Warm Up: In your journal, determine the text structure of the passage to the right. Give two pieces of evidence that helped you determine the text structure. You can use your flipbook notes from Friday!
Passage: Scientists have noticed a pattern in the presence of sea otters. Islands with sea otters had healthy kelp forests. Islands without otters had barren sea floors littered with sea urchins and no kelp. Sea otters are now recognized as a keystone species. This means their position in a food web is crucial to the ecological health of an area. Sea otters ensure the health of kelp forests. They also affect many other local species. For example, fish and mussels also thrive in kelp forests.
Objectives: Today I will practice identifying text structures an annotating a text.
- 7 more Vocabulary Words -- check is now on Tuesday
- Read your book! (Be finished by 1/24)
- New Important Dates (Calendar coming soon!)
- Vocabulary check on Tuesday 1/21 instead of tomorrow
- Vocabulary quiz moved from Wednesday of next week to Thursday (1/23)
- Nonfiction quiz moved from Friday 1/24 to Friday 1/31
- What is annotating? Adding notes to a text
- Why do we do it? To interact with a text and improve our understanding of it
- Some ways to annotate:
- Practice Annotating
- Notice & Note
- This booklet is for you to fill out as you read.
- Each day we will focus on one page of the booklet
- The completed booklet is due at the end of the unit
- Independent Reading
- Continue reading your nonfiction book
- Write down one response in the Big Questions section of your Notice & Note booklet
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