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Quarter 3 Topics : Semantic Web, Cause and Effect, Drawing Conclusions, Predicting Outcomes, Inferences

Lesson 1: Semantic Web

Semantic web is one of the creative ways of presenting ideas based on a text read. It is composed of a core which is the topic of discussion and the branches which show different ides/details gathered based on the topic presented.

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William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

(interpretation  : implying someone’s life being surrounded by the darkness of their life, but it also shows how they feel that nothing can get in their way anymore )

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud

Under the bludgeoning of chance

My head is bloody but unbowed

(interpretation : encountered many troubles and circumstances, but have never given up pushing through them

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the horror of the shade

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find me unafraid

(interpretation  : endurance and strength through difficult times is always possible)

It matters not how strait the gate

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

I am the captain of my soul

(interpretation  : that life will always send you in a different direction than you may have planned, and though people may try, they cannot change you)

Lesson 2: Cause and Effect

Examples:

1.

Cause: Aisaac did not sleep early.

Effect: He cant focus on his studies

2.

Cause: Dishonesty

Effect: The truth will not prevail

3.

Cause:Drought

Effect: There would be so much heat

4.

Cause: Lack of jobs

Effect: People cannot buy all their needs

5.

Cause: Last year, Alxzandyr ate too much food.

Effect: As a result, He gained a lot of weight.

Lesson 3: Drawing Conclusions

It is important that we could draw conclusion when we read a story. This is when we could depict the ending or the overall message of a certain story or selection.

To determine the conclusion, we have to find out the general idea that each sentence is supporting. Be careful not to draw conclusions that are not supported or mentioned by the details in the paragraph.

Let’s determine the conclusion for each of the selection below . (Source : English Encounters 5 Textbook)

For over 700 years, coffee has been used in foods, wines, and medicine. Many people all over the world drink coffee. It grows in several places in the world such as India, Africa, United States, Mexico, South America, Central America, and West Indies. There are over 100 types of coffee; a type of coffee is usually named for the area in which it is grown. Different areas of the world prefer different types of coffee.. Caffeine, which is a stimulant, is found in coffee, and if it is taken out, the coffee is called decaffeinated

  1. What can you conclude from the text?

Coffee has many uses.

     2.  What can you say about the different types of coffee?

Types of coffee is named after the place where they are grown

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Salmon are born in fresh water but travel to salt water to live their lives and then travel back upstream to where they spawn more salmon before they die. Salmon traveling upstream are very determined to get to where they were born. they fight against currents, whirlpools, waterfalls, and even man-made dams that could hinder salmon’s way. Once a salmon reaches its birthplace, it lay eggs. These eggs hatch, and process begins again.

  1. What can you conclude from the text?

Salmon would do everything just to get back to their birthplace

     2. What can you say about the salmon?

Salmon are born in fresh water

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The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world and takes up over three million square miles, which is almost the size of the United States. The Sahara Desert is found in Africa. The Sahara isn’t all just sand. It has almost 100 oases of springs of water. Oil and gas can be found under this vast desert. There are other natural resources , such as copper, iron, ore and uranium. The desert doesn’t get much rain. There aren’t any paved roads, but cars can be driven on the desert floor. There are about two million people who live in the large desert.

  1. What can you conclude from the text?

The oil in the desert is very useful to people

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(In the picture : Sahara Dessert Oil Rig)

We use salt every day on our food but rarely think about it. Salt is an extremely important mineral that our bodies need, but too much salt is not good for us. China and the United States produce the most salt in the world. Salt comes from dried seawater. Indians long ago evaporated seawater and made alt to season their food. Salt is used in many ways. Glass and soap contain salt. It is used to de-ice roads in winter.Also, it is used in medicine, oil refining, sewage treatment, cattle feed, and even to soften hard water. As you can see, salt is very important mineral

  1. What can you conclude from the text?

Salt is beneficial to people in various ways

2.  In which items below you can find salt

A. In pizza

B. In plastic

C. In paste

D. in powder

Answer: In pizza

Lesson 4 :Predicting Outcomes

The Lion Makers

    ( Based a tale from the Panchatara in India )

Long, long ago, there lived four friends in the same town. Three of them were scholars and were well read. However they lacked common sense. In contrast, the fourth had common sense but had not been formally educated for he had to work.

One day, they decided to travel so they could earn a fortune using their wisdom, in their journey, they had stumbled upon the bones of a dead lion. three scholars saw the chance to demonstrate their intelligence by trying to bring back the life of the lion.

The first scholar said, ”I will put the skeleton back together.” The second scholar also tried to show his intelligence. ”I will put the skin give it flesh and blood’.” The third one then claimed, ”I could breathe life back into the body.”

Source: -http://www.mikelockett.com/stories.php?action=view&id=69

What do you think the fourth man do?

I think the fourth man will stop them because  what they were doing is dangerous and non-sense.

What will happen next?

The fourth man will have climb up a tree before the three scholars brought the lion back to life and ate them.

Lesson 5: Inferences

We make an inference whenever we try to make a guess based on what we know about the topic. it is also called ”reading between the line” that is, the idea is not directly started in the text but we try to connect that information with something we know. We make inference in our daily lives. For example, if we see dark clouds forming and we have to go to school, we will bring an umbrella because it might rain.

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