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Reading Strategies and Skills


Unit 1 Week 4
Test Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Comprehension Strategy: Reread
-Informational text may include unfamiliar or
complicated scientific words. Rereading
difficult sections of a text is one way to clarify
scientific information. You can pause and
reread these difficult sections.

-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook
pages 33-34. Also refer to The RWW book
page 68.
Vocabulary Menu - Homework

cascaded documentation dynamic exerts
plummeting pulverize scalding shards

To get an A, complete 3 of the following,
To get a B, complete 2 of the following;
To get a C, complete 1 of the following;
To get a F, complete 0 of the following
1. Write a sentence using each of the vocabulary
words.
2. Make a word search puzzle using all of the
vocabulary words (list the words at the
bottom).
3. Define all the words.
4. Make a crossword puzzle using all of the
vocabulary words (with clues for each word).
5. Create some type of review game with the
vocabulary words.
6. Create a vocabulary quiz (and answer key) with
the vocabulary words.
7. Create vocabulary flashcards.

Comprehension Skill: Main Idea and Key
Details
-The main idea is the most important point an author
makes about a topic. When the main idea is not
directly stated, but implied. You must use the key
supporting details to help identify it.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook pages
33-35. Also refer to The RWW book page 69 and the
Reading Center.

Genre: Informational Text: Narrative
Nonfiction
- The key characteristics of narrative nonfiction
text include:
may or may not be told by a person who is
in the story.
Readers experience the personality of the
narrator through tones and styles of
writing.
Describes real people, places, or events.
Includes headings, photographs, captions,
diagrams, maps, models, and/or timelines.
- For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook
page 70. Also refer to The RWW book page36.
Vocabulary Strategy: Metaphor and Simile
A simile compares two unlike things
using the words like or as.
Example: Each glowing splinter or rock
was like a deadly bullet.
A metaphor compares two unlike things
by saying that one is the other. The
words like or as are not used.
Example: Soon blanks of burning ash
were smothering the airplanes.

-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook
page 37. Also refer to The RWW book p. 71 and
the Word Study Center.
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