FIELD TRIP By Naomi Shihab Nye
Before  we read… <ul><li>Let’s  PREDICT  a few things about the reading… </li></ul><ul><li>What  TYPE  of nonfiction is th...
Vocabulary <ul><li>severance — </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting off or cutting apart (p. 341) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>tediousl...
THESIS <ul><li>What IS a THESIS? </li></ul><ul><li>THESIS is the MAIN IDEA of a story or an article </li></ul><ul><li>In n...
FIELD TRIP <ul><li>How do the people in the print shop react to the accident? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the print shop g...
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Nonfiction—Field Trip

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  1. 1. FIELD TRIP By Naomi Shihab Nye
  2. 2. Before we read… <ul><li>Let’s PREDICT a few things about the reading… </li></ul><ul><li>What TYPE of nonfiction is this? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NARRATIVE or INFORMATIVE ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you think it might be about? </li></ul><ul><li>What memorable experiences have you had with field trips ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did everything turn out as you expected? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did anything turn out differently? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write about your experience in your journal. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Vocabulary <ul><li>severance — </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting off or cutting apart (p. 341) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>tediously — </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Done in a boring or tiresome way (p. 341) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>excruciating — </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensely painful ( p. 342) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>mortality — </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sure to die some time (p. 342) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>parched — </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very, very dry (p. 343) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>console — </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comforting someone in sorrow (p. 343) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. THESIS <ul><li>What IS a THESIS? </li></ul><ul><li>THESIS is the MAIN IDEA of a story or an article </li></ul><ul><li>In nonfiction, where is the thesis usually found? </li></ul><ul><li>In nonfiction, the thesis is, not always, but often stated in the opening paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>AS YOU READ FIELD TRIP , LOOK FOR THE THESIS--WHERE DO YOU FIND IT? </li></ul>
  5. 5. FIELD TRIP <ul><li>How do the people in the print shop react to the accident? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the print shop guide say before she goes to the hospital? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the children respond immediately after the incident and in the days that follow? </li></ul><ul><li>Name two unexpected things that happened to the author on other field trips or outings. </li></ul><ul><li>What conclusion does the author draw about field trips, and by extension, about Life? </li></ul>

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