- Nature deserves our respect.
- What conclusions can we draw about the sea?
- critical - something of great importance
- secured - fixed or held firmly in place
- realization - a sudden awareness of something
- annoyance - something that is irritating
- bundle - to wrap something in many layers
- clammy - cold, sticky and damp to the touch
- squalling - loud, harsh cries
- commotion - a lot of noise and confusion
- demolished - completely destroyed
- elite - something that has special skills or qualities that make it the best
- Conclusions and Generalizations - smart guesses about ideas that are not stated in the text and broad statements that are true most of the time. Good readers use clues in the text and their own experiences to draw conclusions and make generalizations about details the author has not revealed. Identifying important details can help readers use their experiences to draw conclusions and make generalizations.
- Infer/Predict - making inferences about characters and events can help readers predict what will happen next. Making predictions about a text can increase comprehension.
- Phrasing: Punctuation - good readers pay attention to punctuation because it helps them break sentences into phrases. Breaking sentences into phrases helps readers and listeners better understand what is being read.
- Compound Words - include two or more words put together to make a new word. Look for familiar words within a compound word. Divide compound words between the words or word parts that make up the compound.
- Greek and Latin Roots - many English words have Greek and Latin roots. A root is the base, or building block, of a word to which a prefix or suffix may be added. The Greek roots tele and photo mean "far" and "light." The Latin roots scrib and rupt mean "write" and "break."