Everglades Forever: Restoring America's Great Wetland

Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

Big Idea: Life Science and Conservation

Essential Question: What persuades us to protect the environment?

Quizlet Vocabulary Practice

Target Vocabulary
  1. endangered - threatened; for plants and animals, threatened with extinction
  2. unique - unusual and special in some way
  3. adapted - changed, to survive or fit into new conditions
  4. vegetation - plants found in a particular area
  5. conserving - using only what you need of something and protecting it; not wasting something
  6. restore - to return something to its original state
  7. guardians - people who protect or take care of others
  8. attracted - drew attention and captured interest
  9. regulate - to control
  10. responsibility - a duty or job


Target Skill
  • Persuasion - authors may include their viewpoint about a topic and will provide reasons to persuade the reader to think or act a certain way. Authors use details and facts to persuade readers.

Target Strategy
  • Analyze/Evaluate - analyzing and evaluating the text carefully will help you respond to the topic.

Vocabulary Strategies
  • Prefixes en-, re-, pre-, pro- - "put in/to," "again," "before," "for" or "before." Derived from Latin to change the meaning of a word.

Grammar: Conjunctions

Simple, complex, compound sentence game

Sentence Sort Game

Spelling: Homophones - words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

Spelling City


Everglades LINKS:

Everglades Swamp Safari - Animal Planet (3 min, 1 sec)

Alligator Wrestling - Seminoles Native American Everglades Tradition (1 min,27 sec)