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A Natural Force by Laurence Pringle Level 6, Unit 5, Lesson 4 Powerpoint by C. Harms, jsd 171, Orofino, ID
Until recently, most people thought that fire destroyed forests and wildlife that lived in them. Now, scientists are discovering that certain types of fires are beneficial to the forest ecosystem. Genre: Expository Text: written to give the reader information
crown the highest part of anything Flames leap up the crowns of trees. A hat is worn on the highest part, or the crown, of your head.
inevitable cannot be avoided; for certain You grow older every day. It is inevitable. The sun rises every day. It cannot be avoided. It is inevitable.
adapted changed to fit new conditions or surroundings. Since fires have been a part of forest environments for many thousands of years, many plants have adapted to survive them. These chameleons have adapted to their surroundings by changing color to match.
predatory living by preying on other animals The wolf and the bobcat are predatory. The live by hunting other animals to eat.
deciduous a tree that sheds its leaves each year This maple tree is deciduous. It sheds its leaves each fall until spring. Maple tree in summer Maple tree in winter
Comprehension Strategies: Summarizing To summarize is to locate and recall important ideas that have been read. Only the important ideas (main points) are stated.
Author’s purpose (Why the Author writes something) The author’s purpose in a nonfiction work is usually to inform. However, an author may have more than one purpose in writing. Those purposes are apparent in different parts of a written work.