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Unit 2 Lesson 8: Super Storm

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Transcript of Unit 2 Lesson 8: Super Storm

Lesson 8: Super Storm
Essential Questions:
Why is being able to identify the main idea an important skill for readers?
Vocabuluary Review
Reading Centers:
Seat Work-Reader's Notebook pg.113-116
Computer-Lexia, Thinkcentral, Reading Plus, AR
Partner Reading-Complete thinking map; write a summary about your section
Mrs. Swenson-Discuss author's purpose
Writing-Journal entry: How can storms be dangerous?
Word Work-Charades! Act out our vocabulary words. Have your friends guess what word it is
Writing: Grammar
What is a verb?
Learning Goal:
I will be able to identify the main idea of a text and provide details to support the main idea.
I will be able to list details that support the author's purpose.
Pounding-crashing or hitting with force
Reach-to extend as far as you can
Flash-a quick burst

Warm-Up
Storms
Have you ever been caught in the middle of a storm? What were some things you noticed? What types of "actions" do storms display?
Write down as many verbs as you can in one minute!
Remember...try to think of some very
"interesting" verbs!
I can only identify the main idea of a text.
I can identify the main idea and provide only 1 or 2 details
I can only list 1 or 2 details that might support the author's purpose

I can identify the main idea and provide at least 3 details to support the main idea
I can list at least 3 details that support the author's purpose
I can identify the main idea and provide more than 3 details that support the main idea.
I can list more than 3 details that support the author's purpose.
How do I use the text to help me locate information?
Let's Dig Deeper
Why should we use thinking maps?
How could you show your understanding of main idea and details?
Super Storms
by Seymour Simon
Damage-to harm
Bend-to make something curve with force
-to be careful
Prevent-to stop from happening
Equal-the same as
Target Skill:
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Main Idea
The topic of an informational text
Detail #1
Thunderstorms are heavy rain showers.
Detail # 2
They can drop millions of gallons of water in just one minute.
Detail #3
Thunderstorms can also be very violent.
Every second, hundreds of thunderstorms are born around the world. Thunderstorms are heavy rain showers. They can drop millions of gallons of water in just one minute. Thunderstorms can also be very violent.
Let's Practice!
Every second, hundreds of thunderstorms are born around the world. Thunderstorms are heavy rain showers. They can drop millions of gallons of water in just one minute. Thunderstorms can also be very violent.
What is the main idea in this passage?
Tells more about the main idea
You Become the Experts on
Super Storms!
You are all meteorologists! You need to prepare for a presentation you will be giving at the end of the week on super storms. Each group will be assigned a section from the story and you will have to become experts of your assigned section. Before putting together your final presentation you will need to organize your findings and write them on a thinking map. You must work together to find the main idea and at least 3 details to support your main idea.
Action Verbs and Subjects
The SUBJECT of a sentence tells who or what does or did the action.
Some VERBS tell actions that happened in the past. These verbs are called VERBS IN THE PAST TENSE.
The dog jumped into the truck.
Who or what is the subject?
What was the action?
What tense is the verb tense?
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