Manatees Patricia A. Fink Martin
We will draw conclusions and identify details that help support conclustions. We will explain our ideas and tell why we think them. Our Reading Objectives
Vocabulary Words • Common- usual, regular • Broad- wide • Steer- guide • Shallow – not deep • Prefer- to like something better • Surface-top • Injure-hurt • Control- direct
Let’s Practice Drawing Conclusions! A hermit crab carries a shell that is much larger than it’s body. If a hermit crab thinks it’s in danger, it will pull back into it’s shell. It also has strong claws. If you pick up a hermit crab, make sure you don’t get pinched! How do you know that a hermit crab uses it’s shell to protect itself?
Expository books have real photos and lots of true facts about a topic. We also use the SQRRRL process and fill out a tree diagram. Narrative books usually have illustrations and not many facts. We use story maps to identify the characters, setting, important events, problem and solutions. Expository vs. Narrative Books
SQRRRL • Survey- preview the text and illustrations • Question-come up with 2 questions you have about the text. • Read-with a partner and silently • Restate-using your own words • Review-what we’ve learned • Learn
Team Talk – Day 1 • 1. Which of the following is another name for a manatee? a. Whale b. Sea cow c. Mermaid d. both a and b
Team Talk – Day 1 • 2. How does the author describe the shape of a manatee’s body? Why do you think the author describes it like this? (write) • 3. Why are manatee’s flippers important? (write)
Partner Reading – Day 1 • Pages 7 (paragraph 2) – 11 aloud with partners.
Team Talk – Day 2 • 1. What details support the conclusion that manatees like warm water? Support your answer. (write)
Team Talk – Day 2 • 2. Which of the following do manatees not do underwater? • Eat • Sleep • Breathe • Play Support your answer.
Team Talk – Day 2 • 3. Why do you think a manatee’s nostrils close when it goes back underwater? (write)
Partner Reading – Day 2 • Pages 14-20 aloud with partners
Team Talk – Day 3 • 1. When manatees migrate, how does their travel change? Support your answer. (write)
Team Talk – Day 3 • 2. Which of the following facts did scientists learn by tagging manatees’ tails? • Scientists learned how to save the manatees from dying. • Scientists learned that manatees travel alone or in small groups. • Scientists learned that manatees travel in large groups. • Scientists learned what manatees say to one another
Team Talk – Day 3 • Why do manatees migrate in the winter? Support your answer. (write)
Partner Reading – Day 3 • Pages 26-29 aloud with partners.
Team Talk – Day 4 • 1. Manatees swim slowly. Why is this an important fact in this section of the text? (write)
Team Talk – Day 4 • 2. According to the text, which of the following do scientists use to identify different manatees? • Scars • Tails • Flippers • Noses
Team Talk – Day 4 • 3. Humans cause danger to manatees. What clues from the text help support this conclusion? (write)
Partner Reading – Day 4 • Pages 36-39 aloud with partners.