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“Urban Roosts: Where Birds Nest in the City”

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  1. “Urban Roosts: Where Birds Nest in the City” Author: Barbara Bash Genre: Expository Text

  2. Line 1: windswept skyscraper storefront streetlights • Compound words • What two words make up these compounds? • Do the words help determine the meaning of the compound?

  3. skyscraper windswept

  4. storefront streetlights

  5. Line 2: cupcake mailbox nighthawk rooftops • Compound words • What two words make up these compounds? • Do the words help determine the meaning of the compound?

  6. cupcake mailbox

  7. nighthawk rooftops

  8. Line 3: crevice cavities nooks crannies cracks • These words are related • How are they related?

  9. crevice cavities

  10. nooks crannies

  11. cracks

  12. Line 4: chirping hissing screeching gurgle • Vivid verbs for noises that animals or birds make. • Use the words in a sentence. • Can you suggest other vivid verbs?

  13. chirping hissing

  14. screeching gurgle

  15. Line 5: flowerpot house throughout surrounds found • These words are found in the story, and they review the /ow/ sound spelled ou_ and ow.

  16. flowerpot house

  17. surrounds

  18. found

  19. Sentence 1: Pigeons build nests on a ledge, or on a windowsill, or in a flowerpot out on a fire escape, or in the curve of a storefront letter. • Can you identify the compound words? • (windowsill, flowerpot)

  20. Sentence 2: Today, the pigeon flourishes all over the United States in the nooks and crannies of our cities. • Can you identify the related words? • (nooks/crannies) • Can you identify the vivid words? • (flourishes)

  21. Sentence 3: As baby barn owls grow, they huddle together, hissing and slurping, as they wait for their parents to return with food. • Can you identify the vivid words? • (huddle, hissing)

  22. Sentence 4: Plants can be found in a flowerpot inside a house. • Can you identify the word with the /ow/ sound spelled ou_ and ow?

  23. Oral Language

  24. L 1: windswept skyscraper storefront streetlights L 2: cupcake mailbox nighthawk rooftops L 3: crevice cavities nooks crannies cracks L 4: chirping hissing screeching gurgle L 5: flowerpot house throughout surrounds found • Choose a line of words, point to a word on the line, and choose a classmate to read the word. • Focus on Line 3, choose a word and start a story. Someone else is to add on to the story by supplying a sentence that uses another word from the line.