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Reading Strategies and

Unit 6 Week 5
Skill: Text
Comprehension Strategy:
Test Date: MayComprehension
8, 2014

-Expository text can present a great deal of

information. In order to keep track of
important ideas and to check understanding,
you summarize the author's key points by
briefly restating the main idea in your own
words. Notice details, examples, facts, and
explanations the author includes. Then look
for a connection among the details. Once you
have determined the main idea, organize it
logically and in your own words without adding

Genre: Informational Text:

- Key characteristics of expository text:
-Provides information about a topic. It
usually takes form of facts and explanations
about real people, places, events.
-It may include headings, tables, charts,
photographs, and lists to show relationships
between facts and examples and to have
visual support.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice

Vocabulary Strategy:
Greek Roots

- Many scientific words are formed using

Greek roots. Say that a root is the part of a
word that carries its basic meaning. A root
can combine with a prefix, suffix, or another
root to form a word. Knowing common Greek
roots can help students figure out the
meaning of unfamiliar words.
-For extra practice, refer to Practice
Workbook page 287. Also refer to The RWW
book p. 431 and the Word Study Center.

Structure: Sequence

-The way authors organize ideas is called text

structure. An effective text structure is logical and
helps readers understand the main ideas the author
wants to convey. Authors use sequence text
structure when showing ideas or events in the order
in which they occur. Time order sequence is useful in
presenting information about historical events or
about steps in a process. Look for key words: fist,
nect, finally
-For extra practice, refer to Practice Workbook
pages 283-285. Also refer to The RWW book page

Vocabulary Menu - Homework

Due on Friday, May , 2014
exquisite intriguing
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.
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