Text-to-text connection: The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
Author’s Purpose: persuade readers not to cut down the Mangrove tangles
Cause and Effect: Because the propagule falls off the mangrove tree, the effect is that a new mangrove tangle begins.
Drawing Conclusions: The fisherman drew the conclusion that he should not cut down the mangrove tangle to make a shrimp farm because of what the other fisherman told him. He was persuaded to leave the tangle alone.
Point of View: The story is told from the point of view of the animals that inhabit the tangle.
Synthesis: The reader will synthesize that there are certain things that keep the balance of nature.