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Jo Money

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Tortoises Make A (Slow) Comeback.

1. Read the story ‘Tortoises Make A (Slow) Comeback. ’ 2. Tap drawingand underline any unfamiliar vocabulary in the text. 3. Tap rec and read the whole text. 4. In your workbook answer the following questions in full sentences. a. What is the passage about? b. How did the rats get on Pinzon? c. What did the people do with the tortoise eggs? d. What sentence in the second paragraph tells how the rats got to the island? How does this contrast with the idea that the tortoises are "native" to the island? Why might the author have chosen these words? e. Find the words extinct and eliminated in the passage. What animal is the author referring to with each word? How are they similar in meaning in this passage? How are they different? f. What would have happened to the rat and tortoise species had the researchers not intervened? 4. Tap caption and answer the question below. Who are the characters in this story? What big change are they experiencing? 5. Tap check check

4th Grade, Reading
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