves to a different place
11 a group; association; society organizationa group; association; society
12 The total number of inhabitants of a given area populationThe total number of inhabitants of a given area
13 Asking QuestionsYou will use this strategy while you are reading to help you focus your attention on what you are reading.This strategy will engage you in deeper understanding of:themesconceptsideas
14 Strategy Focus: Asking Questions Let’s try it!Strategy Focus: Asking QuestionsRead pages Who are the main characters so far?~or~Why is Papa taking charge of this problem?
15 Comprehension Skill Focus: Cause and Effect When you identify cause and effect you decide what causes events to happen or what causes characters to behave in certain ways, which helps readers put together logical explanations in the text.The effects are what happened and the causes explain why it happened.Writers use clue words, called casual indicators to establish their relationships:- because - therefore - since - so
16 Graphic Organizer Problem: The deer are in the city. Fill in the organizer with details from the story.Problem: The deer are in the city.Do you agree with how the characters solve the problem?Yes, when…. No, when...______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
17 Meet the AuthorHarriet Peck Taylor is both a writer and an artist. Her special interestsare animals and Native American folklore. As a result, her children'sbooks are often Native American folktales about animals.Since college, Harriet Peck Taylor has been an artist. Her batik artworkis shown in galleries as well as in public locations. She has done the artfor greeting cards, T-shirts, wallpaper, fabrics, and CD covers.This author/illustrator loves the outdoors. On hikes in the foothills ofthe Rocky Mountains, her two dogs often walk with her. For a while, ayoung coyote would follow them on their walks. It would sometimes stop tohowl, and Harriet Peck Taylor began to howl back. Their "chats" went onfor several months. Once, the coyote even got near enough to touch noseswith the dogs!Tracking animals is one of Harriet Peck Taylor's hobbies. She neverbothers the animals, but watches them simply for the joy it brings her.She tracks bears in summer and fall, and mountain lions and other animalsin winter. "The snow always has a story to tell," she says. (from