Time for Kids
Story Overview: Tough times can bring out the best in some people. This article tells how people in Florida worked together to save zoo animals after a terrible hurricane. The details are fascinating.
Genre: Nonfiction Article-a newspaper or magazine presents facts and information.
mitigate-to lessen or ease
evacuate-to leave an unsafe area
Strategy: Context Clues / Within a Paragraph-When a student sees an unfamiliar word, they should check nearby sentences in the same paragraph. The meaning of the word may be made clear by information on one or more of those sentences.
Skill: Make Generalizations-A generalization is a broad statement made by combining facts from the text with a reader’s own prior knowledge.
To form the plural of some nouns ending in f or fe, change the f to v and add –es (half= halves)
To form the plural of nouns ending in a vowel followed by o, add –s or –es. (rodeo = rodeos)
To form the plural of nouns ending in a consonant followed by o, add –s
or -es. (potato = potatoes)
vault sooty corduroy
slouch fraud browse
poise sought rookie
scrawl scowl scoot
noodle employ avoid
blouse thaw snoozed
Review words: slipped, credited, regretting
Challenge words: drowsy, boisterous