4-1: Comprehending Diagrams
Learners look at the diagram about shrinking ice and snow and write a paragraph about why it is better for the sun to hit snow and ice rather than a surface without snow or ice.
They may need to reread the Shrinking Ice and Snow section.
4-2: Using Questions
Ask learners to write down five questions they have about the text. Ask them to share their questions with others. Learners can use these questions for a research project.
4-3: Newspaper Article
Learners read the newspaper article about the polar bears that wandered into Deline in April 2008 and answer the questions on the handout.