Adelina’sWhales Text and Photos by Richard Sobol Day 1Day 4 Day 2Day 5 Day 3 Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Additional Resources
Study Skills • Genre: Photo Essay • Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion • Comprehension Strategy: Graphic Organizers • Comprehension Review Skill: Generalize • Vocabulary: Homonyms
Genre: Photo Essay • Photo essays use words and pictures to tell about someone or something. As you read, notice how the words and images work together to tell about Adelina and her whales.
Summary Adelina Mayoral lives in La Laguna, Mexico. Each January, the gray whales arrive in the lagoon near La Laguna and stay for three months before migrating farther north for the summer. Whale-watchers, scientists, and photographers visit La Laguna from all over the world to observe and interact with the whales.
Skill Review: Generalizing • Sometimes as you read, you are given ideas about several things or people. • When you make a statement about all of them together, you are making a generalization. • These are some of the clue words that help locate generalizations: all, none, many, most, always, usually, few, general. • A valid generalization is accurate. • A faulty generalization is not accurate.
Practice Generalization 1. What is an example of a generalization? Many birds migrate, or move from one place to another. • How do you know this is a generalization? The word many gives a clue that not all birds migrate. • What is another generalization? Some birds will fly the same path each year. • How do you know this is a generalization? The word some gives a clue.
Day 1 - Question of the Week • What patterns in nature guide the lives of animals?
Vocabulary - Say It biologist rumbling • bluff • lagoon • tropical • massive
More Words to Know altitude ascent swans zone encounter exhaling
Comprehension Strategy –Graphic Organizers • Good readers organize their thoughts as they read. • Jotting down lists or making charts can help you separate statements of fact or opinion. • Using a graphic organizer can help you to understand what you read.
Comprehension Skill –Fact and Opinion • A fact is a statement that can be proved true or false by doing research.
Fact and Opinion • Opinions tell about a person’s beliefs, feelings, or way of thinking that cannot be proved. • It often contains a word of judgment, such as best, should, or beautiful. • It may begin with the words: in my opinion or I believe.
1. The average wait of a gray whale is from 30 to 40 tons? 2. A gray whales tail measures 10 to 12 foot across.
What is an action verb? It is a verb that tells what action someone or something is performing.
Action Verbs List the action verb in each sentence. • The musician placed the flute in its case. • This camera takes excellent pictures. • The ship struck the dock. Answers: placed, takes, & struck
List the words that are connected by the linking verbs. • That purple jewel is an amethyst. ____________________________ Answer: jewel & amethyst
List the words that are connected by the linking verbs. 3. Her favorite colors are turquoise and tan. __________________________ Answer: colors, turquoise & tan
Examples of Helping verbs • Is • Are • Was • Were • Has • Have • Had • Shall • Will • Can • May • Should • Would • Could • Might • Must • Do • Did • Does
Helping Verbs List the complete verb phrase. 1. Government officials were sent to the flood area.
Helping Verbs 1. Government officials were quickly sent to the flood area.
Examples of Linking verbs: • Linking verbs: • Be • Being • Am • Is • Are • Was • Were • Appear • Become • Sensory Linking verbs: • Feel • Grow • Look • Remain • Seem • Smell • Sound • Stay • Taste • Turn • More linking verbs: • Shall be • Will be • Has been • Have been • Had been • Shall have been • Will have been • Should be • Would be • Can be • Could be • Should have been • Would have been • Could have been
Helping Verbs 2. The new students should have been taken to meet the principal.
Spelling WordsHomophones • past • allowed • aloud • throne • thrown • their • there • wait • weight • passed
Spelling WordsHomophones • through • break • brake • peace • piece • beet • beat • bye • by • threw
CHALLENGE • stationery • stationary • cymbal • symbol • principle • principal
Day 2-Question of the Day • What is the migration pattern of the gray whales Adelina sees?
bluff a high, steep slope or cliff
lagoon a pond or small lake, especially one connected with a larger body of water
tropical of or like the regions 23.45 degrees north or south of the equator where the sun can shine directly overhead
massive • big and heavy; bulky
biologist scientist who studies living things, including their origins, structures, activities, and distribution
rumbling making a deep, heavy, continuous sound
altitude high above sea level
ascent act of going up; upward movement
swans large water birds with long, slender, curving necks
zone any of the five great regions of Earth’s surface, bounded by imaginary lines going around Earth parallel to the equator
encounter an unexpected meeting
exhaling breathing out
Weekly Fluency Check -Tone of Voice • You need to change the tone of your voice as you read dialogue to reflect characters’ emotions and make the reading lively. • Read p. 292m for students to dramatize characters voices.
3. Gray whales swim threw the water. At around 3 to 5 miles per hour. 4. They migrate from the bering sea too Baja, California.
Highlight the Verb • The girls had gone shopping. • Mom ran errands today. • She is washing the car. • Mike wants a new dog. • Sue is pretty. • The dog was running down the road. • I want to go to the beach. • Bob is eating a sandwich.
Group Work • Tri-Fold Section 2 • Partner Read & WB 114 • Spelling Day 2 WB 46 • Language Day 2 WB 45 • SmartBoardVerb Game