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UNIT


Alien Worlds
Academic Track: Science/Technology
Academic Pathways: Lesson A: Taking notes
Inferring reasons and motivations
Lesson B: Reading an article about new technology
Lesson C: Writing sentences to express
your opinion

Unit Theme
Scientists have long been interested in discovering new worlds. Now technology allows them to do
so in new ways.

Unit 8 explores the topic of alien worlds as it relates to:


– the discovery of other planets
– the mapping of an underwater cave system
– the exploration of the ocean depths
– students’ opinions about exploration

Think and Discuss (page 129)


5
mins What do you see?
Where do you think it lives? How can you tell?
Answer Key
A.
Answer Key 1.
2.

3.
B.
IDEAS FOR… Critical Thinking

IDEAS FOR… Recycling Skills

How long would it take to travel from one side


to the other?
Exploring the Theme
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LESSON A

Preparing to Read (page 132) IDEAS FOR… Expanding Vocabulary


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WARM-UP
The Lesson A target vocabulary is presented in two
ways. In the first exercise students match sentence parts
to complete definitions. In the second exercise students
use context from the reading to help them complete
sentences.

Suggest students use both synonyms and Exercise C.  |  Using Vocabulary
TIP
antonyms for these new words in their Word Link
vocabulary notebooks whenever possible.

Exercise A.  |  Building Vocabulary


Word Partners
Exercise D. | Predicting

track 2-10

Answer Key
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Exercise B.  |  Building Vocabulary Overview of the Reading

IDEAS FOR… Expansion

Answer Key
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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LESSON A

Understanding the Reading


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Exercise A.  |  Understanding the Gist Answer Key
D
1.
2.

Answer Key

Exercise D.  |  Critical Thinking: Inferring


Reasons
Exercise B.  |  Identifying Key Details CT Focus

Answer Key
Answer Key
1.
1. 2. 3.
2.
Exercise C.  |  Understanding Problems and
Solutions

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Developing Reading Skills Answer Key
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Reading Skill: Taking Notes

What are
examples of key nouns? Exercise B. | Applying
What are some relationships between ideas
that you should note?

What is an abbreviation for

IDEAS FOR… Expansion


Exercise A.  |  Taking Notes in an Outline

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LESSON B

Viewing: Mapping the While Viewing


30
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Overview of the Video

After Viewing
Exercise A.
Before Viewing
Exercise A.  |  Using a Dictionary

Answer Key
1.
2.

3.

Vocabulary Notes
three-dimensional
Exercise B.  |  Critical Thinking: Synthesizing

labyrinth

Answer Key
Answer Key
1. 2. 3.

Exercise B.  |  Thinking Ahead


IDEAS FOR… Expansion

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Preparing to Read
30
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WARM-UP Word Usage

The Lesson B target vocabulary is presented in two


exercises. In the first exercise students see the words
in sentences and then write words next to definitions.
In the second exercise students read definitions to Answer Key
complete sentences.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Exercise A.  |  Building Vocabulary

IDEAS FOR… Expansion

Answer Key
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Exercise B.  |  Building Vocabulary

Exercise E. | Predicting

Word Partners track 2-11

Answer Key
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Overview of the Reading

IDEAS FOR… Expansion

Word Partners Titanic.

IDEAS FOR… Expansion

Exercise C.  |  Using Vocabulary

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LESSON B

Understanding the Reading Answer Key


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Exercise A.  |  Understanding the Gist Exercise D.  |  Critical Thinking: Analyzing an
E Argument

Answer Key

Answer Key
1.

Exercise B.  |  Identifying Key Details 2.

Exercise E.  |  Critical Thinking: Synthesizing


Answer Key

Answer Key

IDEAS FOR… Expansion

Exercise C.  |  Critical Thinking: Meaning from


Context

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LESSON C

Exploring Written English


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should. Answer Key


1.
2.
3.
Exercise A. 4.
Language for Writing

Exercise D.

Answer Key

Answer Key
Exercise B.

Exercise E.

should not

Answer Key

1.
Answer Key
2.

3. 1.
2.

3.
Exercise C.
Language for Writing 4.
should.
What form
follows ? How do you
make a negative?

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LESSON C

Writing Task: Drafting and TIP Suggest students share their sentences in
pairs and provide feedback to their
Editing (page 146) partners. This can help them in Draft 2.

Exercise D.  |  Editing Checklist


Exercise A. | Brainstorming

Exercise B. | Planning

Exercise E.  |  Draft 2


A

Exercise C.  |  Draft 1

IDEAS FOR… Further Research

Also, In addition,
Finally.

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Graphic Organizers

UNIT 1

Our World
Complete the diagram as you read The Human Planet.

other
________________

Mandarin
__________________

city _____________
FIRST
LANGUAGE

countryside
_________________

WHERE HE/
THE TYPICAL SHE LIVES

HUMAN

GENDER

JOB

industry _______________ male _______________

female _______________

farms _______________

service _______________

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UNIT 2

Risk Takers
Complete the chart as you read Adventurers.

Detail Kira Salak Felix Baumgartner Brian Skerry


Job

Where he/she goes or deserts, rivers


works

One place he/she went to

Something special She was the first woman to He jumped from a balloon He takes photos of sea
creatures such as

 ,
miles above the
 ,
 .
and

 .

Why do they take risks? She takes risks to He loves He hopes to make
people think about
 .

 .
 .

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UNIT 3

On the Move
Complete the diagram as you read Rise of the Straphanger.

Benefits of Public Transportation

Environment
People use less  .

Fewer cars means less

and cleaner

 .
Public Transportation
There are million
cars in the world.

Health
Subway systems carry It can help you lose
million passengers each day.
 .

People say public In six months, people lost


transportation is
pounds.

 .
Community
You learn how to

with
other people.

You learn how to

in a public
space.

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UNIT 4

Following a Dream
Complete the Venn diagram after you read Reaching for the Sky and after you watch Arctic Flyer. Write details that
are only about Barrington Irving in the left section and details that are only about Gus McLeod in the right section.
Write details that describe both flyers in the middle.

Both Barrington
Barrington Irving and Gus Gus McLeod

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UNIT 5

The Information Age


Take notes on the outline as you read In Search of Genghis Khan.

What is crowdsourcing?

Who is using it?

For what purpose?

Where?

Why do they need help?

How do people help?

How are humans better than


computers?

What have they found?

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UNIT 6

Saving the Wild


Complete the diagram as you watch Wonders of Madidi.

What Madidi is Why it’s in danger

It’s a national in The government wants to

the country of  .  .

You can only get there by It could

the park.

or on  .

What Joel Sartore is doing Why he is doing it

He is with Rosa María Ruiz. She He wants to the

is a  . park with  .

He is taking photos of He is concerned that a lot of it will

and  . He hopes

 . his pictures make a

 .

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UNIT 7

Forgotten Heroes
Complete the outline as you read The Father of Engineering.

Paragraph A Description of an invention

Paragraph B Al-Jazari

Paragraph C His book

Paragraph D Inventions

The clock today

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UNIT 8

Alien Worlds
Complete the Venn diagram after you read Other Worlds and Hidden Depths. Use the information in the readings and your
own ideas to compare space exploration and ocean exploration. How are they alike? How are they different?

Space Ocean
Exploration Both Exploration

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