TRAPPED BY FEAR Informative Article Acrophobia fear of

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TRAPPED BY FEAR Informative Article

TRAPPED BY FEAR Informative Article

Acrophobia = fear of heights

Acrophobia = fear of heights

Agoraphobia = fear of open spaces

Agoraphobia = fear of open spaces

Aviophobia = fear of flying

Aviophobia = fear of flying

Claustrophobia = fear of small spaces

Claustrophobia = fear of small spaces

Hydrophobia = fear of water

Hydrophobia = fear of water

Mysophobia = fear of dirt or germs

Mysophobia = fear of dirt or germs

Ophidiophobia = fear of snakes

Ophidiophobia = fear of snakes

Xenophobia = fear of strangers

Xenophobia = fear of strangers

CONNECT 2 UR LIFE � What are you afraid of? � Have you ever

CONNECT 2 UR LIFE � What are you afraid of? � Have you ever tried to get rid of a fear? � Discuss your special fears with a partner.

KEY 2 THE INFORMATIVE ARTICLE Informative article is usually organized into: 1. Main ideas

KEY 2 THE INFORMATIVE ARTICLE Informative article is usually organized into: 1. Main ideas given in the first sentence/topic sentence. 2. Supporting ideas

WORDS TO KNOW � Panic n. sudden fear that cannot be controlled � Phobia

WORDS TO KNOW � Panic n. sudden fear that cannot be controlled � Phobia n. strong and unreasonable fear of something � Coping n. handling successfully P. S. Do your Workbook page 31

CONTEXT CLUES � Words or phrases in the text that help readers understand unfamiliar

CONTEXT CLUES � Words or phrases in the text that help readers understand unfamiliar words. 1. Senseless fears are known as phobias. 2. Some people have claustrophobia, which is the fear of being in small, closed places. P. S. Do your workbook page 30

1 st part Pages 74 -75, lines 1 -29 The Mackinac Bridge Michigan USA

1 st part Pages 74 -75, lines 1 -29 The Mackinac Bridge Michigan USA

VOCABULARY � Line 11: freeze (context clues) � Line 15: heavy traffic � Line

VOCABULARY � Line 11: freeze (context clues) � Line 15: heavy traffic � Line 16: professional bridge driver � Line 23: the panic hits

QUESTIONS � Reread the 3 rd paragraph of the article. What is the main

QUESTIONS � Reread the 3 rd paragraph of the article. What is the main idea & supporting details? They’re not just afraid – they’re in a panic. Sometimes they get halfway across the bridge and just freeze. They stop their cars, put their heads down, and cry. They don’t move until help comes.

QUESTIONS � Reread the 3 rd paragraph of the article. What is the main

QUESTIONS � Reread the 3 rd paragraph of the article. What is the main idea & supporting details? They’re not just afraid – they’re in a panic. Sometimes they get halfway across the bridge and just freeze. They stop their cars, put their heads down, and cry. They don’t move until help comes.

THINK IT THROUGH � Who is afraid to cross the Mackinac Bridge? How does

THINK IT THROUGH � Who is afraid to cross the Mackinac Bridge? How does the fear affect them? People who are afraid of heights can’t cross the bridge. They can be young or old, and drive a car, truck, or motorcycle. They panic & have to stop until help comes.

2 nd part Pages 75 -76, lines 30 -47

2 nd part Pages 75 -76, lines 30 -47

THINK IT THROUGH � What are the results of a phobia? The fear is

THINK IT THROUGH � What are the results of a phobia? The fear is so strong that people can’t function, or do the things they want to do.

3 rd part Pages 76 -77, lines 48 -7

3 rd part Pages 76 -77, lines 48 -7

QUESTIONS � What caused this woman’s fear of running water? As a child, she

QUESTIONS � What caused this woman’s fear of running water? As a child, she was trapped in a river by the current. She had to stand under a waterfall before being rescued. � How can childhood events lead to phobias? What starts as a shock from a single event can become a general fear of many things or ideas.

4 th part

4 th part

THINK IT THROUGH � How can people with phobias learn to live with them?

THINK IT THROUGH � How can people with phobias learn to live with them? They can get help in overcoming them; they can carry on with their lives even though they’re afraid; they can avoid whatever they are afraid of.

THINK IT THROUGH � Main ideas of the article: Many people have strong fears,

THINK IT THROUGH � Main ideas of the article: Many people have strong fears, called phobia, that greatly affect their lives. � List at least five supporting details! The fear doesn’t let them do certain things; They become panic; Childhood memories caused phobia

THINK IT THROUGH � Would reading this article help someone with a phobia? The

THINK IT THROUGH � Would reading this article help someone with a phobia? The article would help. It explains what phobias are, how they start, and what can be done about them.

Main Idea (WB page 28) � People suffer from many kinds of phobias. Some

Main Idea (WB page 28) � People suffer from many kinds of phobias. Some fear heights. Others dread entering wide-open places. Still others are afraid of being closed into small spaces. May are afraid to fly in airplanes. Dirt and germs are some people’s biggest fear…Others are afraid of animals, like cats or snakes.