Passage UNIT 9
A Finger Where?
Games are for entertaining. They are played for amusement. One amusing
involves fingers. Each finger in the other player’s nose.
game player puts a and forth, other’s
their fingers in each back UNIT Then, the players swing nose.
Another amusing game involves hair. Both males and females like to play
In the game, one of the other player’s
this game. player bites the hair off face! Then the two players take turns passing the clump them. How do the players exchange the clump of hair? They use their teeth!
Each time the clump is passed, a little hair drops off. The game is over when
the hair runs out.
sticking a finger Who likes biting off hair? It is not a person! It is an called the capuchin monkey.
bodies inches long. tails are as long as their bodies. They are gregarious. This means they are
social animals that like living in groups. They eat, play, and sleep together.
bite the top They see the adults suck out the 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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Questions 40 Reading with Text-#2692 Close of hair between
Who exactly would play such games? Who could find these games
entertaining? Who would enjoy up someone else’s nose?
someone’s facial animal
These monkeys live in Central and South America. They are small, with
anywhere from 12 to 22 They have tails, too, and their
People learn by observation. Capuchins learn by watching, too. Young
capuchins see older capuchins off of the fruit of the palm nut.
fruit juice.#2692 Close Reading with Text-Dependent Questions 42 Text-Dependent
Your Name: _________________________________________________________
A Finger Where? (cont.)
Answer the story questions below.
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
Defend your answer using evidence from the story.
4. Write down two things the young monkeys observe the adult monkeys after discarded fruit has dried.
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What does the monkey do after it has put a finger in the other monkey’s nose?
be more likely to swim with friends or swim alone?
Door to a New World
A When you open up a new novel and begin reading, it is as if you are opening a door to a
This new world of the novel is filled with people you have never met and places
An author must introduce you to that world and make you want to
new world.you have never been.stay in it for a long time.
Who lives in this world? What happened to these people before the novel began? What is
happening to them in these first few pages of the novel? Use the diagram below to answer
these questions about the beginning of the novel.
Name of Novel:
Who lives in this world?
What happened before?
What is happening now?
Considering Craft: Why do and make you want to read more?
you think the author chose to start the book in this way? What
effect does it have on you as a reader? In what ways does this scene draw you into the book
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