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How do you grow research for an informational text?. In this lesson you will learn how to grow research for an informational text by using resources to answer your questions. . An informational text gives facts about a non-fiction topic. . Non-fiction/Real Topic: Animal Survival. Resource.

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In this lesson you will learn how to grow research for an informational text by using resources to answer your questions.

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An informational text gives facts about a non-fiction topic.

Non-fiction/Real Topic:

Animal Survival

Resource

Resource

Resource

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Writing Process

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Generate Ideas

Write Drafts

Revise and Edit

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  • Look over the questions you wrote about the topic.

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  • Read through your resources to find the answers.

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Write the answers in your notes.

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  • Look over the questions you wrote about the topic.

Questions

Answers

  • Other ways to survive?
  • Always use traits or choose to?
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  • Read through your resources to find the answers.

However, camouflage isn’t just about hiding from predators– it’s also about catching prey, and mimicry is useful for that, too. A different kind of mimicry, called aggressive mimicry, involves looking or acting like something else to trick and catch prey.

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  • Read through your resources to find the answers.

Luring with Body Parts

If you were a fish and you spotted a tasty worm, you’d go after it, right? But you’d be in big trouble if the worm happened to be inside the mouth of an alligator snapping turtle. This freshwater turtle has a pink, fleshy part of its tongue that it wiggles to imitate a live worm. A fish or frog enters the turtle’s mouth to check it out, and snap! The turtle has just caught its lunch.

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  • Read through your resources to find the answers.

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Unlike other mollusks, coleoids are smart animal. Scientists who study octopuses think that most are about as smart as mice. One kind may be almost as brainy as a cat. The ability of coleoids to change how they look is not a reflex– they choose to do it!

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Write the answers in your notes.

Questions

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  • Other ways to survive?
  • Always use traits or choose to?
  • Aggressive mimicry and luring
  • Coleoids (like mollusks) choose colors and textures
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  • Look over the questions you wrote about the topic.

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  • Read through your resources to find the answers.

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Write the answers in your notes.

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In this lesson you learned how to grow research for an informational text by using resources to answer your questions.

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Find one of your resources and look for answers to your chart questions. Highlight what you find!

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In this lesson we used highlighting to identify answers we found in our resources. What other ways can you identify important facts? See if you can make a list of 5.

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Make a checklist of steps needed to gather information. Number your paper and write what to do, starting from finding a resource and ending with filling in the chart. Share with a partner and see if they can follow it too!

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