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Unit 3: Discoveries  Weekly Theme: Ecosystems in Balance Selection 3: Title:  Saving the Sand Dunes Author:  Time for Kids
<ul><li>Genre: </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction Article –  an article that gives information about real people, places, or thi...
<ul><li>Phonics: </li></ul><ul><li>decode words with / û r/ </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>words with...
<ul><li>Key Vocabulary: </li></ul><ul><li>preserve  –  an area set aside for the  protection of plants and  animals; prote...
<ul><li>Vocabulary Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple-Meaning Words </li></ul><ul><li>  ** Words that different meanings f...
<ul><li>Word Work: </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Past-Tense Verbs </li></ul><ul><li>A  past-tense ve...
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  1. 1. Unit 3: Discoveries Weekly Theme: Ecosystems in Balance Selection 3: Title: Saving the Sand Dunes Author: Time for Kids
  2. 2. <ul><li>Genre: </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction Article – an article that gives information about real people, places, or things </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze Text Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Skill: </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and Effect </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Phonics: </li></ul><ul><li>decode words with / û r/ </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>words with /ûr/ </li></ul><ul><li>turns, first, herds, learn, purr, third, earn, </li></ul><ul><li>nurse, perch, girls, firm, word, world, </li></ul><ul><li>serve, worth </li></ul><ul><li>Review Words: bare, bear, stairs </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge Words: perfect, Thursday </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Key Vocabulary: </li></ul><ul><li>preserve – an area set aside for the protection of plants and animals; protect from harm </li></ul><ul><li>restore – bring something back to its original condition </li></ul><ul><li>suffered – was damaged or harmed </li></ul><ul><li>rainfall – amount of rain that falls on an area in a period of time </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Vocabulary Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple-Meaning Words </li></ul><ul><li> ** Words that different meanings for the same word </li></ul><ul><li>To figure out the meaning that fits in a sentence, look up the word in a dictionary and choose the meaning that makes sense in context. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Word Work: </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Past-Tense Verbs </li></ul><ul><li>A past-tense verb tells what has already happened. </li></ul><ul><li>Add -ed to form the past tense of most verbs. Drop the e and add –ed to verbs that end in e . </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>paint -> painted dance -> danced </li></ul><ul><li>jump -> jumped like -> liked </li></ul>

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