September 24, 2015

Inferences in Social Studies: The Nile River

We have been learning about inferences in reading.
We have been learning about the Nile River in social studies.
Let's put the 2 together.

Look at these 2 pictures.
What do you see?
What do you know about this place?




STUDENTS: Looking at the photographs.  
What was the purpose of the Aswan Dam in Egypt?  
Did it help or hinder the life of the Egyptians?  

** Remember to put your name at the end of your comment.

60 comments:

  1. yes,because they got water,fish to eat and water to clean there self.I think they loved the Nile!the Nile has many usees.And that is why I think the Nile is good!From BenHazelwood

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    1. Ben, you are almost there. The prompt was about the Aswan Dam and how it helped or hindered Egypt. You are very correct about the Nile, but I need you to look at the dam. Be sure to answer both questions. Please slow down! You are making silly mistakes because you are rushing!

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    2. The Aswan Dam did it because it could flood.It was good that the Egyptian could get water,food,water to clean there self.The Nile has many usees .And that is way the Nile is good.BenHazelwood

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    3. Ben.... Read the prompt. Answer the first question to the very best of your ability. Then answer the second question. You are all over the place and that is not ok! Slow down. Be deliberate in your answers. You can do this!

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    4. I think the Aswan Dam did the right thing because the Egiptions could die from a flood.Also they could run out of oxigen. I think they could use the water for every thing and paper.so yes,I think that the Aswan Dam did the right thing.BenHazelwood

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  2. I think it makes it hinder for the Egyptians because it could flud there houses. It would also be hinder because it could make them move out of there house. I also think it is hinder because people could die if it fluds their house they could die because some people could run out of oxigen. Lilly Allen

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    1. Now that we have talked a little more about the Aswan Dam take a look at your comment again. Is your comment about life before or after the dam being built? Does the Aswan Dam still hinder the Egyptians? You are on the right track. I just need a little more information from you!

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    2. It is not hinder today. Some people don't even live there today because they think it is still hinder today. Miss Becky sence we have not got to far do we have to tip atone? Lilly Allen

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    3. It is not hinder today.Some people don't even live there today. It was not that hinder for the Egyptians because they built on the other side of the Aswan dam. Lilly Allen

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  3. I think the Awsan Dam helped the Nile River by not letting floods occur any more.It also helps the people in Egypt live closer to the Nile River. It can not destroy homes and villages. Dean Estes

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    1. Dean,
      Wonderful answers! What am I going to ask of you though - elaborate!!!! How does the Aswan Dam help the river not flood? How does it help the people live closer to Nile? How is this good for the people? Where does your comment about the homes and villages need to be? I love how you have written in complete sentences and how you have your information right on target! You are doing a great job!

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  4. The Aswan Dam in Egypt is helping the Egyptians.It is helping the Egyptians because it says in the text the Aswan Dam helped them. Its because Nile River destroyed homes and villages.It was before then they put their houes higher.Thats what I think.Brayden.

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    1. Thank you for your answer, Brayden. Your last 2 sentences that talk about the Aswan Dam and the Nile River need to say more about "Before the Aswan Dam was built....," so then you can come back and say "Since the Aswan Dam has been built..." This will help show a compare and contrast to get your point across that the dam has helped the Egyptians. You are for sure on the right track! Is there another reason?

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    2. Before the Aswan Dam was built the Nile River destroyed homes and villages.They started building there house taller. THe aswan Dam helped the people.brayden

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    3. I think I am understanding what you are saying. I really wish you would have elaborated on your answers a little bit more. I know this was a tough one! It is something we can work towards!

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    4. I think that the Aswan Dam helped them . Before the Aswan Dam was built the Nile River destroyed homes and villages.Then they started building their houses higher.After the Aswan Dam was built it stoped floods.I think it helped the Egyptians.Brayden

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  5. I think the Aswan Dam helped Egypt because it helped by not letting floods come. The Aswan Dam helped the Egyptians because it helped them to get healither food. The Nile River poored water in the soil.Jacob miller

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    1. Great reasons, Jacob! Now tell me how did it help not let floods come and how did that make their lives better? How did it help them get healthier food and how did that make their lives better? How did the Nile River pouring water in the soil make their lives better? You have to be able to support your ideas!

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    2. Becouse the soil was rich and the soil made the food better and the good food made them not sick. Jacob Miller

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    3. I need you to rewrite this sentence without it starting with "because." I need it to only have 1 "and" in the sentence. I need you to combine your first comment with this last comment, so I understand what you are trying to say. You are getting there! Proud of you!

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  6. I think it helped the Egyptians because it supported fish and good things to eat. The Nile flows through Egypt bringing all kinds of benefits like water to irrigate crops,and a river for sailing ships from port to port.Each year, water would melt on the mountain tops.La'Tariyahna

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    1. Thank you, La'Tariyahna. In your first sentence, what is "it?" We usually never use a pronoun in the first sentence because we don't know what you are talking about yet. Replace "it" with the actual name. The prompt is about the Aswan Dam and how it has helped the Egyptians. I need you to look at your answer again. Does it completely answer the prompt? Also, do not copy directly from the text. Those are not your words up there. Use your words to tell me! You can do this! We don't want to know what the text says. We want to know what you are thinking in your brain because of what the text says!

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    2. The Aswan Dam helped because it traps fish and goods from the Nile river.It flows through Egypt. The Nile brought all kinds of benefits. When it rained it would water irrigate crops. Ships would sail from port to port.La'Tariyahna

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    3. Ok... I think I know what you are trying to say. I still wish you would elaborate!

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  7. In the first pic I see rock,the Aswan Dam ,and the Nile River.I know that this is a pic of the Nile River.Taken from space.So this is a pic taken from space,and in the pic is the Nile River.In the 2 pic I see a city,boats ,trees, restronts ,and buildings.I know that this is a pic, in the pic there is a city . So there is a city with restront and boats, and buldings.Brooks J.

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    1. You are on the right track. Now, tell me does the Aswan Dam help or hinder this city? Why do you think that?

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    2. The Aswan Dam helps the city.I think that because a dam stops water. I learned that the Nile River used to flood ,but after the consrucion of the Aswan Dam the Nile dose not flood anymore.The Aswan Dam dose not hinder it helps the city. Brooks J.

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    3. YES!!!! You nailed it! Thank you very much!

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  8. I see boats and the river looks long. I see house and catacus .I know that in Africa the Nile River is there inAfrica.The Nile is the longest river in the world. By Dhanin .P

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    1. I am glad you are looking at the right things and are seeing wonderful ideas through the pictures. Now, I need you to answer the prompt! Look back at the red letters under all the photographs and answer those questions! You will need the inferences you made from the first comment to help you! You are on the right track!

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  9. I see boats and i see that the nile is long i also see little islands.In the first picter it looks liker there is a brige there is also rocks. I cinda looks like there are cracks in the rocks. kyson

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    1. Kyson,
      Thank you for sharing what you saw in the photographs. Now, I need you to answer the prompt under the photographs. Use what you saw in the photographs and answer the questions.

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    2. Yes the aswan dam did help because it use to flood.It does not flood today because of the Aswam dam.It also pervides electricet. Kyson Taylor

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  10. I think it would because in the tekst it said that it fluds. I some boats so it dose not flud to day. By Abigail

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    1. Abigail,
      You think it would be what? What floods? Do not use the word "it" because you have given me nothing to look back to reference. Be sure to answer both questions in the prompt.

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  11. I think the Nile River is an Inportent River for the eejipshons.Aiden. walker.

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    1. Aiden,
      Great first sentence! Now expand on that! Tell me WHY the Nile River is important to the Egyptians.

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    2. I think it would be a good idea to live by the Nile River, it gives fertil land for cropes.It provides fish.Aiden walker

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  12. I thank that the Nile River is dangerous because it fl . noe

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    1. That is a great observation, Noe. However, that does not answer the prompt! Be sure to look at the red letters under the photographs and answer those questions.

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  13. It is safe to live by the Nile River because they built the Aswan Dam. Kenley

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    1. Fantastic answer, Kenley! I love it! Now tell me how the Aswan Dam helps them! Keep up the great work!

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  14. I know that the Aswan Nal river is big Daniel

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    1. Yes, Daniel, the Nile River is big. Now, please look at the prompt under the photographs in the red letters. I need you to answer those questions, please.

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  15. The Aswan Dam helped the Egyptians because it wouldn't over flow. I think the Aswan Dam hindered because it can't grow crops.
    By Keara

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    1. Keara,
      I like your idea. You have a good opinion and reason, but I am missing evidence and an opinion. Give me some more evidence to support your opinion and reason before I am on board with this!

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    2. The Aswan Dam helped the Egyptians because it wouldn't over flow. I think the Aswan Dam hindered because in Egypt the Nile River would over flow and it would make the soil rich, now because of the Aswan Dam its not flowing so it can't make rich soil.
      By Keara

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  16. Looking at the phoutogrph of egupt of the nile river? It help it not to flood on to the peoples home's at the Nile River. Hayden.H

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    1. Yes, Hayden! Great answer! Can you elaborate on that? How else does the Aswan Dam help the Nile River other than not flooding people's homes? You are on a roll! So proud of you!

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  17. I think that the Aswam Dam help the Egyptians because the Nile river will not flood also it helps them cause it it full of good things to eat. Also i think it help because it will not destroy homes or villages and that they can eat more food insted of walking a long way to the Aswam Dam .Thats why i think the Aswam Dam is helpful to the Egyptians .DAKEDRA TRAYLOR

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    1. Wonderful thoughts! I love reading what you think! The next time you write an opinion I want you to try to not use the words "I think..." They know it will be what you think since you are writing it. When you use "I think" a lot it takes away from your opinion, reasons and evidence! You get better each and every time!

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  18. The reason for Aswan dam is so the people that lives on the other side.So the water don't over flud.It helpt them by not killing other people.
    By Aaron

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    1. You are on the right track! Can you explain more as to how it helps the Egyptians or tell me more about what you have already said? I am so proud of you! Keep it up!

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  19. The aswan dam keeped the Nile River from flood. The Nile River left rich solul. The Nile River was some time bad. The Nile River is the only one that go backwords.

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    1. First of all, who are you? You did a great job, but I don't know who did it! You did a great job until the last few sentences. Then you went away from the prompt. Stay focused on what was asked not what you want to say.

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    2. my name is kalvin

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  20. I thanck it wolde be a bad idei to live in the nile becues what if an algater at youer door .by Isaac

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  21. I leaned that the Nile River is so big and it will not flood any more because they put some thing under it so

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  22. The Aswan Dam helped because the Nile river destroyed homes and villages.

    BY Kaylee

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  23. the Awswan dam helped. the people depend on the Nile.the Awswan dam gives them food. the food they get is mainly fish also gives them irrgate. the NILE gives them water.so they can step outside and get a drink of water.and they can get to the other side on a boat.i would live by the nile becauseit doesnot flood anymore.BY alex jones

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