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									Contents
Before You Read After You Read 1 9 17 21 29 37 41 49 57 61 69 77

1 Prepare Yourself 2 What Do You Know? P Power Tools
While You Read

9 Keep It Straight 10 Make a Map P Power Tools
Review

81 91 101 105

3 Read between the Lines 4 Stop and Ask P Power Tools 5 Cross Check 6 Learn New Words P Power Tools 7 Make an Argument 8 Point of View P Power Tools

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Checking your answers is part of the learning.
Each section of the workbook begins with an easy-to-use Check It! strip. 1. Before beginning the activities, cut out the Check It! strip. 2. As you complete the activities on each page, check your answers. 3. If you find an error, you can correct it yourself.

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Prepare Yourself

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5 chapter 2 27 solar power chapters 1, 4, and possibly 5

Before you dive into a book, take a look at the TABLE OF CONTENTS. What’s that? It’s a list of the chapters in a book. It may give you a hint about what’s inside

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Say you’re going to read this book: Electricity: Past, Present, and Future First, READ the table of contents. Chapter One: Life before electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chapter Two: Many inventors caught the spark. . . . . . . . . 15 Chapter Three: Power plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Chapter Four: Electricity in the home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Chapter Five: Switching to solar power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Now, FILL IN the blanks using information from the table of contents.
1. 2.

Pages 2–3
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1. 45 2. knock-knock jokes, animal jokes, holiday jokes, and school jokes, jokes through history 3. pages 10–14 4. pun 5. chapter 7 6. page 45 7. Suggestion: You might learn to pause before giving the punch line of a joke.

Pages 4–5
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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. chapter 4 8 pages chapter 2 chapter 3 pages 56–59 chapter 5 Suggestion: Saving the habitat of big cats, or helping stray cats 8. Suggestion: A list of books and Web sites about cats

How many chapters does this book have? Which chapter might tell you if Ben Franklin invented electricity?

3. 4. 5.

Which page does chapter four start on? What might be the future of electricity? Which two chapters might talk about home lighting?

See how much you can learn from the table of contents?

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Pages 6–7
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1. plants, mammals, fish, coral reefs 2. at the bottom of the sea (or chapter 9) 3. chapter 1 4. chapters 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 Suggestions: 5. What creatures can live at the bottom of the sea? 6. How deep into the ocean can humans travel? 7 What is the effect of global . warming on the Arctic Ocean? 8. How many oceans are there in the world?

Say you’re going to read this book:

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Suggestions: 1. When was NASCAR started? 2. How is a stock car different from an Indy 500 car? 3. What happens during a stock car race?

First, READ the table of contents. Chapter One: Knock-knock jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Chapter Two: Animal jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Chapter Three: Jokes for the holidays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Chapter Four: School jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Chapter Five: Puns and other plays on words . . . . . . . . . . 25 Chapter Six: Silly riddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Chapter Seven: Jokes through history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Chapter Eight: Tips on telling a good joke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Joke Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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Now, FILL IN the blanks using information from the table of contents.
1. 2.

At least how many pages does this book have? What kinds of jokes does it cover?

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Which pages might have a joke about a duck? What’s another word for “a play on words”? Which chapter might talk about the oldest joke ever told? Which page has a list of all the jokes in the book? What’s one thing you might learn in chapter eight?

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Prepare Yourself

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Say you’re going to read this book:

First, READ the table of contents. Chapter One: Cats of every shape and size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chapter Two: What’s under the fur? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Chapter Three: Cats all over the world . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Chapter Four: On the hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Chapter Five: Keeping it clean! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Chapter Six: Cats and humans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Chapter Seven: Longhair cat breeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Chapter Eight: Shorthair cat breeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Chapter Nine: Home cat care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Chapter Ten: Cats need our help! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Research sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

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Now, FILL IN the blanks using information from the table of contents.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Which chapter might describe how cats catch mice? How long is chapter seven? Which chapter might tell you how many bones a tiger has? Which chapter might tell you where leopards live? Which pages might tell you about how to treat fleas on your cat? Which chapter might cover cats’ grooming habits? What do you think chapter ten is about?

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What do you think you’ll find on page 65?

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Say you’re going to read this book:

The Deep Blue Sea

First, READ the table of contents. One: The oceans of the world . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Two: Ocean life: Plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Three: Ocean life: Mammals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Four: Ocean life: Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Five: Coral reefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Six: Ocean geology: Vents, mountains, and mud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Seven: Ocean zones: The top 200 meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Eight: Ocean zones: Midwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Nine: Ocean zones: The midnight zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ten: Drilling for oil and gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Eleven: Deep-sea exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Twelve: Famous shipwrecks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Thirteen: Trash and pollution in the water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Fourteen: Are we fishing too much?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Fifteen: Waves, tides, and weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sixteen: Global warming and sea levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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Prepare Yourself

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Now, FILL IN the blanks using information from the table of contents.
1.

What kinds of ocean life does this book cover?

2.

Where is “the midnight zone” of the ocean?

3. 4.

Which chapter might list the names of the Earth’s oceans? Which chapters might deal with the effect of humans on the oceans?

Don’t forget, the table of contents is just a clue to all the information in the book. WRITE four more questions that this book might answer that the table of contents can’t.
5. 6. 7. 8.

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Say you’re going to read this book:

Inside NASCAR

First, READ the table of contents. Chapter One: History: 1948 to today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chapter Two: Building a stock car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Chapter Three: Race day! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Chapter Four: Famous drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Chapter Five: Working in the pit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 WRITE three questions that this book might answer that the table of contents can’t.
1. 2. 3.

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Cut out the Check It! section on page 1, and see if you got the answers right.
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