What makes a community?
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will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
Essential Question: What makes a community?
Focus Question: Are there animal communities?
A Colony of Prairie Dogs by Richard and Louise Spilsbury
http://animals. nationalgeographic. com/animals/mammals/ prairie-dog/
Use the LCD projector to show text and text feature.
Scroll down to the table of contents (which has two active hyperlinks). Ask students which chapters are likely to have information about the community life
of prairie dogs. Select the link for "What Is a Prairie Dog Colony Like?" Have students listen closely to a read aloud of the text. Think aloud to help
students connect the captioned illustration to the text showing multiple coteries in a prairie dog colony. Call students attention to the collective noun,
coterie, for a family of prairie dogs. Use the Stop and Jot note-taking sheet to paraphrase information from this page. Return to the table of contents to
select the next link or scroll down to read "Where Do Prairie Dogs Live?" Guide students in using the text and text features to note important information
about the community life of prairie dogs. Engage students in a collaborative discussion using any or all of these text-dependent questions.
Routine Writing: Describe one way that prairie dogs live in a community.
Reading: Informational Text