RUE Episode 50: Distribution and Range

Distribution and Range

Welcome to the Episode 50 page: Distribution and Range!

It’s time to find the distribution and range of your chosen animal.  We model how and where to find this information.  More importantly, we explore what this information means and how it’s important to your animal of choice for your research and report.

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Language Objectives

Use verbs and verb phrases as connecting phrases to communicate the geographic location of an animal population in terms of range and distribution. Use cardinal directions and region names to describe a location.

Academic Content Objectives

Geography/Map Reading: Use a map to find the location of an animal’s range. Life Science: locate and communicate the range of an animal population.

Videos Used in this Episode

(Artistic) Bears of Grants Pass

Short River Otter Video

Longer River Otter Video

Learning Materials

Below are materials we use during this episode of Ramping Up your English.

Here are some of the research topic for our reports.Here
Here are research topics we’ll need for future sections of the animal reports
More research topics
We looked at the distribution pattern of black bears.
We did a quick review of Description.
This slide explains what we mean when we say distribution or range.
This is the wording about black bear distribution from the wildlife cards.
Bare-bones notes about black bear distribution or range
Using the notes we wrote about black bear range, we used connecting words to compose sentences.
Notes on grizzly bear distribution from the wildlife cards
A long sentence about grizzly bear range
We’re looking at the cover of a wildlife card about river otters. The map in the corner shows the distribution pattern.
Another quick review of description features
Notes from the wildlife card about river otter range
This is an example of a paragraph describing the range of river otters. We used the notes from the wildlife card and used the connecting words and phrases to compose sentences and group them into a paragraph.
A quick glance at the mammal classification that fits the river otter
Here’s another example of writing a description of the river otter’s range, referencing more geographic areas.

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