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HSA Item of the Week

This item is one of the many resources available in the Reading CLG Toolkit.

English

After reading poems and essays about the natural world, students in Mrs. Edwards’ English class wrote essays about nature. Numbers 7 through 9 are about activities the students completed while planning and researching their essays.

After reading poems and essays about the natural world, students in Mrs. Edwards’ English class wrote essays about nature. The following item is about activities the students completed while planning and researching their essays.

George decided to write about the birds he can see in his neighborhood. Which of these resources would most likely provide information to help him with his topic?

  1. The American Wildlife Encyclopedia
  2. Biology: Understanding Nature in Maryland
  3. Scientific Research: American Migratory Birds
  4. The North American Birdwatcher’s Guide Book

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