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Making Meaning
DIRECTIONS: Write the vocabulary terms in the new words column. Next, brainstorm what you
already know about the word in the before reading column. Finally, after you have read the
text, complete the after reading column with new information you obtained from the reading.

NEW WORDS

BEFORE READING

Andes

Mountains?

Cordillera

pass

AFTER READING (include page #)


p. 186 Mountain chain in South
America. They run on the western
side of Columbia. Some of the
peaks are volcanoes

p. 186 A mountain system made of


roughly parallel ranges

( I I)

Guiana Highlands

Related to mountains, or high


elevation

p. 187 Venezuelas highest


elevation. They stretch into Guyana
and Suriname. These are plateaus.

Llanos

Related to llamas

p. 187 The regions plains, mostly


grassland with few trees. Located
between the Andes and the
highlands. Flood easily.

Orinoco River

Major river in this region

p. 188 The regions longest river.


This river flows through Venezuela
and empties into the Atlantic
Ocean.

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