Main Body

Arctic Plants

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Arctic_Poppy_2001-07-16.jpg

Arctic poppies

Learning Goals

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Identify rhyming words
  • Copy short sentences
  • Read common sight words in a paragraph
  • Answer questions about a story
  • Give sentence answers to questions
  • Give an opinion on a reading

Talk About It

  • Would you ever want to go to the arctic? Why or why not?

Picture Dictionary

Use the pictures to help you figure out the words.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Canadian_Arctic_Archipelago.svg/2000px-Canadian_Arctic_Archipelago.svg.png https://pixabay.com/en/rose-beautiful-beauty-bloom-729509/ https://pixabay.com/en/snowflake-snow-snowing-winter-cold-554635/
arctic beautiful winter
https://pixabay.com/en/tree-silhouette-mysterious-407256/ https://pixabay.com/en/vacation-recreation-beach-island-149960/ https://pixabay.com/en/melt-ice-cube-ice-melting-blue-25202/
dark summer ice
https://pixabay.com/en/drops-of-water-water-nature-liquid-578897/ https://pixabay.com/en/thermometer-sun-water-reflection-501608/ https://pixabay.com/en/connect-connection-cooperation-20333/
water heat together
https://pixabay.com/p-294569/?no_redirect https://pixabay.com/en/weeping-willow-pasture-tree-old-261458/ https://pixabay.com/en/poppy-orange-poppy-red-poppy-32120/
wind willow poppy
https://pixabay.com/en/light-bulb-filament-lamp-orange-311119/
bright
Practice reading these words without the pictures.
beautiful dark winter wind willow
bright heat together water summer
arctic ice poppy

Word Skills

Word Patterns

Two words rhyme when the endings sound the same. For example, these words rhyme:

  • car and bar
  • net and jet
  • fill and hill
  • pot and rot
  • nut and cut
Find the words that rhyme. The first one is done for you.
sun land try run mice
lot ice hand sky dot

1. sun                                run                       

2. ______________          ______________

3. ______________          ______________

4. ______________          ______________

5. ______________          ______________

Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.
Read the sentences. Then copy them. Use upper case letters, periods, and question marks correctly.

The mice hid in the hole.
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Do you like this dish?
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Do not slip on the ice.
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Can we chat?
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We had a lot of fun.
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Ask your instructor to check your work.

Use Your Reading Skills

Listen to Arctic Plants. Then read Arctic Plants in BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1.


Check Your Understanding

Answer these questions. Use the underlined words to form a sentence.

1. How long does summer in the arctic last?

___________________________________________________

2. What plant adds a bit of heat to the ground so other plants can grow?

___________________________________________________

3. What do the plants do to last in the cold wind?

___________________________________________________

4. Why is the arctic willow different from other trees?

___________________________________________________

5. What does the arctic poppy always face?

___________________________________________________

6. What plant do you like best?

___________________________________________________

Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.

Writing Task

Think of a time when you had to be strong and brave. Tell the story to your instructor. Your instructor will write down your words. Then copy your story into your notebook.

When you are done, read your story.

  • Did you begin each sentence with an upper case letter?
  • Did you use an upper case letter at the beginning of a person’s name?
  • Did you end each sentence with a period or question mark?
  • Are you missing any words?

Answer Key

Word Skills
QUESTION ANSWER
1 sun, run
2 land, hand
3 try, sky
4 mice, ice
5 lot, dot
Check Your Understanding  
QUESTION ANSWER
1 Summer in the arctic lasts for just a few weeks.
2 Arctic moss adds a bit of heat to the ground so other plants can grow.
3 Plants stay together to last in the cold wind.
4 The arctic willow is different from other trees because it grows on its side.
5 The arctic poppy always faces the sun.
6 Answers will vary.

Attributions

See the Attributions page near the end of this book.