Determine the importance of animals to agriculture.
Determination should be made by
- defining animal science
- identifying major uses of animals (i.e., service, companionship, work, food)
- identifying products provided by animals (i.e., dairy, meat, fiber)
- identifying terms associated with the animal industry.
- How are animals used in agriculture?
- Who is in charge of enforcing laws and regulations that ensure humane treatment of animals?
- What livestock/production animals are important to your local agricultural community?
- How is bee production utilized in agriculture?
- What does the term "free range" mean, as related to the meat animal industry?
- How can milk qualify to be labeled organic?
- What new dairy products are on the market?
- What is aquaculture? How does aquaculture production differ from traditional livestock production?
- What animals are best suited for aquaculture production?
- What health issues are related to farm-raised fish?
- What is the difference between the types of milk (e.g., whole, two-percent, skim)?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
- Identify word origins and derivations.
- Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.
- Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.
- Identify connotations.
- Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
- Use word-reference materials to determine meanings and etymology.
- Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
- Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
- Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
- Differentiate between fact and opinion.
- Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
- Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
- Identify the main idea.
- Summarize text identifying supporting details.
- Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
- Identify cause and effect relationships.
- Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
- Engage in writing as a recursive process.
- Choose intended audience and purpose.
- Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
- Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
- Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
- Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.
- Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.
- Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.
- Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
- Use transition words and phrases within and between paragraphs.
- Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
- Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
- Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.
- Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.