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Reading Strategies and Skills


Unit 3 Week 4
Test Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Comprehension Strategy: Summarize
-Informational texts include ideas and details that may
be unfamiliar. Finding and understanding key details is
important as they read.
-Identify the most important events. Ask yourself: who,
what, where, when and why.
- Ask how important facts are related. Notice which
events cause other events to occur. Think about which
ideas help express the author's purpose for writing.
- To summarize, you have to briefly restate the most
important ideas in your own words and in a logical
order.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook pages
133-144. Also refer to The RWW book page 212.

Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect


-Authors of informational text sometimes organize their ideas by

describing cause-and-effect relationships. This is a text structure


to organize ideas and who why or how something happened.
-To identify cause and effects, look at events that make
something happen (cause).
-Pay attention to what happens as a result of it (effect).
- Signal words include: because, so, due to, and as a result.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook pages 133-135.
Also refer to The RWW book page 213.

Vocabulary Menu Homework


Genre: Informational Text
The following are key characteristics of a
biography:
-It is a nonfiction account of a person's life
written by another person. It is always in third
person.
-Sometimes fictionalized but realistic dialogue
or insight into the thoughts and feelings.
-It may include suspense, adding suspense to
events or accomplishments, and or obstacles in
a subject's life.
Fictionalized Elements: Supposing what the subject
thought bring her to life.
- For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook page
136. Also refer to The RWW book page 214.

Vocabulary Strategy: Paragraph Clues


-When you are unsure of the meaning of a word in
an informational text, you can use clues in nearby
sentences to verify the meaning.
- If you do not have enough information, use
general information about a topic. Combine this
with the paragraph clues to figure out the
meaning.
-You can double check with a dictionary or online.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook
page 137. Also refer to The RWW book p. 215 and
the Word Study Center.

adept aristocracy collective


perseverance
prevail prominent
spectators
trailblazer
To get an A, complete 3 of the following,
To get a B, complete 2 of the following;
To get a C, complete 1 of the following;
To get a F, complete 0 of the following
1. Write a sentence using each of the vocabulary
words.
2. Make a word search puzzle using all of the
vocabulary words (list the words at the
bottom).
3. Define all the words.
4. Make a crossword puzzle using all of the
vocabulary words (with clues for each word).
5. Create some type of review game with the
vocabulary words.
6. Create a vocabulary quiz (and answer key) with
the vocabulary words.
7. Create vocabulary flashcards.

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