February is Library Lovers Month. Write a top ten list ofreasons to love the library. Friday February 15, 2013 Emily Diana Edward Bryan Samira LeslieAyanna Christy Ixza Jessica Ricardo Donovan Philicia Alexis Michael Jose Leon David Kathy Yamilee Lilah Jeffrey Carlos Kareena Jaileen Remy Jordan Adrianette Alejandra
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Reading Animal Defenses (p. 420) Talk About It How do animals defend themselves when they are scared or threatened? Look at the picture and respond in writing.Activity Using loose leaf paper, draw an animal defending itself from their predator. Write a sentence describing your picture.
A glimpse is a quick look at something.Something that is secluded is private andout of view.Behavior refers to the way a person oranimal acts.Arroyo is the Spanish word for stream orcreek.
Arousing is stirring up or causing excitement.A person who is stunned is shocked oroverwhelmed.Something that is nestled has settled into acomfortable position.Unpleasant things are offensive orunattractive.
ReadingAim: Nosey and thePorcupine (p. 422)Do Now: Review thevocabulary words.Context CluesYou can figure out the meaning of anunfamiliar word by using Context Clues thatappear within the same sentence.For example, "fishing" can help you figure outthat arroyo means "stream."
Authors PurposeThere are four basic reasons, or "purposes," forwriting:• to entertain• to inform• to persuade• to inquireEntertain: create a story for enjoyment.Inform: present information about a topic.Persuade: convince readers of their opinion.Inquire: ask questions to provoke a response.
Clues Authors PurposeNosey runs to the woods, to entertain living up to her name. Nosey tries to swat a to entertain butterfly. Nosey falls on a to entertain porcupine. The quills get stuck on to entertain, to inform her face.
ReadingAim: Carlos and the Skunk(p. 424)GenreRealistic Fiction tells aninvented story that could havehappened in real life.Authors PurposeAs you read, use your Authors Purpose Chart,found on page 121 in your Practice Book.
chiles: hottasting pods of a red pepper,used for seasoning.dough: a soft, thick mixture of flour, liquid,fat, and other ingredients for baking.tortillas: thin, flat, round cakes made ofcornmeal or flour.
Clues Authors PurposeDetails of thevalley andhouses where InformCarlos andGloria live. Something isCarlos is going to happenboasting and it maybe beshowing off. entertaining.Funny storyabout a boy To entertain.trying toimpress a girl.Stories that arehanded downabout animal Inform.behavior arenot necessarilytrue!