from the Experts: These two audio clips (mp3 files) let
students hear team members address two of the guiding questions
you may have used during reading:
Two Pens? Team member Heather Ray explains.
predators go after cranes? Ranger Jennifer Rabuck (2001 crew) explains,
Mathematics: Find information in the text that helps you calculate
the area of the cranes' pen.
Thinking: Why do you think the team has two pens instead
of one? WHat might be some difficulties if they had only one
more, see this page, written
in 2001 when only one pen was used on the migration.
Author's Purpose: Revisit
the text to discuss author's purpose.
Author's Strategies: Ask
students to identify how
the writer showed sequence
in this story. Why do students think the author asked questions
at the beginning and other places in the story?
History: What might happen if the pen is not sturdy?
Go back and read about a bad
storm during the very first
ultralight-led journey south.
to Self: Have you ever built a fort or picked
a campsite and set up a tent? Who helped set things up? How
did the team members work together to
ways that families or classmates work together every day.
Journey North Lessons
Makes a Good Stopover Site for an Ultralight-led Migration?