Continents: Understanding the World

Lesson 11

Objective

Describe what you might see in the desert and what text features the author includes to help the reader better understand what they would see in the desert.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Explore Asia by Bobbie Kalman  pp. 8 – 19

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

Describe what you might see in the desert. What text features does the author include to help the reader better understand what they might see in the desert?

Word Bank: heading, photograph, caption, bold words, map

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Key Questions

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  • Name some of the countries and regions in Asia. What text features does the author include to help the reader identify different countries and regions?

  • Describe the climate in Asia. What text features does the author include to help the reader understand the climate?

  • What waterways will you find in Asia? What text features does the author include to help the reader better understand the waterways in Asia?

  • What landforms can be found in Asia? What text features does the author include to help the reader better understand the different landforms?

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.1.1 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • RI.1.5 — Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

  • RI.1.7 — Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.