How the Night Came from the Sea

  • Unit 3 – Patterns in Nature

     

    Concept Question: What are some patterns in nature?

    Week 3 – How the Night Came from the Sea

     

    Weekly Question

    Vocabulary Words

    Skills & Strategy

    Spelling Words

    How have people explained the pattern of day and night?

    darkness

    Generalize

    however

    flowerpot

    night creatures

    Context Clues

    mountain

    scowl

    prowl

    Cause & Effect

    mound

    browse

    brilliant

    Visualize

    scout

    announce

    chorus

    Subject-Verb Agreement

    shout

    hound

    coward

    couch

    trout

    gleamed

     

    towel

    drowsy

    shimmering

     

    ounce

    grouch

     

     

    coward

    eyebrow

     

     

    outdoors

    boundary

     

     

    Challenge Spelling Words

     

     

    cauliflower

    allowance

     

     

    foundation

    counselor

     

     

    surround

     

    Concept Vocabulary

    Think about what you know about the night sky and night creatures.  List the information in the chart below.

    Night Sky

    Night Creatures

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Generalize

    • a broad statement or rule that applies to many examples
    • clue words --> all, most, always, usually, generally, many
    • valid generalizations - supported by facts
    • faulty generalizations - not supported by facts

    Read the statements below.  Based on these facts, what generalization can you make about animals?

    - Foxes hunt small animals, mostly at night.

    - Owl hunt for rodents at night.

    - Bats go out at night to eat insects.

    - Raccoons look for food at night.

     

    Build Background - Activate Prior Knowledge

    Click on the file titled "Background Web" below to complete the word web.

     

    Context Clues

    When you come to a word you don't know use the context - the words and sentences around the unknown word - to figure out the word's meaning.

    1. Look for a definition, synonym, or other clue to the word's meaning.

    2. Say what the sentence means in your own words.

    3. Predict a meaning for the unknown word.

    4. Try that meaning in the sentence.  Does it make sense?

     

    Cause & Effect

    • cause - what makes something happen

    Ex: The ice on the sidewalk...

    • effect - what happens

    Ex: caused me to fall down and break my arm.

    NOTE: There may be more than one effect as a result of the cause.

    • clue words - because, so, since

     

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