May 1- 5
Throughout the week, students will be reading selections about a kind of detective work. We will be thinking about answers to "What facts and opinions have people assembled about fossils?" In the main selection, Fossils: A peek Into the Past, we will read about young fossil discoverers and their finds. Trapped in Tar! describes a different kind of fossil field. In this informational text selection, student will get a glimpse of California's LaBrea Tar Pits. Finally, students will enjoy the poetry selections Journey of the Woolly Mammoth and Fossils.
Vocabulary Strategy: Idioms ( adages and common sayings)
Comprehension Skill: Fact and Opinion- decide whether an idea can be proved, or is a feeling or belief
Comprehension Strategy: Question- ask questions about a selection before you read, as you read, and after you read