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
Skills & Strategy
How have people explained the pattern of day and night?
Cause & Effect
Challenge Spelling Words
Think about what you know about the night sky and night creatures. List the information in the chart below.
- 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.
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