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1 An Expedition into Expository Text

2 You are going to travel around the world (using your computer). Each time you are able to answer a question or solve a riddle you will be able to travel to the next stop on our expedition. Are you ready to go? Unpack your pencil and paper and let’s go!

3 You’re on your way to the Atlanta airport and you are an eyewitness to a car accident. You stay behind to offer help and the policeman says he needs you to give a statement telling what you saw. What type of source are you? Go to Write down three other examples of primary sources.

4 You’re off! Next stop is Jamaica. Before you can hit the beach you need to find 3 elements of informational text on the attached brochure. ml

5 Brush the sand off your sandals and let’s go! Next stop the rainforest. There is a lot of propaganda out there about the rainforest. Determine what type of propaganda the advertisements on the next page are and then strap on your parachute……..watch out for snakes!

6 Oak trees are our favorite! Plant one today. This is what happens when you eat too much toast. Don’t let what happened to me happen to you! Beware!!!

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8 Whew! Glad to be out of there! That was beautiful, but scary! Speaking of scary - - next stop Africa. Lions, and tigers, and bears (no, not bears) I think that giraffes are the most graceful creatures on the planet! no other creature has such a long neck and graceful walk. Is this a fact or opinion?

9 Do you think we have time to search for Cleopatra’s tomb? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could make such a momentous discovery, since historians have searched for years with no success? What does the word momentous mean? What are your context clues? What are context clues?

10 Time to board the plane for the wonders of France. Yummy. I can’t wait to get some bagels and cheese. I wonder if I packed the right clothes. I better check the ____________. List two other things I can find on the Farmers Almanac besides weather.

11 The Eiffel Tower is a fascinating structure. I fonder how tall it actually is and how they made it. To look for this information I should look at which type of reference book? a.Dictionary b.Thesaurus c.Encyclopedia d.Map e.Almanac

12 I have to admit that I have been looking forward to our stop in Greece. I love the Greek food, dances, myths, and scenery. Everything about Greece fascinates me. We should just stay here and not travel any further! I don’t sound biased at all, do I?!? Another word for biased is ___________________________.

13 Brrr ……it’s cold here! Let’s not stay too long in Russia. Hurry! Find evidence that the capital of Russia is bigger than our capital, Washington, D.C. (Washington has about 650,000 people) What is evidence?

14 Acorn food for a squirrel. Airplane giant mechanical bird that transports people. Apple a red fruit. Biscuit a breakfast food – best served with jelly. Boogey to dance (back in the day) What is this page an example of?

15 CHINA The old Chinese government was famous for putting out false information aimed at influencing how the people of China viewed the rest of the world. This would be called ________________________.

16 India I need to read the travel Brochure to find out more About this country. Go to: List 4 nonfiction text elements that this page has.

17 Australia Australia is a very special place. You are going to look for evidence to support this statement. Using this website fy2014&campaign=167-about-australia- broad&message=brand&publisher=google&website=google&adgroup=facts- broad&keyword=g-australia-facts&matchtype=broad list 3 facts that make Australia a unique “one-of-a-kind” place.

18 Airplanes airlines 38 history of 34 Wright brothers 34 Amazon animals birds 70 economy temperature 68 Bees 123 – 130 African 127 honey 124 raising 129 This page is an example of what?

19 Hawaii – Land of the flowers Use the website to answer the questions. Hawaii consists of how many islands? Which British Captain discovered it in 1778? What did he name it? What is the highest peak in Hawaii? Name three things grown in Hawaii.

20 Aloha!

21 You are back in the United States. How did you do? Are you confident that you know all of the following terms: bias, propaganda, almanac, reference, glossary index, atlas, nonfiction text elements, bandwagon, testimonial, endorsement Good luck on your test!


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