Target Skill: Point of View
One way to figure out an author's point of view is to think about the words and phrases he or she uses. When authors say good things about a subject, that usually means they have a positive point of view about the subject. If they say poor things, that usually means that they have a negative point of view.
Target Strategy: Summarize
Stopping periodically to summarize, or retell the important information, is a good strategy to use for reading informational text. Minor details should NOT be included in a summary.
One way to summarize is to first determine and list the main ideas, then put these main ideas together in one statement.
lying - resting in a flat position
loyal - faithful
partners - two people who work together
shift - the period of time a worker does his or her job
quiver- to shake or tremble
patrol -walk through an area to watch or guard it
snap - to bite quickly