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1 A Write the correct word from the box that describes the animal. fish bird mammal reptile insect amphibian 1. salamander 2. whale 3. penguin 4. shark 5. butterfly 6. snake B Write one more word or phrase to describe each animal. 1. insect 2. bird 3. mammal 4. fish 5. reptile 6. amphibian Unit 7 Spotlight on Reading 89

2 Complete the sentences with the correct missing words. six crawl eggs three scales penguins antennae warm-blooded mammals 1. Snakes are reptiles that on their bellies. 2. are not able to fly, but they are very good swimmers. 3. All insects have legs and body parts. 4. Mammals are animals. 5. Fish have all over their bodies. 6. Like birds, insects lay. 7. Whales and dolphins are. 8. Most insects have wings and a pair of. 90 Unit 7 Spotlight on Reading

3 A Choose your favorite animal group. Write a paragraph about it, using the information in your animals graph (Let s Summarize!, Student Book page 199). B On the lines below, write the correct order of each stage in the life cycle of the frog. egg froglet tadpole frog tadpole with legs Unit 7 Spotlight on Reading 91

4 Write the name of the animals. Then, put a check mark in each box to describe how each animal moves. Climb Crawl Run Walk Jump Fly Swim 92 Unit 7 Spotlight on Language

5 Fill in each line below with an animal, or group of animals, that fits the description. bat bear birds fish insects mammals reptiles turtle snake penguin amphibians 1. a mammal that has wings 2. a reptile that has scales 3. a bird that has fins 4. a mammal that has fur 5. a reptile that moves on short legs 6. cold-blooded animals 7. warm-blooded animals 8. animals that have gills and then lungs 9. animals that have three body parts 10. animals that have scales for protection 11. animals with feathers and a beak Unit 7 Spotlight on Language 93

6 A Compare the animals in each group. Then, write the name of the animal that corresponds to the category. 1. cheetah, elephant, giraffe, ant biggest fastest smallest tallest 2. lion, turtle, goldfish, elephant heaviest slowest fastest smallest B Determine what the missing words are. Then, write the words. Look at the examples. Examples: large, larger, largest big, bigger, biggest 1. smart,, smartest 2. short, shorter, 3.,, tallest 4. fast,, fastest 5. heavy, heavier, 94 Unit 7 Spotlight on Language

7 A Read the Ants poem again. Then, answer the questions. 1. Which animals does this poem describe? 2. Which two words describe the animals? 3. Which three action words (verbs) describe what these animals do? 4. What other word tells what these animals are? B Read the Bird poem again. Then, answer the questions. 1. What animal does this poem describe? 2. Which words describe the animal? 3. Which three action words describe this animal s activities? 4. What specific word tells what this animal is? Unit 7 Spotlight on Content Language Arts 95

8 A Underline the nouns, draw a box around the adjectives, and circle the verbs. 1. Whales have fine hairs. 2. Bears use their sharp teeth. 3. Fish breathe through their gills. 4. Fish live in shallow water. B Read each sentence. Classify the underlined word as a noun (N), a verb (V), or an adjective (A). 1. Snakes are reptiles that crawl on their bellies. N 2. Animals live all over the world. 3. Crocodiles crawl on all four legs. 4. Whales have smooth skin. 5. All insects are cold-blooded animals. 6. Fish have scales all over their bodies. 7. Birds lay eggs. 96 Unit 7 Spotlight on Content Language Arts

9 A Match each word with its definition. group things that go together multiplication addition to add two or more numbers to add the same number again and again B Draw each of the following problems. Then, solve the multiplication problems. 1. four groups of two cats 2. two groups of four fish x = x = 3. three groups of three birds 4. two groups of three turtles x = x = Unit 7 Spotlight on Content Math 97

10 A Create a symbol to represent your family, using an animal. Draw and color your symbol in the space below. B Write a paragraph explaining why you chose this animal to be your family symbol. 98 Unit 7 Spotlight on Content Social Studies

11 A Put the steps for writing a science report in the correct order. Number the steps 1 to 6. Write the title of your report. Write a final draft. Circle and fix mistakes in your first draft. Choose a topic. Write a first draft. Research the topic using books, magazines, and the Internet. B Answer the questions using complete sentences. 1. What does it mean to do research? 2. What are scientific reports about? Unit 7 Spotlight on Content Science 99

12 A Read the following verses from the song The Bear Went over the Mountain. Then, answer the questions by filling in the correct words. 1. The bear went over the mountain. What are the nouns? and. 2. To see what he could see. What is the verb?. 3. The bear went over the tree. What is the verb?. 4. The dolphin went through the ocean. What are the nouns? and. B Write another verse for the song using an animal from the box. lion horse whale giraffe cheetah wolf turtle eagle penguin 100 Unit 7 Spotlight on Content Music

13 Read the paragraph. Then, answer the questions using complete sentences. The African Grey Parrot African Grey parrots are very intelligent. They are the best talkers in the bird world, but they can do more than just say words. They can copy many other sounds that they hear, such as telephones and microwaves. A scientist, Dr. Irene Pepperberg, has studied a famous African Grey named Alex for almost 30 years. Alex can identify some 50 items by name. He can also name seven colors and five shapes, and he can count up to six. He is a truly amazing member of the animal world! 1. What can African Grey parrots do better than any other bird? 2. What sounds can these parrots copy? 3. What are two things that Alex can do? 4. Who studies Alex? Unit 7 Review: Reading 101

14 A Write a paragraph about the picture of the boy and his dog. Include some of the following words in your paragraph: mammal, fur, live young, pet and warm-blooded. Be sure to give your paragraph a title. 102 Unit 7 Review: Writing

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