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powerpoint that explains and demonstrates main idea, inferencing, and QAR strategy

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Main Idea and Supporting Details:

Read the following slide then answer the following questions. Main Idea and Supporting Details

Learning to Count: A Journey through History:

Learning to Count: A Journey through History Scientists think that a tally stick was the first tool made to help people count things. It was used in Africa. A tally stick was simply a piece of wood . A sharp object was used to create marks in the wood for each object to be counted . This may have allowed people to keep track of their things. It allowed them to keep a count of several items at one time. It also might have helped them count the passing of time through sunrises or by the phases of the moon .

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How do you determine the main idea of any text? You answer the following questions and put the answers in sentence form: Who Did What When Where Why How

Now, let’s apply our strategy to our text!:

Now, let’s apply our strategy to our text! Who - Who is the author referring to in the text? Did What- What is the person doing? When - Is there a time mentioned in the text? Can we infer a time? How? Where - Is there a specific setting mentioned in the text? What do we do if there is not a specific setting? How - What does this mean? How did the character do what? Why -Why did the who do the what? (Sounds complicated but it really isn’t!)

Making Inferences:

Read the following owing slide and answer the questions. Making Inferences

The Melting Hill:

The Melting Hill The huge sand hill in the playground was so much fun to play on, but it keeps shrinking! Last week, I was able to stand on top of the hill and see the entire playground. I was taller than the top of the slide! Then it rained for a couple of days and I stood on top of my sand hill and I could barely see the top of the slide. At this rate, my sand hill will be gone by spring break!

Answer the following questions::

Answer the following questions: What is an inference? An inference is a prediction. How do we make an inference/prediction? We use what we know plus what we read in the text to make a prediction about what happened. What happened in the text? Create and complete a graphic organizer like to one on the following page.

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The huge sand hill in the playground was so much fun to play on, but it keeps shrinking! Last week, I was able to stand on top of the hill and see the entire playground. I was taller than the top of the slide! Then it rained for a couple of days and I stood on top of my sand hill and I could barely see the top of the slide. At this rate, my sand hill will be gone by spring break! What I Know What I Read in the Text My Prediction

Using those QAR Strategies Question- Answer Relationship:

Using those QAR Strategies Q uestion- A nswer R elationship Let’s view the following slides and remind ourselves of THE FOUR PROCESSES OF QAR

RIGHT THERE:

RIGHT THERE 1. Read the question. 2. Underline the key words in the question. 3. Scan the selection for the key words. 4. Look for the answer around the key words.

THINK AND SEARCH:

THINK AND SEARCH 5. If you cannot find the answer in one sentence, think about what the question is asking. 6. Search through the text looking for key words or synonyms. 7. Connect together the information from the parts to create your answer.

AUTHOR AND ME:

AUTHOR AND ME 8. If the answer is not in the text, look for clues the author gives. 9. Think about what you know related to the question. 10. Think about how what you already know and what is in the text fit together. 11. Make an inference.

ON MY OWN:

ON MY OWN 12. Think about what the question is asking. 13. If there are no clues, then think about what you know. 14. Make connections. 15. Sometimes you have to find the answer from resources other than the text.

QAR:

QAR You have this same information on the worksheet on your desk. Look at it carefully- notice that two process can be found “In the book” (or in the text) Share with someone in your group are found “In the Book”. Right there, think and search Share with your partner what processes are “In your head”. Writer and me, on my own

BEWARE:

BEWARE Sometimes it may be easier to use “in my head” as a process with the answer, but EVERY PROCESS IS NOT IN MY HEAD!!

I will model this strategy for you::

I will model this strategy for you: First the spider must build a line of silk between two points such as two trees. This line is sometimes called a bridge line because it is a bridge between two trees. The web will hang from this bridge line. The spider then builds more lines between the two trees. The spider will cross back and forth until the web looks like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. Where does the spider build the line? Answer: Between two points such as trees QAR: Right There Me

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First the spider must build a line of silk between two points such as two trees. This line is sometimes called a bridge line because it is a bridge between two trees. The web will hang from this bridge line. The spider then builds more lines between the two trees. The spider will cross back and forth until the web looks like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. What are the first two steps in building the web? Answer : Bridge line, and builds more lines QAR : Think and search How does the spider make the web sturdy? Answer: Crosses back and forth- spokes of a bicycle wheel QAR: Author and me When does the spider build the web? Answer: Right- avoid predators, when hungry, web’s broken QAR- On my own ME

Let’s try it together:

Let’s try it together After the spokes have been made, the spider must then make the spirals. Starting from the middle of the web, the spider spins a circle of dry silk. This spiral is a temporary frame. The spider then moves back along the spiral, eating the dry silk. It leaves sticky silk in its place. This is what traps the spider’s prey. The spider does not use sticky silk when it gets near the center. It attaches a signal thread and moves outside the web. The web is finished. It may take only an hour to build a web. Question: What kind of insects are caught in the web? Answer: QAR: Question : In what part of the web does the spider begin to spin the circle? Answer: QAR: Question: How does the spider know when an insect has been caught? Answer: QAR: Question: What does the spider do that roves the first spiral is a temporary frame? Answer: QAR:

Let’s try it together:

Let’s try it together After the spokes have been made, the spider must then make the spirals. Starting from the middle of the web, the spider spins a circle of dry silk. This spiral is a temporary frame. The spider then moves back along the spiral, eating the dry silk. It leaves sticky silk in its place. This is what traps the spider’s prey. The spider does not use sticky silk when it gets near the center. It attaches a signal thread and moves outside the web. The web is finished. It may take only an hour to build a web. Question: What kind of insects are caught in the web? Answer: flies, bees QAR: On my own Question : In what part of the web does the spider begin to spin the circle? Answer: middle QAR: Right there Question: How does the spider know when an insect has been caught? Answer: signal thread QAR: A uthor and Me Question: What does the spider do that roves the first spiral is a temporary frame? Answer: eats the dry silk, spiral is a temporary frame QAR: Think and search

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Now try it on your own! The spider waits outside the web. It holds onto the signal thread. When an insect hits the web, the signal thread moves. The spider runs along the signal thread to the web. The spider’s legs and body are covered with oil so it does not get stuck in its own web. The spider may bite its prey. It wraps it in more sticky silk and takes it to the center of the web. There, the spider may eat its meal—or save it for later. Question: What does the spider hold onto when it waits outside the web? Answer: QAR: Question: How does the spider know that an insect has hit the web? Answer: QAR: Question: Why are the spider’s legs covered in oil? Answer: QAR: Question: What will happen if the spider does not catch a meal everyday? Answer: QAR: