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  1. The Mystery of Saint Matthew Island Day 1

  2. Concept Talk What unexpected affects can humans have on nature?

  3. Partner share • Think about how human beings might affect nature. • Which human actions can affect nature? • What movies, TV shows, or books have you seen about the ways people can influence the course of nature?

  4. Listen: • The story “All the King’s Animals” is about the unexpected affects humans can have on nature. Listen for the words: • Accommodates • Refuge • Domesticated • Contaminated

  5. Let’s get our books • 1-5 • 6-10 • 11-15 • 16-20 • 21-27

  6. Anchored Talk • Pp. 344-345 • How does the sign pictured here show humans helping wildlife? • How does this photograph of the factories show the negative effects of human actions?

  7. Anchored Talk • What does this huge stone sculpture indicate about how humans can directly shape nature? • What unexpected affects can humans have on nature?

  8. Amazing Words • Accommodates- to provide for, supply with • The grocery store accommodates vegetarians. • Refuge- is a shelter or protections from danger • They took refuge in an abandoned cabin during the storm.

  9. Amazing Words • Domesticated-a change from a wild to a tame state • People have domesticated many animals. • Contaminated-means to make impure or polluted by contact • The factory contaminated the water.

  10. Vocabulary • Bleached- dyed • He bleached his hair blond in the front. • Carcasses- bodies of dead animals • The island was covered with the carcasses of the animals.

  11. Vocabulary • Suspicions- conclusions • The detective had his suspicions about who was responsible for the break in. • Starvation- hunger • Every year, dozens of rabbits die of starvation.

  12. Vocabulary • Scrawny- bony • The cat was so scrawny it’s ribs were showing. • Decay- wearing away • The barn stood in ruins and decay.

  13. Vocabulary • Tundra- cold, flat, treeless land • The reindeer cross the tundra to their winter habitat.

  14. Spelling • -ant (important) • -ent (consistent) • -ance (instance) • -ence (difference)

  15. Spelling • Rule: • Use –ance when the first part of the word has meaning • Attend + ance • Use –ence when the first part of the word has NO meaning • Evid + ence

  16. Spelling Words ending in soft c (sounds like s), or soft g (sounds like j) -ent (magnificent, recent) Words ending in a hard c (sounds like k) or g (like in good) -ant (elegant, applicant)

  17. Word Analysis • Russian word origins: many of the words with Russian origins relate to the Russian culture. • Steppes- grasslands, plains • Czar-emperor • Mammoth- huge • Blintzes-pancakes filled with fruit or cheese • Samovar- large tea pot

  18. Language conjunction junction Let's play a game!

  19. Language • Coordinating conjunction: • And, but, or—combines two sentences or phrases • Subordinating conjunctions: • While, because, if –connects a subordinate clause to a main clause or sentence

  20. Comprehension • How do we tell the main idea from the details that support it? • Look for a direct statement or find the small pieces of information that tell more about the main idea • The main idea is not always directly stated

  21. Let’s check our daily fix it.