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Reading Strategies and


Skills
Unit 5 Week 4
Comprehension Strategy:
Reread
-As you read expository text, you may come
across complex information about scientific
topics. You can reread to clarify details,
explanations, or sequence of steps in a
process.
- You should stop when a section is unclear.
You should reread the text more slowly and
think about how the ideas are connected.
Sometimes, rereading an earlier part of the
text helps to clarify difficult concepts or
ideas.
- For extra practice, refer to Practice

Genre: Expository Text


The following are key characteristics of
expository text:
-It explains information and facts about a
topic. Real people, places, ideas, or events
are most often the topic.
- One form of expository text is a technical
account, which may describe an important
scientific discovery process. A technical
account may be organized sequentially to
show what events led to the discovery or
scientific process.
-It can often include text features such as:
photographs, diagrams, and models.
Diagrams help clarify the different steps in
a process. Models- represent relationships
among actual items.

Vocabulary Strategy:
Context Clues
- Context clues can help readers figure

out the meaning of an unfamiliar word or


a word with multiple meanings.
-Scientific text frequently includes
definitions when unfamiliar words or
technical terms are introduced. Other
context clues called restatements tell
about a word or term again or in another
way, so readers will understand the
meaning. A restatement appears
immediately after the word or term is
first used.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice

Comprehension Skill: Sequence

-Text structure is how authors organize ideas in

their writing. One way to organize ideas is by the


sequence, the time order in which events occur or
a process helps you clarify and remember difficult
technical information. It also helps you understand
how a scientific result was achieved.
-You should look for key events or steps and note
how the author organizes them.
-Look for signal words such as: first, next, then, and
finally.
-Time phrases and dates can also point to sequential
order.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook pages
233-235. Also refer to The RWW book page 357.

Vocabulary Menu Homework


colleagues
conservatively
deduction
drones galaxy
sustain
ultimately
verify
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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