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Collection 2: Animal Intelligence
Transcript of Collection 2: Animal Intelligence
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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by P.G. Wodehouse
"Tribute to the Dog"
by George Graham Vest
E.Q. How can I
in order to
by Nancy Wood
"The Last Wolf"
by Mary TallMountain
E.Q. How do
and ideas in poetry? How do I
How Smart Are Animals?
by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
E.Q. How do I
Animal Snoop; The Wondrous World of Wildlife Spies
by Peter Christie
E.Q. How do
of a text?
"Each species, however inconspicuous and humble,. . . is a masterpiece."
-Edward O. Wilson
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.
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:
machine common household item
E.Q. How does first person
point of view
affect a story? How do the
as the plot unfolds?
Animals are smart in many ways...
Check out these videos to prove it.
Relative Pronouns: who & whom
*using a print or digital dictionary pg. 97
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.
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.
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.
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
and how it lives. Incorporate text features.
After gaining the definitions, write a summary of the story using each word.