Unit 3 – Patterns in Nature
Concept Question: What are some patterns in nature?
Week 2 – Adelina’s Whales
Skills & Strategy
What patterns in nature guide the lives of animals?
Fact & Opinion
Vocab Strategy – Homonyms
Main & Helping Verbs
Challenge Spelling Words
Discovery Education Video: In the Company of Whales (51 minutes)
Videos & Gameshttp://www.learninggamesforkids.com/animal_and_nature_games/whale-games/video-humpback-whale.html
Build Vocabulary Concepts
Draw a line to the category you feel best matches the word meaning. (Note: Two words will match up to the column on the right.)
animals that migrate
where animals go
across Earth’s zones
Fact & Opinion
- statement of fact - can be proven true or false / check it by doing research
Example: Whales are the largest animals on Earth.
- statement of opinion - beliefs or judgements / can't be proven true or false (valid opinions are supported by facts)
Example: Whales are amazing sea animals.
Build Background Knowledge
Click on the file below to list facts about whales you already know before reading the story. Continue to write down new facts as you read Adelina's Whales.
Journey North - Whale Migration Research
Sort the 6 vocabulary words into adjectives (words that describe nouns) and nouns (person, place, thing, or idea)
- massive, lagoon, biologist, rumbling, tropical, bluff
- homonyms - words that are spelled the same and sound the same, but have different meanings
staff - a stick / a group of employees
bluff - to fool or mislead / a steep slope or cliff
- generalize - a broad statement that applies to many examples
- valid generalization - supported by facts & logic
- clue words - many, sometimes, usually, generally, few, seldom, all, most
All boys love to play sports.
Most girls enjoy playing with dolls.http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/makinginferencep.cfmMain & Helping VerbsVerb Phrases --> made up of more than one word (include a main verb & an action verb)Main Verb --> shows actionHelping Verb --> tells more about the main verbCommon Helping Verbs: am, is, are, was, were, have, has, had, will, would, could, should, do, does, did, canExample:Mrs. Tacker is taking the ski club to Blue Mountain on Monday.Play Game - click here