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  1. Vocabulary for How to Be a Nature Detective By Millicent E. Selsam

  2. Meet Author and Illustrator: Millicent E. Selsam Millicent E. Selsam was born on May 30, 1912, in Brooklyn, New York. She became interested in science when she was in high school by going on field trips. Millicent E. Selsam was a high school science teacher for ten years. She also liked to grow many kinds of plants. The first book she wrote was Egg to Chick in 1946.

  3. Genre – Nonfiction There are many ways an author can give information in nonfiction. • Look for: • Ways the author lets you figure out answers to questions. • Ideas the author gives about ways to learn from nature. Story Summary:You can become nature detectives by learning the differences between many animal tracks and how to use clues to help decide what kind of animal you are tracking.

  4. Pop Quiz • What does the author do? • He or she writes the stories. • What does the illustrator do? • He or she draws takes the pictures.

  5. Glossary Time • Put your reading book on your desk. • Open your book to the glossary.(The glossary is on page 263 in the back of your reading book.) • When you see the word “Glossary,” get ready to • find the word.

  6. Clues clues clues - things that help solve a problem or mystery Nate found more clues near the sunken ship. 2

  7. Detective detective detective - a person who tries to solve crimes or mysteries A Glossary Word Detective Snoop found footprints in the sand. 1

  8. Floor floor floor - the inside bottom surface of a room, where you walk A Glossary Word Nate is reading a detective book on the floor. 3

  9. Nature nature nature - all plant and animal life A Glossary Word Lisa likes to take pictures of things in nature. 4

  10. piece Piece piece - a part of something that is separated from the whole A Glossary Word David has a piece of Nate’s birthday cake. 5

  11. Pulls pulls pulls - to move something toward yourself A Glossary Word The cow pulls the children’s cart. 5

  12. Vocabulary Review • Say the words. • Read the sentences. • Fill in the blank.

  13. The shark rested on the __________ of the ocean. • clues • nature • pulls • detective • floor • piece

  14. Does this parrot makes a good ___________? floor detective pulls nature piece clues

  15. The tailor is missing an important ___________ of the dress. floor detective pulls nature piece clues

  16. Nate has found some important _________ in the case of the missing pancakes. detective nature pulls clues floor piece

  17. Frog _________ himself up on the water grass. piece floor pulls clues detective nature

  18. Springtime is a good time to take a _______ walk. pulls nature clues piece floor detective

  19. Review the Vocabulary Words • clues - things that help solve a problem or mystery • detective - a person who tries to solve crimes or mysteries • floor - the inside bottom surface of a room, where you walk • nature - all plant and animal life • piece - a part of something that is separated from the whole • pulls - to move something toward yourself

  20. piece___ clues ___ detective _ nature ___ floor ___ pulls ___ Match the words to its meaning. • - things that help solve a problem or mystery • - a person who tries to solve crimes or mysteries • - the inside bottom surface of a room, where you walk • - all plant and animal life • - a part of something that is separated from the whole • - to move something toward yourself E A B D C F

  21. Say the Sight Words floor pulls detective clues answer problem nature morning piece special question footprint

  22. New words in the story: “How to Be a Nature Detective” backyard places sidewalk muddy anywhere problem meat drank claw watch hind exactly front fingerprints footprints sandy beach airplanes speed smell happened marks someone leave behind torn clothing animal walked almost

  23. Word Power • A detective looks for clues.  A naturedetective looks for clues, too.  They may be tracks in mud, in sand, or even on a floor.  A naturedetective sometimes pulls a stick or a piece out of a nest.  Find out how to be a naturedetective.

  24. Enjoy your story. The End Anne Miller

  25. Web Links You should be able to click on these sites and go to them by pointing and clicking. • PhonicsReview • o or oa 1 • o or oa 2 • ld or ll (end sound) 1 • ld or ll (end sound) 2 • Skills and Review • How to Be a Nature Detective - Main Idea • How to Be a Nature Detective - Contractions • How to Be a Nature Detective - Main Idea RR • Read Write Think Story Map Story Elements

  26. Fun links for “How to be a Nature Detective” Animal tracks • Beartracker’s Animal Tracks Den • Mammals • Reptiles • Birds • Follow that footprint, paw print, hoof print ... Give our Tricky Tracks Quiz for Beginners a try. Good luck! • Curious George Printable Animal Tracks Coloring Page • Easy Animal Tracks Coloring Page & Activity • Animal Tracks Activity Page • Printable Worksheet or Game • Match the Animal Tracks Coloring Page • 5 A Day Detective Game • Detective Party • Doggie Detective • Pest World For Kids