Guess the Covered Word Adelina’s Whales Compiled by Terry Sams

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					   Adelina’s Whales

              Compiled by:
             Terry Sams PES




Text and Photos by Richard
          Sobol
  Study Skills
• Genre: Photo Essay
• Comprehension Skill:
    Fact and Opinion
• Comprehension Strategy:
    Graphic Organizers
• Comprehension Review Skill:
    Generalize
• Vocabulary: Homonyms
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.
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.
Comprehension Skill Review –
Fact and Opinion   TE 313a

•A fact is a
 statement that can
 be proved true or
 false by doing
 research.
Comprehension Skill Review –
Fact and Opinion         TE 313a
• Statements of opinion 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.
Comprehension Strategy –
Graphic Organizers TE 292
• 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 Review:
Generalizing TE 301
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
PB116
1. What is an example of a generalization?
   Many birds migrate, or move from one
   place to another.
2. How do you know this is a generalization?
   The word many gives a clue that not all
   birds migrate.
3. What is another generalization?
   Some birds will fly the same path each
   year.
4. How do you know this is a generalization?
   The word some gives a clue.
  Author’s Viewpoint
•The author’s viewpoint is the
way an author looks at his or her
subject.
•Look at statements of opinion an
author expresses and the
statements of fact the author
includes.
•Try to figure out the author’s
viewpoint even when it is not
stated.
 Research/Study Skills –
 Readers’ Guide TE 313l PB 119-120
• The Readers’ Guide to Periodical
  Literature lists articles and other writing
  published in magazines and journals.
• This reference is published in a series of
  volumes organized by date.
• Researchers can search for articles by
  subject or by author name.
• Each entry shows the article name,
  authors, titles and date of the source it
  is in, and the pages on which the article
  appears.
Fun Stuff and Practice

  •   McGraw Hill Activities
  •   4th Grade Activities
  •   Video
  •   Cause and Effect On-Line PowerPoint
  •   Compare and Contrast
  •   Compare Contrast PowerPoint
  •   Meet the Author
  •   Verbs and more Verbs
  •   and Linking Verbs on Line
Weekly Fluency Check -
Tone of Voice TE 313a
● 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.
Question of the Week
TE 292m
•What patterns
 in nature guide
 the lives of
 animals?
Day 2 - Question of
the Day
•What is the
 migration pattern of
 the gray whales
 Adelina sees?
Day 3 –
Question of the Day
  •What mysteries
   of the whales
   might Adelina try
   to unlock some
   day?
Day 4 - Question of
the Day - Review
•What questions
 might a scientist
 ask about
 migration?
Review Questions
1. Give an example of how you know
   Adelina has a good understanding of
   nature.
2. Why do you think the author wrote this
   selection?
3. Who did the author say was the first
   person to have a visit from the whales?
4. Why do the mother whales come to the
   lagoon?
 Review Questions
1. How do you know the whales are
  important to Adelina?
2. How were the people in La Laguna
   like the people who visited the
   village?
3. What did Adelina mean when she
   said, “Laguna is the place where two
   worlds join together?”
Vocabulary - Say It
•bluff    •biologist
•lagoon •rumbling
•tropical
•massive
More Words to Know
      altitude
       ascent
       swans
        zone
     encounter
      exhaling
biologist
• scientist who studies living
 things, including their origins,
 structures, activities, and
 distribution
      lagoon
• a pond or small
 lake, especially
 one connected
 with a larger
 body of water
  bluff
•a high,
steep slope
or cliff
   tropical
•of or like the
regions 23.45
degrees north
or south of the
equator where the sun
can shine directly
overhead
massive
bigand
heavy; bulky
rumbling
•making a
deep, heavy,
continuous
sound
 exhaling
•breathing out
 encounter
•an unexpected
meeting
         zone
•any of the five great
regions of Earth’s
surface, bounded by
imaginary lines
going around
Earth parallel
to the equator
altitude
•high above sea
level
   swans
•large water
birds with
long, slender,
curving necks
    ascent
•act of going up;
upward
movement
Adelina was
awakened by a
loud, low,
rumbling noise.
Adelina was
awakened by a
loud, low,
rumbling noise.
A gray whale was
exhaling a blast of
hot air as large as a
room.
A gray whale was
exhaling a blast of
hot air as large as a
room.
The mother
whales come to
the lagoon to
have their babies.
The mother
whales come to
the lagoon
to have their
babies.
The whales lift
their massive
heads out of the
water.
The whales lift
their massive
heads out of the
water.
Adelina’s
grandfather was
tanned from the
bright tropical
sun.
Adelina’s
grandfather was
tanned from the
bright tropical
sun.
Her grandfather
told many stories
about his first
encounter with the
whales.
Her grandfather
told many stories
about his first
encounter
with the
whales.
Adelina might
become a biologist
who studies the
ocean when she
grows up.
Adelina might
become a biologist
who studies the
ocean when she
grows up.
Her home is a
simple shack on a
sandy bluff hugging
the edge of the
Pacific Ocean.
Her home is a
simple shack on a
sandy bluff hugging
the edge of the
Pacific Ocean.
The swan is a type
of bird that
migrates to a milder
climate at
summer’s end.
The swan is a type
of bird that migrates
to a milder climate
at summer’s
end.
The swan gains
altitude as he
makes his ascent
into the air.
The swan gains
altitude as he
makes his ascent
into the air.
Their wings carry
them swiftly and
surely from zone
to zone.
Their wings carry
them swiftly and
surely from zone
to zone.
Writing Assignment -
 Write a Friendly Letter TE 313h
• Write a letter to a friend about
  where you live.
• Make a realistic, clear picture in
  words by using specific details.
• Use exact nouns when describing
  details.
• Be sure to use commas where
  needed in a letter.
     Spelling Words
          Homophones
•their       •past
•there       •allowed
•wait        •aloud
•weight      •throne
•passed      •thrown
    Spelling Words
         Homophones
•beet       •through
•beat       •break
•bye        •brake
•by         •peace
•threw      •piece
CHALLENGE
     •stationery
     •stationary
       •cymbal
       •symbol
      •principle
      •principal
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