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2 Standards Reading Informational Text RI.8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. RI.8.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events. Writing W.8.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. W.8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. W.8.10 Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of disciplinespecific tasks, purposes, and audiences. Language L.8.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. L.8.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. Expectations for Learning Connect inferences to explicitly stated information from the text. Make cause/effect connections from the text. Define unfamiliar terms using context clues in the text. Compose a fictional narrative. (5 paragraphs) Materials The Amazon Rainforest article included on page 3 of this packet Pencil/pen Notebook paper Task Compose a short narrative set in the Amazon rainforest that incorporates factual information and cause/effect relationships explicitly stated in the article. _ Columbus City Schools Page 2 of 6

3 The Amazon Rainforest by ReadWorks The Amazon rainforest in South America is an amazing place. Filled with beautiful tropical flowers, towering trees, colorful parrots, and poisonous fish, it has some of the greatest levels of biodiversity of any region in the world. This means there are more different kinds of animal and plant species in this forest than in most other places. There are also many different kinds of human cultures that exist in this rainforest, from indigenous tribes to modern farmers. While all environments change over time, some scientists think that rapid human development is changing the Amazon too quickly. These changes are putting some plants, animals, and humans in danger. The Amazon region, which stretches across the countries of Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana (see map above), contains over half of the planet s remaining rainforests. Rainforests are well-known for being great habitats for animals and plants, as they get a lot of water, which all species need to survive. Today, the Amazon rainforest is home to 40,000 plant species, 2.5 million insect species, 378 reptile species, and 427 mammal species, including humans. You d need a huge zoo to hold all the animals in this rainforest! This remarkable rainforest region is also home to 400 different indigenous Amazonian tribes, many with their own unique languages and names, such as the Yanomami tribe and the Nukak tribe. Some tribes live in villages along the rivers in the Amazon rainforest, growing vegetables and fruits like corn, beans, and bananas. Others are nomadic, which means they move from place to place. These tribes get food by hunting and fishing, using poison darts, bows and arrows, spears, or sometimes shotguns to catch their dinner. Some tribes have had ongoing contact with the outside world and access to Western doctors and healthcare; others have never been contacted by outsiders at all, since the center of the Amazon rainforest can only be reached by traveling along piranha-infested rivers. Another important fact about the Amazon rainforest is its role in storing carbon dioxide for our earth. Since it contains so many trees, which absorb carbon dioxide the way we breathe oxygen, the rainforest acts like the lungs of our planet. And since carbon is a greenhouse gas that heats up our atmosphere, the Amazon helps to keep our planet cool by storing carbon in its plants. So, even though the Amazon is far away from many places in the world, it still plays an important role in our world ecosystem. Unfortunately, many of the amazing plants, animals, and humans in the Amazon are under threat. Many people want to use the Amazon to grow plants for humans, like bananas or sugar cane plants. Others want to dig holes to look for oil or gas reserves. And still others want to cut down the trees for lumber. To do this, developers want to create farms, roads, and factories in areas where rare plants and animals now thrive. This is a big problem for several reasons. First, these changes in the Amazon will decrease the biodiversity of the rainforest. This means there will be fewer rare plant and animal species living there, and some species may go extinct as their habitat changes. Second, as the plants and animals die, the indigenous peoples who depend on them for food will also suffer from hunger. Third, when outsiders travel through the area via roads, they bring new diseases that can kill the native peoples. Finally, as new farms and factories begin to replace the forests and villages in the Amazon, they will produce more carbon dioxide, and there will be fewer trees to absorb this gas. So everywhere in the world we may feel the loss of the rainforest as our planet heats up. But there is good news. Many groups of volunteers, doctors, and environmentalists are teaming up to protect the Amazon. They are spreading the word to students like you about the plight of the rainforest and asking people to help. Some organizations are helping to buy up land, so that it cannot be used for farming. Other organizations are fighting against the governments that want to build roads, arguing that they will endanger too many plant and animal species. And others are helping to provide medicine and healthcare to the indigenous tribes in the Amazon, to help these populations cope with the big changes in their habitat. Many hope that there is still a way to save the rainforest and all of the plants and animals inside it. _ Columbus City Schools Page 3 of 6

4 Day 1: Reading Between the Lines Read the article The Amazon Rainforest included on page 3 of this packet. Using the text, write three inferences you can make from the text. Then give the explicit textual evidence to support your inference. Summarize your reading by putting your inferences into a 5 7 sentence paragraph. One inference has been completed for you as an example. (You can include it in your summary if you wish.) My Inference... Textual Evidence... The Amazon rainforest is one of the most unique places in the world. Paragraph 1 there are more different kinds of animal and plant species in this forest than in most other places My Summary: _ Columbus City Schools Page 4 of 6

5 Day 2: Connecting Vocabulary With Cause & Effect Relationships There are four vocabulary terms in the article The Amazon Rainforest that are in bold print. Using context clues, determine the meaning of the words and give one cause/effect relationship from the article that is connected to the term. An example has been completed for you. Indigenous native to the land or area Some indigenous tribes have no contact with the outside world. The loss of the rainforest will leave these tribes without food and shelter the rainforest currently provides. Biodiversity Nomadic Greenhouse Gas _ Columbus City Schools Page 5 of 6

6 Day 3: Narrative Writing You will need your own notebook paper for this activity. Today, you will write a short 5-paragraph fictional narrative using the information you learned from the article The Amazon Rainforest included on page 3 of this packet. You will incorporate at least two of the vocabulary words and two of the cause and effect relationships from yesterday s activity. Additionally, you can use the inferences and textual evidence from Day 1 to include in your story. You will write your story on your own notebook paper. To help you organize your thoughts, you can complete the story map on this paper. This is an optional activity, but will help you gather your thoughts making the story much easier to write. Remember spelling, punctuation, grammar and mechanics will count on this activity. Setting: Characters: Time Place Amazon Rainforest Cause & effect relationships I will use in my story: Cause Effect Additional thoughts & ideas... _ Columbus City Schools Page 6 of 6

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