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Collection 2: Animal Intelligence

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Collection 2: Animal Intelligence
Performance Tasks
1. Write a Literary Analysis pg. 129
2. Write an Expository Essay

What is animal intelligence?
How smart are animals?
How are humans learning about animal intelligence?
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"The Mixer"
by P.G. Wodehouse
"Tribute to the Dog"
a speech
by George Graham Vest
E.Q. How can I
identify

persuasive techniques
in a
speech
in order to
trace
and
evaluate
an
argument
?
"Animal Wisdom"
by Nancy Wood
"The Last Wolf"
by Mary TallMountain
E.Q. How do
personification
and
imagery

emphasize

themes
and ideas in poetry? How do I
paraphrase
these ideas?
from
How Smart Are Animals?
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
E.Q. How do I
summarize

central
ideas
and
important
details
and
determine

author's

purpose
?
from
Animal Snoop; The Wondrous World of Wildlife Spies
by Peter Christie
E.Q. How do
anecdotes
and
text features

contribute
to the
structure
of a text?
"Each species, however inconspicuous and humble,. . . is a masterpiece."
-Edward O. Wilson
Vocabulary
benefit
distinct
environment
illustrate
respond
Create a symbol or picture to represent each word. Copy the definition and related forms.
What animal do you believe is the smartest?
Gather your facts and create a CSET. Write each part of your CSET in your foldable. Then turn your foldable into that animal.
Vocabulary
surfeit
criticize
amiable
wallop
mope
morbid

Pg. 91-Use your understanding of the vocabulary words to answer questions.
Purpose: P.G. Wodehouse, the author of "The Mixer", tells the story from the dog's point of view. How does that help and hinder my understanding of the plot as a reader? How do the characters respond throughout the plot and what does it mean?

Task: Write down any unclear words or ideas. Identify various character responses with yellow highlights and note what you think it means about that character. Participate in the collaborative discussion and questions.

Outcome: Create 2 synectics for The Shy Man, since we only get a feel for him through his actions. You may chose from the following categories:
food furniture
animal car
machine common household item
E.Q. How does first person
point of view
affect a story? How do the
characters respond
as the plot unfolds?
Suffix -
ize
intensive pronouns

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/dogs-use-subway-cat-takes-bus-and-other-adventures-in-animal-intelligence/
Animals are smart in many ways...
Check out these videos to prove it.
Relative Pronouns: who & whom
Vocabulary
*using a print or digital dictionary pg. 97
malice
treacherous
prosperity
embrace
Purpose: George Vest uses emotional appeal to persuade the reader in his speech. What is the speaker's argument and what evidence is used as support? What persuasive techniques does he use?

Task: Write unclear words/ideas. Trace and evaluate his argument by highlighting in yellow the speaker's claim, green key phrases that show evidence for his claim, and note the type of evidence and if you think it's effective. Participate in the collaborative discussion.

Outcome: In a small-group panel discussion, tell why you agree or disagree with the speech providing your own claim with support for you opinion.
vocabulary
imagery
figurative language
personification
paraphrase
Purpose: Nancy Wood and Mary TallMountain use imagery and figurative language to express their beliefs about people, animals, and nature through the eyes of animals. What message is portrayed? How are their ideas the same? How are they different?

Task: Use the Seven-Step Poetry Analysis AVID sheets to analyze the poem. Participate in the collaborative discussion. Use your notes to create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the writers' attitudes, use of imagery, and ideas about animal intelligences.

Outcome: Write a 2-voice poem showcasing the authors' views on the topic. Want to add difficulty, add your voice and make it a 3-voice poem.
Vocabulary

evolve
attribute
phenomenon
inconsistency
complexity
aptitude

Verify word meaning pg. 115
Purpose: "How Smart are Animals?" is a science writing where the author separates the information into 5 sections. What is the central idea of each section? What are the important details? What is the author's purpose of the section?

Task: As you read, write unclear words and ideas, highlight in yellow any important information to include in a summary. Note the purpose of the each section. Participate in the collaboration discussion.

Outcome: You work for the Discovery channel and need to decide what sections of this article should be included in the informative 30 min. TV segment. Work together with your team to meet in a boardroom meeting to convince us why your segment should make the cut. Include the purpose and importance of the information.
pronoun #
vocabulary
eavesdrop
foil
predator
stake
intercept
plummet
Complete pg. 127 synonyms on your computer!
Purpose: Peter Christie, the author of Animal Snoops, creates an informative text that reveals the interesting ways that animals communicate for survival through anecdotes. How does the author organize the information? How do the anecdotes help tell the information?

Task: Write unclear words/ideas.
2nd reading: Complete worksheet and answer questions 1,
2, & 6 from p. 126 (on the same paper, next to your name, write the animal from the story that you would like to further research).
Participate in class and collaborative discussions.

Outcome: Do further research synthesizing more information to create a presentation about an animal mentioned in
Animal Snoops
and how it lives. Incorporate text features.
http://my.hrw.com/content/hmof/language_arts/hmhcollections/resources/gr6/history_ae_videos/index.html
After gaining the definitions, write a summary of the story using each word.
https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/content/4_writingskills/writing_tuts/paraphrase_ll/activity.html
http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/ParaphraseCraze/default.htm#page3
http://www.abc.net.au/animals/dog_test/
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/rsr/build1/RR_e_4_20_ae.htm
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