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Unit 3 Week 3

Super Croc
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LINDA HENDERSON

on 17 November 2012

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DAY 2 DAY 1 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 Treasures
Unit 3 Week 3 COMPREHENSION SKILL ancient (adjective) Something that is ancient is very old. Synonyms: antique, old Sentence: One day I would like to visit
the ancient pyramids in Egypt. Think: How could you tell if something was ancient? Turn & Talk: What would you do if you found something you thought was ancient? confirm (verb) hopeful (adjective) unable (verb) valid (adjective) When you confirm what you believe, you find out that it's true. Synonyms: Sentence: When I thought it might be raining,
I looked outside to confirm it. Think: Turn & Talk: When you are hopeful, you think
that what you wish for
might come true. Synonyms: Sentence: Think: Turn & Talk: When you are unable
to do something,
you cannot do it. Synonyms: Sentence: Think: Turn & Talk: VOCABULARY VOCABULARY COMPREHENSION VOCABULARY COMPREHENSION REVIEW ANCIENT CONFIRM HOPEFUL UNABLE VALID Fossil  Correct based on facts or proof. prove to be true or correct. not having the power or skill to do something. when you think that something you want to happen may happen. very old; having to do with times long ago. Vocabulary valid – confirm- unable – hopeful - ancient - Ancient is something that is very old.

I saw pictures of an ancient fish that is now extinct.

Do you know of any ancient animals? ancient You are hopeful when you think that something you want to happen may happen.

We were hopeful that it would not rain on the day of the party.

What are you hopeful for? hopeful If something is valid, it can be proven.

They had valid information that the fossil was that of a dinosaur.

Give an example of valid information. valid To confirm something is to show it is true based on facts.

The scientists were able to confirm that the dinosaur was 50 feet long.

Why is it important for a scientist to confirm his or her findings? confirm If you are unable to do something, that means you cannot do it.

I was unable to go to my grandma’s house yesterday.

Name a word that has the opposite meaning of unable. unable hopeful confirm valid unable ancient Bob heard that scientists found a bone. The bone was from an _________ animal that lived a long time ago. The scientists have to study the bone to learn more about the animal. Right now they are ________to tell what animal the bone came from. When they have _____ information they can _________ what animal it belongs to.

Bob loves dinosaurs. He was ________ that the bone belonged to a dinosaur. ancient hopeful unable
confirm valid Turn to page 370 A Very Old Fish Ancient is something that is very old.

I saw pictures of an ancient fish that is
now extinct.

Do you know of any ancient animals? ancient You are hopeful when you think that something
you want to happen may really happen.

We were hopeful that the weather
would be nice on the day of the party.

What are you hopeful for? hopeful If information is valid, it has been proven to be correct or true.

They had valid information that the
fossil was that of a dinosaur.

Give an example of valid information. valid To confirm something is to show it is true.

The scientists were able to confirm that
the dinosaur was 50 feet long.

Why is it important for scientists
to confirm their findings? confirm If you are unable to do something,
that means you cannot do it.

I was unable to go to my grandma’s
house yesterday.

Name a word that has the opposite
meaning of unable. unable hopeful confirm valid unable ancient Bob heard that scientists found a bone. The bone was from an _________ animal that lived a long time ago. The scientists have to study the bone to learn more about the animal. Right now they are ________to tell what animal the bone came from. When they have _____ information they can _________ what animal it belongs to.

Bob loves dinosaurs. He was ________ that the bone belonged to a dinosaur. ancient hopeful unable confirm valid Turn to page 372 Tell the most important ideas without retelling the whole article. Summarize: Gives information about real people, things, or events. Nonfiction- Genre: Meet the Super Croc Main Idea
Paul Sereno, a scientist, found the bones of the super croc. Meet the Super Croc Main Idea
Scientists confirmed that the super croc lived at the same time as dinosaurs. Main Idea
The super croc was a huge crocodile that lived 110 million years ago. Summary –
The super croc lived 110 million years ago. Its bones were discovered by the scientist, Paul Sereno. A team of scientists studied them to find out about the animal. What happens in the beginning of the story?

What happens in the middle of the story?

What happens in the end of the story?

How do you think Ryan and Katie felt when they saw the bone? Buried in the Backyard Fluency Paul Sereno,/ a scientist, // was the leader of a team of scientists who found the bones. // They discovered them in Niger, / a country in Africa. //

Sereno and his team were hopeful the bones belonged to a kind of giant crocodile from the time of the dinosaurs. // But they weren’t sure. // The whole team needed to study the bones before they could confirm their theory. // They compared the bones to the bodies of crocodiles living today. // If the bones were similar, / the theory would be
valid. //
It is listed in alphabetical order. Index 3. How do these scientists feel about their work?
it is a waste of time to dig for bones
They can work only in Madagascar
There is nothing left to find.
There is still more to learn. 2. What was unusual about the jaw bone?
There was no upper jaw.
It was very big.
The teeth could not chew food.
The sharp teeth looked like hooks. What did fossil hunters find?
the jaw of an old fish
The teeth of a crocodile
The bones of a flying reptile
The jaw of a small dinosaur Turn to page 376 to read “Some Strange Teeth” Test-Taking Strategy: Think and Search Correct based on
facts or proof prove to be true
or correct not having the power or
skill to do something when you think that something
you want to happen may happen very old; having to do
with times long ago Vocabulary Main Idea Main Idea Main Idea Summary –
Tells the important information in a selection Main Idea
The coelacanth is an ancient fish. Main Idea
People thought coelacanths were extinct. Main Idea
Scientists are trying to protect coelacanths. Summary –
The coelacanth is an ancient fish that everyone thought had died. We now know that they still exist so scientists are trying to protect them.
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