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Glowing Talk By Susan J. Tweit. 7 What is the main difference between the larvae stage and adult stage of fireflies? A. Only larvae emit light. B. Only adults emit light. C. Only adults lay eggs. D. Only larvae lay eggs.

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Glowing Talk

By Susan J. Tweit

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7 What is the main difference between the larvae stage and adult stage

  • of fireflies?
    • A. Only larvae emit light.
    • B. Only adults emit light.
    • C. Only adults lay eggs.
    • D. Only larvae lay eggs.

Analysis 06: Compare and contrast using elements of the text(s)

(Reading GLEs 2.3.1, 2.4.6)

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8 Which statement is the most important conclusion that may be drawn

  • from the selection?
    • A. Fireflies’ communication skills are effective.
    • B. Fireflies’ habits are similar to butterflies’ habits.
    • C. Scientists study fireflies to learn more about cancer.
    • D. Scientists study fireflies because they are easy to find.

Critical Thinking 10: Evaluate reasoning and ideas/themes to

draw conclusions and develop insights related to the text

(Reading GLEs 2.4.1, 2.4.5)

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9 According to the section Firefly Fascination, what are two ways fireflies are useful to humans? Include information from the section in your answer.

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Informational Analysis 05: Demonstrate understanding of text

features, (titles, headings, captions, maps, charts, tables, graphs

and other information divisions)

(Reading GLE 2.2.2)

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Text-based information from the section may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Fireflies are entertaining to watch / they have fascinated humans for centuries
  • They are used to make disposable flashlights shine / used as flashlights
  • As a glowing marker to track how cells pass on inherited characteristics
  • To light up drugs that fight cancer / cure cancer / find cancer / learn
    • more about cancer / used for cancer
  • They were used in the Middle Ages to cure illness
  • In India, they were thought to be signs of a holy presence
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9 According to the section Firefly Fascination, what are two ways fireflies are useful to humans? Include information from the section in your answer.

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The two ways fireflies are useful to humans are that Hindus in sixth-century India thought fireflies were signs of a holy presence and also fireflies can

light up drugs that fight cancer.

  • …thought fireflies were signs of a holy presence…
  • D. …fireflies can light up drugs that fight cancer.
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9 According to the section Firefly Fascination, what are two ways fireflies are useful to humans? Include information from the section in your answer.

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  • …they can cure illness.
  • B. …make disposable flashlights.
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9 According to the section Firefly Fascination, what are two ways fireflies are useful to humans? Include information from the section in your answer.

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A. …fireflies have fascinated humans for centuries.

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9 According to the section Firefly Fascination, what are two ways fireflies are useful to humans? Include information from the section in your answer.

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They help plants grow.

Some people eat them.

This response does not provide any information from the section Firefly Fascination to identify ways fireflies are useful to humans.

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10 Based on the information in the selection, predict what would most likely happen if scientists placed two species of fireflies together.

    • A. The fireflies would mate.
    • B. The fireflies would be confused.
    • C. The fireflies would recognize each other.
    • D. The fireflies would blink the same signal.

Comprehension 03: Make or confirm inferences or predictions

based on the text (Reading GLE 2.1.5)

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11 Which sentence from the selection is an opinion?

    • A. Modern scientists use fireflies’ light in many ways.
    • B. Glowworms pupate during their second spring.
    • C. Fireflies have fascinated humans for centuries.
    • D. Fireflies develop in four distinct stages.

Critical Thinking 09: Analyze author’s purpose and evaluate

effectiveness for different audiences (includes fact/opinion;

author’s point of view, tone, and use of persuasive devices)

(Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4)