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Harcourt Storytown
Lesson 24 “Mangrove Wilderness” Comprehension BOOSTER
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Monday
Vocabulary Words
Use your glossary in the back of your reading book to help you fill in the blanks below:
remarkable
suitable
advantage
extract
withstand
stealthy
1. The shark is a ______________________ predator!
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The large grassy area was ______________________ for the AR Fun Day games.
The tiger was a very ________________________ hunter.
Coalminers must go deep into the earth to _________________ the coal.
The metal roof could not ________________________ the winds of the tornado.
The runner took _________________________ of the first baseman’s mistake.
Page 628 What GENRE gives facts and information about a topic? ____________________________
Tuesday Read pages 629-632 and answer the following. Be sure to use complete sentences.
1. What is unusual about where the red mangrove grows?
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2. Why does the red mangrove look like it is on stilts?
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3. What causes the water around the red mangroves to turn red?
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4. What is the next step in the life-cycle of the red mangrove after the flowers bloom?
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5. How is the sprouting of seeds on red mangroves different from that in most other kinds of trees?
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6. What happens to mangrove seeds that enables them to grow in salt water?
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Wednesday
Read pages 633- 635 and answer the following using complete sentences.
7. What happens to the red mangrove seedlings after they fall from the tree?
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8. Explain how oyster bars are formed. Use details from the passage to support your answer.
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9. What happens to debris that collects in the mangrove roots?
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10. What happens after land builds up around red mangroves?
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Read pages 636- 641 and answer the following using complete sentences.
11. What is detritus?
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12. What role do mangrove leaves play in the mangrove wilderness food chain?
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13. What part do people play in the food chain of the mangrove wilderness?
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14. What is a constrictor?
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15. Which senses do the raccoon and the snowy egret use to catch their food?
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16. Why are the mangrove islands safe places for birds to make their nests?
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Thursday Read pages 644-645 “Mangrove” and answer the following using complete sentences.
17. Mangrove roots strain debris from the water. What eventually happens to this debris?
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18. “Mangrove Wilderness” and “Mangrove” both talk about red mangroves. What is special about this
kind of mangrove?
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19. How does the map support the text information about mangrove swamps?
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20. WRITE A SUMMARY of “Mangrove” on the lines below.
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