Unit 2 Lesson 6
What makes bats interesting and useful?
Bat Loves the Night
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction
Written by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies
Good readers read at a rate that is appropriate to the type of text they are reading. You can read at a faster rate whey you are reading fiction, but you should read at a slower rate when you are reading nonfiction. This allows you to gain a better understanding from your reading experience.
Target Skill: Sequence of Events
The order in which things happen.
Sequence Word Activity
Target Skill: Domain-Specific Vocabulary
Vocabulary related to a specific topic
Target Strategy: Question
Ask yourself questions about a selection as you read.
Look for text evidence to help you answer the questions.
twitch - to move suddenly
detail - one small part of a whole
swoops - drops down suddenly
slithers - slides down, on, or through something
squeak - a short high sound
dozes - sleeps lightly or naps
echoes - repeating sounds when sound waves bounce off a surface
snuggles - lies close together with another thing
Legend of Why Bats Fly at Night
Bats By Night
Suffixes -able, -ible
Words with the VCV Pattern
If a word has one consonant between two vowels, divide the word before or after the consonant. The V/CV division is the most common. If the pattern is V/CV the vowel will most always say its long sound. If the pattern is VC/V the vowel will say its short sound. Try it both ways and determine which pronunciation sounds best.