A Tree is Growing - Lesson 18


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    Lesson 18

    Genre:  Informational Text




     

    Vocabulary

    passages

    Narrow paths or channels

    Spines

    Sharp, pointy growths

    Tropical

    Having to do with the warm areas of the Earth near the equator

    Store

    To put away for late use

    Throughout

    All the way through

    Absorb

    To take in or soak up

    Dissolve

    To seem to disappear when mixed with liquid

    Clumps

    Groups or bunches of things, especially plants and dirt

    Coverings

    The outsides of things, usually serving as protection

    Pollen

    Tiny yellow grains made by flowering plants

     

    The verb:  Be

    The verbs am, is, are, was, and were are all forms of the verb BE

    Helping Verbs



    Target Skill

    Text and Graphic Features

    Text features, such as labels and captions, and sidebars will give you more details about the main text.  Graphic features, including pictures and diagrams, will show you what the text describes. 

    Text or Graphic Feature

    Page #

    Purpose

     

     

     

     

     

     



    Target Strategy

    Question

    As you read, ask yourself questions to make sue that you understand the information.  Look for evidence in the words, sidebars, pictures, labels and diagrams.