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Transcript of Penguin Chick
Unit 2 Week 3
"How do the structures of plants and animals help them solve problems?"
Structure - the arrangement of and relation of parts of something.
EX. Parts of a plant
Turn to p. 200 and look at the picture of the animals on the page. What about the animal's structure helps them solve problems?
Turn to p. 204 to find our comprehension skills for this week. Today, we are learning about Main Idea and Details.
- is the most important idea about the topic
- are small pieces of information that help support the Main Idea
So, how can I find the main idea? Follow these steps to help us identify the main idea of "The Coldest Continent."
Common and Proper Nouns
names any person, place, or thing. A
names a particular person, place, or thing. Proper nouns begin with capital letters.
EX. Common noun - bird
Proper noun - Antarctica
Another type of common noun is an
which are ideas or qualities we cannot see or touch.
EX. Abstract noun - kindness
Did you see the penguins at the zoo on Labor Day?
A penguin hatched in July.
Penguins have black and white feathers.
Syllables V/CV, VC/V
Remember this week we are learning about two-syllable words that follow the pattern of V/CV or VC/V. Read the following words aloud with me, and then using a dry erase marker find the patterns within the words on your desk.
Turn to p. 206 to find our vocabulary skill of the week -- Synonyms!
- is a word that has the same or almost the same meaning as another word.
Look at the following examples of synonyms:
cold or chilly
sad or unhappy
fly or soar
run or jog
hop or jump
big or large
Turn to p. 224 to learn about writing poetry. A poem is a piece of writing that expresses the writer's imagination. There are many types of poems, but some key features of poetry include:
written in meter
includes some rhyming lines
uses figurative language
Remember this week's essential question is,
"How structures of plants and animals help them solve problems."
Tell me some examples that you've learned from this week.
Syllables V/CV, VC/V
Today you will learn to read two-syllable words that have only one consonant in the middle.
EX. Seven se/ven
Turn to p. 202 and read the following examples with me.
Try these examples!
- lies close and comfortably
- broad, flat body parts used for swimming by animals such as seals and penguins
- hardened with cold; turned to ice
- to come out of an egg
- strikes with a beak
- to smooth and arrange feathers with a beak
- lies closely and comfortably; cuddles
When an author writes a story they carefully choose the words they use when writing. Sometimes using certain words or punctuation can make a reader better understand what the author wants them to know. These choices is an
and can be used in nonfiction and fiction text.
angry or ____
kind or ____
tug or ____
hard or ____
Can you find another synonym
for these words?
Turn to p. 208 for our story of the week "Penguin Chick."
Syllables V/CV and CV/V
Find the V/CV and CV/V patterns in the following words using a dry erase marker on your desk.
- the arrangement of words in poetry. Generally
based on syllables within the sentences.
Now using your knowledge that you've gained about penguins from our story "Penguin Chick" create an acrostic poem about penguins.
An acrostic poem is a poem with a series of lines that begin with the letter of the subject of the poem.
Finish "Penguin Chick" p. 216 - 221 and then complete the Think Critically questions on p. 222 #1-5.
Turn to p. 204 to review our comprehension skills.
Main Idea and Details
Monitor and Clarify
Using our text of the week, "Penguin Chick," create a main idea and details foldable. Your foldable should include explicit details from the text, because details support an author's main idea.
What is a vowel diagraph?
What is a vowel dipthong?
Synonyms - are words that mean the same or almost the same as another word.
inhospitable - an environment that is harsh and difficult to live in
refuge - being safe or sheltered
flourish - grow in a healthy way
absorb - take in or soak up
predatory - animals hunting prey
brace - something that supports or makes stronger
reinforce - strengthens or supports
saliva - watery liquid produced in the mouth
earthen - made of Earth
vibration - a series of small fast movements
Turn to p. 226.
Our genre study for this week is photo essay. A
is expository nonfiction usually written to inform the reader about a topic.