SUPPORTING AN OPINION: WHY IS THE RAINFOREST CANOPY A DIFFICULT PLACE TO RESEARCH? (PAGES 9-10)
- In advance: Read pages 9–10 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World.
- During the Group Read (Work Time, Part A), students are assigned two sentences of the text to read alone. In advance, identify the sentences that each student will be assigned.
- Review: Close-Read note-catcher.
- Most lessons in this unit include a portion of work time devoted to Key Vocabulary to Deepen Understanding. Students revisit their thinking about new words in various ways. This helps all students solidify their understanding of new concepts and of how to figure out words in context.
- Throughout Unit 2, students attend carefully to the key excerpts from this beautifully written text. During this initial exposure, lessons focus more on comprehending the text and building content knowledge about Meg Lowman’s research. There is some, though more limited, focus on considering author’s craft. In Unit 3, students will revisit key passages from this text in order to consider word choice, nuance, and author’s craft. This helps prepare students to write their own field journals.