Founders of the Children`s Rainforest

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Founders of the Children’s Rainforest
VOCABULARY
1. 1.3 Read this entry from a thesaurus.
Which of the following is the best meaning of “watch” in
the sentence below?
The students kept watch of the rainforest for over 10 years.
A.
B.
C.
D.
2.
1.3
personal clock
keep a look out
exercise care about something
person’s period of time in charge
Read the sentence below and choose the word that is an ANTONYM of optimistic.
Mrs. Kern’s students made her feel optimistic because they were able to earn
enough money to buy a rainforest.
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.
1.3
pessimistic
joyful
confident
angry
Read this sentence from the story.
The children looked out upon spectacular waterfalls that fell hundreds of feet.
Which of the following is the correct meaning for the underlined word in the sentence below?
A.
B.
C.
D.
playful
sparkling
breathtaking
humdrum
COMPREHENSION
4. 2.3 Which statement states the main idea of paragraph 1 on pg. 91?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The rainforest was piles of ragged wood.
Time seemed very short.
The rainforest was burning up.
The rainforest was being destroyed.
L5.1. 6 ELA 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Correlated to Benchmark 1
HTross, SAUSD, 2011
5. 2.3 Which sentence supports this idea?
The children of Fagervik School were able to get their message across to the world.
A.
B.
C.
D.
They wrote a letter to the richest woman on the list of promenent people.
Kids from 21 nations have raised more than 2 million dollars.
They recorded a tape of their rainforest songs to sell.
They put on a rainforest show for100 people.
6. 2.2 Approximately how much time elapses in this passage?
A. 5 years
B. 2 years
C. 1 year
D. Passage does not reveal
7. 2.4 The author uses the phrase “To the students, rain was a good sign.” on pg. 92 to
show that
A. winter had begun.
B. the students thought a rainforest could grow
in their town.
C. they would raise a lot of money that evening.
D. their rainforest may be saved in time.
RESPONSE TO LITERATURE
8. 2.4 Is this a story of cooperation or competition? State your inference (judgment) and give
evidence. (you may add more evidence than just 4 examples.)
1.
The Founders of the
Children’s Rainforest
represents the theme of
2.
3.
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4.
Review the map you made. Using your map, write a short paragraph with complete
sentences about what you inferred about this story’s message. Begin with your inference
statement. Then support it with the evidence from the text and your own prior
knowledge.
L5.1. 6 ELA 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Correlated to Benchmark 1
HTross, SAUSD, 2011
ANSWERS TO
“Founders of the Children’s Rainforest” 10 PTS
VOCABULARY
1.
1.3
Read this entry from a thesaurus 1 PT
The students kept watch of the rainforest for over 10
years.
First
determine if the bold-faced word is a noun or a verb. That will eliminate some of the
possibilities in the thesaurus entry as well as the answers.
Which of the following is the best meaning of “watch” in the sentence below?
A. personal clock – this is a noun but it is not the meaning #4
B. keep a look out – this is a verb #2
C. exercise care about something – this is a verb #3
D. person’s period of time in charge – this is a noun – and is about time (10 years)
2.
Read the sentence below and choose the word that is an ANTONYM of optimistic.
1 PT
1.3
Mrs. Kern’s students made her feel optimistic because they were able to earn
enough money to buy a rainforest.
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.
1.3
pessimistic– this is the correct answer and a good voc., word to know
joyful – it is close, as optimistic people are joyful., but not the meaning.
confident – this is the synonym
angry – although a negative word, it is not the antonym
Read this sentence from the story. 1 PT
The children looked out upon spectacular waterfalls that fell hundreds of
feet.
Which of the following is the correct meaning for the underlined word in the sentence below?
A.
B.
C.
D.
playful –this is not the same meaning although it could be what a smaller waterfall might be
sparkling –this is not the same meaning although it could be what a waterfall looks like
breathtaking –this is the synonym
humdrum –this is the antonym
COMPREHENSION
4. 2.3 Which statement states the main idea of paragraph 1 on pg. 91? 1 PT
A.
B.
C.
E.
The rainforest was piles of ragged wood. – this is one detail
Time seemed very short. – this is one detail
The rainforest was burning up. – this is one detail
The rainforest was being destroyed. – this is the main idea of the paragraph
L5.1. 6 ELA 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Correlated to Benchmark 1
HTross, SAUSD, 2011
5.
2.3
Which sentence supports this idea? 1 PT
The children of Fagervik School were able to get their message across to the world.
A. They wrote a letter to the richest woman on the list of promenent people. – this only
their country
B. Kids from 21 nations have raised more than 2 million dollars. – 21 nations - world
C. They recorded a tape of their rainforest songs to sell. – this does not prove the message
went across to the world.
D. They put on a rainforest show for100 people. – this only their town
6. 2.2 Approximately how much time elapses in this passage? 1 PT
A. 5 years – not sure
B. 2 years – more than 2 years, as the students are in another school… way past 2nd grade.
C. 1 year – definitely more than 1 yr, as it states, “another year’s..”
D. Passage does not reveal. – correct as the passage become vague in time on last page. The text
states “another year” on pg. 96, but then on pg. 97, we are unsure of how many years pass. You
can also review that this is in sequential order.
7. 2.4 The author uses the phrase “To the students, rain was a good sign.” on pg. 92 to
show that 1 PT
A. winter had begun. – This is not the author or students’ intent
B. the students thought a rainforest could grow in their town. – this is too literal and
impossible
C. they would raise a lot of money that evening. – this is the intent of the “good sign”
D. their rainforest may be saved in time. – they did not have a rainforest yet.
RESPONSE TO LITERATURE
8. 2.4 Is this a story of cooperation or competition? State your judgment and give evidence. (you may add
more evidence than just 4 examples.) 3PT.
1. They work together in the classroom to brainstorm ideas and that
all ideas are valued and supported.
2. They wrote, had a show, sold books of poems and stories they had
written together.
The Founders of the
Children’s Rainforest
represents the theme of
3. Wrote letters to people all over Sweden. Made a tape of their
songs, had a fair and formed an organization and raised 25,000.
cooperation
4. The students traveled together to Costa Rica and together
continued to earn money for many years.
Review the map you made. Using your map, write a short paragraph with complete
sentences about what you conclude about this story’s message. Begin with your
judgment statement. Then support it with the evidence from the text.
L5.1. 6 ELA 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Correlated to Benchmark 1
HTross, SAUSD, 2011
State your judgment.
The Founders of the Children’s Rainforest represents to theme of cooperation.
Use evidence from text to support your inference. Include the context of the evidence (where the evidence is in
the story – to make it more cohesive and give the reader an idea about the story as well prove your judgment.
After learning about the state of the world’s rainforest, the students of Fagervik
School came together to brainstorm ideas on how to raise money to buy a
rainforest. They supported each other’s ideas and no idea was bad. Together
they created a rainforest show and wrote a rainforest book of stories and poems.
These students worked all year to raise money including writing letters to people
all over Sweden, making a tape of their songs, having a fair and forming an
organization, raising $25,000. The students continued to cooperate and work
together for many years to come and influenced children from around the world.
You can tell by how they worked together and cooperated on a cause they
believed in, that their efforts were successful
L5.1. 6 ELA 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Correlated to Benchmark 1
HTross, SAUSD, 2011