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Reading Strategies and Skills


Unit 1 Week 5
Test Date: Monday, September 15, 2014

Comprehension Strategy: Reread
-Some expository texts include details that are
difficult to understand at first. You can pause
to reread sections of the text that are unclear
to you.

-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook
pages 43-44. Also refer to The RWW book
page 82.
Vocabulary Menu - Homework

available basically factors fluctuate
formula inventory manufactured salaries

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: Author's Point of View
-Author's point of view is a writer's attitude or perspective about
a subject. Authors may express an objective, or neutral, point of
view. They may also express a positive or negative bias, or
leaning toward a certain viewpoint.
-To identify this, student look at key details in the text and
whether or not writers support their ideas with reasons and
evidence.
-Students should also look for techniques that show that the
author may be trying to influence readers to feel a certain way.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook pages 43-45.
Also refer to The RWW book page 83.

Genre: Informational Article:
Expository Text
- The key characteristics of expository text include:
Text gives information about a topic and
may offer the writer's views supported by
evidence.
May include text features such as:
headings, photographs, graphs, and
sidebars.
Graphs are types of diagrams that help
readers picture and understand numerical
data. Sidebars provide information about
the main text.
- For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook
page 46. Also refer to The RWW book page 84.
Root Words
The root is the basic part of the word that gives the
word meaning. Prefixes and suffixes are word
parts that are added at the beginning or end of a
root and that change the word's meaning.
You can find the root word by taking off
any prefixes or suffixes.
You can use the roots, prefixes, and
suffixes to determine the meaning of
unfamiliar words.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook
page 47. Also refer to The RWW book p. 85 and
the Word Study Center.
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