3SummaryAdelina Mayoral lives in La Laguna, Mexico. Each January, the gray whales arrive in the lagoon near La Laguna and stay for three months before migrating farther north for the summer. Whale-watchers, scientists, and photographers visit La Laguna from all over the world to observe and interact with the whales.
4Genre: Photo EssayPhoto essays use words and pictures to tell about someone or something. As you read, notice how the words and images work together to tell about Adelina and her whales.
5Comprehension Skill Review – Fact and Opinion TE 313a A fact is a statement that can be proved true or false by doing research.
6Comprehension Skill Review – Fact and Opinion TE 313a Statements of opinion tell about a person’s beliefs, feelings, or way of thinking that cannot be proved.It often contains a word of judgment, such as best, should, or beautiful.It may begin with the words in my opinion or I believe.
7Comprehension Strategy – Graphic Organizers TE 292 Good readers organize their thoughts as they read.Jotting down lists or making charts can help you separate statements of fact or opinion.Using a graphic organizer can help you to understand what you read.
8Comprehension Skill Review: Generalizing TE 301 Sometimes as you read, you are given ideas about several things or people.When you make a statement about all of them together, you are making a generalization.These are some of the clue words that help locate generalizations: all, none, many, most, always, usually, few, general.A valid generalization is accurate.A faulty generalization is not accurate.
9Practice Generalization PB116 1. What is an example of a generalization?Many birds migrate, or move from one place to another.2. How do you know this is a generalization?The word many gives a clue that not all birds migrate.3. What is another generalization?Some birds will fly the same path each year.4. How do you know this is a generalization?The word some gives a clue.
10Author’s ViewpointThe author’s viewpoint is the way an author looks at his or her subject.Look at statements of opinion an author expresses and the statements of fact the author includes.Try to figure out the author’s viewpoint even when it is not stated.
11Research/Study Skills – Readers’ Guide TE 313l PB 119-120 The Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature lists articles and other writing published in magazines and journals.This reference is published in a series of volumes organized by date.Researchers can search for articles by subject or by author name.Each entry shows the article name, authors, titles and date of the source it is in, and the pages on which the article appears.
12Fun Stuff and Practice McGraw Hill Activities 4th Grade Activities VideoCause and Effect On-Line PowerPointCompare and ContrastCompare Contrast PowerPointMeet the AuthorVerbs and more Verbsand Linking Verbs on Line
13Weekly Fluency Check - Tone of Voice TE 313a You need to change the tone of your voice as you read dialogue to reflect characters’ emotions and make the reading lively.Read p. 292m for students to dramatize characters voices.
14Question of the Week TE 292m What patterns in nature guide the lives of animals?
15Day 2 - Question of the Day What is the migration pattern of the gray whales Adelina sees?
16Day 3 – Question of the Day What mysteries of the whales might Adelina try to unlock some day?
17Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review What questions might a scientist ask about migration?
18Review QuestionsGive an example of how you know Adelina has a good understanding of nature.Why do you think the author wrote this selection?Who did the author say was the first person to have a visit from the whales?Why do the mother whales come to the lagoon?
19Review Questions How do you know the whales are important to Adelina? How were the people in La Laguna like the people who visited the village?What did Adelina mean when she said, “Laguna is the place where two worlds join together?”
20Vocabulary - Say Itbiologistrumblingblufflagoontropicalmassive
21More Words to Knowaltitudeascentswanszoneencounterexhaling
22biologistscientist who studies living things, including their origins, structures, activities, and distribution
23lagoona pond or small lake, especially one connected with a larger body of water
24a high, steep slope or cliff bluffa high, steep slope or cliff
25tropicalof or like the regions degrees north or south of the equator where the sun can shine directly overhead
32large water birds with long, slender, curving necks swanslarge water birds with long, slender, curving necks
33act of going up; upward movement ascentact of going up; upward movement
34Adelina was awakened by a loud, low, rumbling noise.
35Adelina was awakened by a loud, low, rumbling noise.
36A gray whale was exhaling a blast of hot air as large as a room.
37A gray whale was exhaling a blast of hot air as large as a room.
38The mother whales come to the lagoon to have their babies.
39The mother whales come to the lagoon to have their babies.
40The whales lift their massive heads out of the water.
41The whales lift their massive heads out of the water.
42Adelina’s grandfather was tanned from the bright tropical sun.
43Adelina’s grandfather was tanned from the bright tropical sun.
44Her grandfather told many stories about his first encounter with the whales.
45Her grandfather told many stories about his first encounter with the whales.
46Adelina might become a biologist who studies the ocean when she grows up.
47Adelina might become a biologist who studies the ocean when she grows up.
48Her home is a simple shack on a sandy bluff hugging the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
49Her home is a simple shack on a sandy bluff hugging the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
50The swan is a type of bird that migrates to a milder climate at summer’s end.
51The swan is a type of bird that migrates to a milder climate at summer’s end.
52The swan gains altitude as he makes his ascent into the air.
53The swan gains altitude as he makes his ascent into the air.
54Their wings carry them swiftly and surely from zone to zone.
55Their wings carry them swiftly and surely from zone to zone.
56Writing Assignment - Write a Friendly Letter TE 313h Write a letter to a friend about where you live.Make a realistic, clear picture in words by using specific details.Use exact nouns when describing details.Be sure to use commas where needed in a letter.
57Spelling Words Homophones theirtherewaitweightpassedpastallowedaloudthronethrown
58Spelling Words Homophones throughbreakbrakepeacepiecebeetbeatbyebythrew
60This Week’s Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week:
61Let’s review our Spelling words Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.