Passage UNIT 9
A Finger Where?
They are played for amusement. One amusing
involves fingers. Each finger in the player’s nose.
Games are for entertaining.game player puts a other Then, the players swing back and forth, keeping their fingers in each other’s
and females like to play
game involves hair. Both males the other player’s
amusing player bites the hair off of this game. In the
the game, one between
turns passing the clump of hair face! Then the two
two players take of hair? They use their teeth!
clump players exchange the when
them. How do the
the off. The game is over the clump
clump is passed, a little hair drops Each time the hair runs out
Who could find these games
play such games? would
would else’s nose?
Who exactly sticking a finger up someone entertaining? Who
Who would enjoy It is an animal
someone’s facial hair? It is not a person!Who likes biting
biting off called the capuchin monkey
They are small, with
live in Central and South tails, too, and their
These monkeys from 12 to 22 inches long. They have bodies anywhere
anywhere This means they are
They are gregarious. tails are as long
long as their bodies.social animals that like living in groups. They eat, play, and sleep together.
People learn by Capuchins learn by watching, too. Young
capuchins see older capuchins bite the top off of the fruit of the palm nut.
They see the adults suck out the fruit juice. Then they watch the adults
discard the rest of the fruit with the nut still inside. Later, when the fruit has
dried, the young monkeys watch the adults gather up the discarded fruits.
The adults take the dried fruits to a place where there are big stones. There,
the adults pick up the stones and smash the fruits. The adults crack open the
fruits so they can get to the nut inside. It takes young monkeys about eight
years to learn how to do this.
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Your Name: A Finger Where? (cont.)
Answer the story questions below.
1. What does the monkey do after it has put a finger in the other
2. In inches, about how long is a capuchin monkey’s tail?
Explain how you were able to figure this out.
3. Would a gregarious person be more likely to swim with
Defend your answer using evidence from the story.
4. Write down two things the young monkeys observe the adult monkeys discarded fruit has dried.
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friends or swim alone?
doing after the
A Door to a New World
When you open up a new novel and begin reading, it is as if opening a door to a
new world. This new world of the novel is filled with people never met and places
you have never been. An author must introduce you to that and make you want to
stay in it for a long time.
Who lives in this world? What happened to these people novel began? What is
happening to them in these first few pages of the novel? diagram below to answer
these questions about the beginning of the novel.
Name of Novel:
you are opening
you have never
before the novel
Use the diagram
Who lives in this world?
What happened before?
What is happening
author chose to start
start the book in this the into the book
Craft: Why do you think what ways does this
this scene draw you Considering you as a reader? In effect does it have on more?
and make you want to read
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