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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Week 8 Term 2 - 2016 Reading Activities for Authors and Publishers

Week 8  Term 2 -  Connected 2012 - Level 4 Oceans - Skin and Bones by Rebecca McLeod, Pgs 26 - 29
WALT: We are learning to make predictions using visual cues and our prior knowledge on the topic or title and by reading the text..
SUCCESS CRITERIA: I am able to confirm my prediction by reading the text.
Read the text and then do the following Activities.

Activities
Responses
Activity 1 - Predict
  1. Read the title of the article and then predict what the article is about. ( You could begin like this: “I predict this article is about………”
My Predictions:
I predict that this article is about sea creatures eating skins and turning them into bones.
I predict that this article is about Sea Creatures.
I predict that this article is about   the deep blue sea
I predict that this article is about fishes.
I predict that this article is about dangerous sea creatures.
I predict that this article is about discovering new Creatures.
I predict that this article is about people trying to find sea creatures that has not been  known.
I predict that this article is about robots looking at dead sea creatures.
I predict that this article is about dead sea creatures.
I predict that this article is about Fishes.
Activity  2. Read the text with your group and identify the key ideas in the text to help you clarify your predictions.
Key Ideas:
Everybody is fascinated by whales-what they eat, Where they travel. But we are only just beginning to discover one of the most interesting thing about them - what happens to them when they die.Scientist call a whale that has died and fallen to the seafloor a “whale fall”. Whale falls provide food and habitats for very unusual array of creatures.

Most of the world’s ecosystems are based on photosynthesis: plants use energy from the Sun to create carbohydrates, and animals then feed on the plants. Because sunlight cannot penetrate into deep sea, photosynthesis can’t take place there,so most of the animals living in the dark, environment rely on food particles that filter down from above.

As a rule,because food is so scarce, fewer animals live on the seafloor than in shallow waters. However, very large populations of animals can be found in certain part of the deep sea living on whale falls. A 40-tonne whale carcass injects a huge amount of energy into the deep-sea environment. Once a whale has come to rest on the seafloor, it doesn’t take long for deep-sea creatures to arrive and start feasting.

Activity 3 - Clarify. Make a list of any tricky or new words, phrases or ideas.Clarify the meaning of all these  tricky words, phrases and ideas.   
Vocabulary:
1. Ecosystem
2.photosynthesis
3.carbohydrates
4.penetrate
5.filter
6.tonne
7.Aquarium
8.monterey bay
9.Institute
10.MBARI
11.Carcasses
Activity 4 - Write down the meanings of all the unfamiliar words you have identified in activity 3
Word Meanings:
1. Ecosystem- The meaning of Ecosystem is like a weather diagram.
2.photosynthesis- The meaning of photosynthesis is a Sun
3.carbohydrates- The meaning of carbohydrate is like any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose.
4.penetrate- The meaning of penetration is go into or through something, especially with force or effort.
5.filter- The meaning of filter is a porous device for removing impurities or solid particles from a liquid or gas passed through it.
6.tonne- The meaning of tonne is a another term for metric ton.
7.Aquarium- The meaning of Aquarium is a transparent tank of water in which live fish and other water creatures and plants are kept.


Activity 5 - Questioning and Discussion - What did you learn from this text? What else are you wondering about?
(Write your questions down)
My Questions:
1.What happens when a shark dies and lands on the seafloor?
2. What shark can go all the way to the seafloor?
3. What is the dangerous Sea Creatures?
4.What is the Biggest Sea Creatures?
5.What is the most dangerous thing about a Crab.
Activity 6 - For this activity, you are required to reread the text and find answers to the questions you wrote down for activity 4
My Answers:
1. When a Shark's Die’s it provide food and shelter to the sea creatures.
2.The Shark that can swim on the seafloor is a Tiger shark.
3. The dangerous Sea Creature is a Great White Shark.
4.The biggest Sea Creatures is a Humpback Whale.
5. The most dangerous this about a crab is that it can bite people and stig people.
Activity 7 - Share your findings on the text by creating a summary of what you have found out.
Summary: Write down the key ideas you will use in your summary
Everybody is fascinated by whales-what they eat, Where they travel. But we are only just beginning to discover one of the most interesting thing about them - what happens to them when they die.Scientist call a whale that has died and fallen to the seafloor a “whale fall”. Whale falls provide food and habitats for very unusual array of creatures.

Most of the world’s ecosystems are based on photosynthesis: plants use energy from the Sun to create carbohydrates, and animals then feed on the plants. Because sunlight cannot penetrate into deep sea, photosynthesis can’t take place there,so most of the animals living in the dark, environment rely on food particles that filter down from above.

As a rule,because food is so scarce, fewer animals live on the seafloor than in shallow waters. However, very large populations of animals can be found in certain part of the deep sea living on whale falls. A 40-tonne whale carcass injects a huge amount of energy into the deep-sea environment. Once a whale has come to rest on the seafloor, it doesn’t take long for deep-sea creatures to arrive and start feasting.

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Activity 8 - Share your work on your individual blog.


Summary:When a Whale Dies and It falls to Seafloor Its Provide Food and Shelter For Very unusual Array of creatures.

Title: The Title is Skin And Bones.

Author: The Author is Rebecca Mcleod

This article is about What happens when big sea creatures die and what do they provide to sea creatures.  
23 Jun 2016 10:02:18.jpgFirst Paragraph

23 Jun 2016 10:01:10.jpgSecond Paragraph

1 comments:

Rachel Williamson said...

Hi Inoke!

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