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2 Writing Informative Text Use this lesson as a model for the process of writing an informative research paper. Mrs. Gennosa

3 Select a topic Decide on your purpose Read to find details, information

4 Writing Informative Text 1.Select a topic: What do I care about?

5 Writing Informative Text 1.Select a topic: What do I care about?

6 Writing Informative Text 2. Decide on your purpose: Why should someone read this?

7 Writing Informative Text 2. Decide on your purpose: Why should someone read this?

8 There are many good reasons for writing informational text:

9 Writing Informative Text 3. Read to find details or textual evidence to use in your writing. Select a variety of texts.

10 Writing Informative Text 3. Read to find details or textual evidence to use in your writing. Find a variety of texts. Read books, magazines, websites Time for Kids National Geographic Kids

11 As you read, take notes, highlight or underline: What should my audience know about my topic? How can I get them to care about it or be interested? What can the audience do to get involved or learn more?

12 As you read, take notes, highlight or underline: What should my audience know about my topic? How can I get them to care about it or be interested? What can the audience do to get involved or learn more?

13 As you read, take notes, highlight or underline: What should my audience know about my topic? How can I get them to care about it or be interested? What can the audience do to get involved or learn more?

14 You already know what is expected: introduce a topic use facts and definitions to develop points provide a concluding statement or section.

15 Now the expectations increase: a.Introduce a topic and group information together -- include illustrations when helpful b.Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details c.Use linking words and phrases to connect ideas d.Provide a concluding statement or section.

16 Bats on the Brink A mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats in the United States and Canada. The U.S. government and other groups are trying to stop the spread of the disease. October 21, 2011 By Elizabeth Winchester Time for Kids At this time of year, there are lots of images of bats and all things spooky. But in reality, the number of creatures that fly in the night is dwindling. A mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats in parts of Canada and the eastern and southern United States, and it is spreading west. The disease, called white- nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York. Scientists have been looking for ways to stop—or at least slow—the spread of the disease. The U.S. government has spent nearly $20 million on white-nose syndrome since 2007.

17 Battling the Problem Jeremy Coleman of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service leads the government’s response. Part of Coleman’s job is to coordinate with the efforts of many groups, including Bat Conservation International (BCI), the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Bat Lab at Boston University. The groups are working together to find a solution. In May, the government launched a major plan. “It establishes standard ways of collecting information,” Coleman told TFK. But it may not be enough to stop the bats from dying out. “Extinction is a possibility,” Coleman admits. Saving the Species Some bats hibernate, or stay in a deep sleeplike state during the winter. White-nose syndrome appears to affect only hibernating bats. Scientists believe the disease is caused by a fungus that grows on a bat’s nose, wings and ears. The fungus damages wing tissues, which may also irritate the bats, causing them to end their hibernation early. When they do, they burn up fat reserves needed to survive the winter. Unfortunately, there are not enough insects to eat in winter. It appears that with nothing to eat, many of the bats starve and die.

18 The fungus does not likely harm people, but people can accidentally spread it on their clothes and shoes. To stop its spread, researchers are testing drugs to fight the fungus. The government has closed to visitors several caves where bats live. BCI and CBD conservationists told TFK that more money is needed to study the disease and find a cure. “It’s important to save bats,” says the CBD’s Mollie Matteson. “They are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them.” Bats are also helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops, saving farmers at least $3.7 billion a year, according to a recent study. “Bats are our friends,” says Tom Kunz. He is a scientist and the director of the Bat Lab. “They help people and the environment they live in,” he says.

19 The fungus does not likely harm people, but people can accidentally spread it on their clothes and shoes. To stop its spread, researchers are testing drugs to fight the fungus. The government has closed to visitors several caves where bats live. BCI and CBD conservationists told TFK that more money is needed to study the disease and find a cure. “It’s important to save bats,” says the CBD’s Mollie Matteson. “They are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them.” Bats are also helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops, saving farmers at least $3.7 billion a year, according to a recent study. “Bats are our friends,” says Tom Kunz. He is a scientist and the director of the Bat Lab. “They help people and the environment they live in,” he says. Notes: What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats

20 The fungus does not likely harm people, but people can accidentally spread it on their clothes and shoes. To stop its spread, researchers are testing drugs to fight the fungus. The government has closed to visitors several caves where bats live. BCI and CBD conservationists told TFK that more money is needed to study the disease and find a cure. “It’s important to save bats,” says the CBD’s Mollie Matteson. “They are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them.” Bats are also helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops, saving farmers at least $3.7 billion a year, according to a recent study. “Bats are our friends,” says Tom Kunz. He is a scientist and the director of the Bat Lab. “They help people and the environment they live in,” he says. Notes: What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York

21 The fungus does not likely harm people, but people can accidentally spread it on their clothes and shoes. To stop its spread, researchers are testing drugs to fight the fungus. The government has closed to visitors several caves where bats live. BCI and CBD conservationists told TFK that more money is needed to study the disease and find a cure. “It’s important to save bats,” says the CBD’s Mollie Matteson. “They are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them.” Bats are also helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops, saving farmers at least $3.7 billion a year, according to a recent study. “Bats are our friends,” says Tom Kunz. He is a scientist and the director of the Bat Lab. “They help people and the environment they live in,” he says. Notes: What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York caused by a fungus

22 The fungus does not likely harm people, but people can accidentally spread it on their clothes and shoes. To stop its spread, researchers are testing drugs to fight the fungus. The government has closed to visitors several caves where bats live. BCI and CBD conservationists told TFK that more money is needed to study the disease and find a cure. “It’s important to save bats,” says the CBD’s Mollie Matteson. “They are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them.” Bats are also helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops, saving farmers at least $3.7 billion a year, according to a recent study. “Bats are our friends,” says Tom Kunz. He is a scientist and the director of the Bat Lab. “They help people and the environment they live in,” he says. Notes: What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York caused by a fungus Why we should care about the bat?

23 The fungus does not likely harm people, but people can accidentally spread it on their clothes and shoes. To stop its spread, researchers are testing drugs to fight the fungus. The government has closed to visitors several caves where bats live. BCI and CBD conservationists told TFK that more money is needed to study the disease and find a cure. “It’s important to save bats,” says the CBD’s Mollie Matteson. “They are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them.” Bats are also helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops, saving farmers at least $3.7 billion a year, according to a recent study. “Bats are our friends,” says Tom Kunz. He is a scientist and the director of the Bat Lab. “They help people and the environment they live in,” he says. Notes: What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York caused by a fungus Why we should care about the bat? Bats are helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops

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26 What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York caused by a fungus Why we should care about the bat? Bats are helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops

27 What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York caused by a fungus Why we should care about the bat? Bats are helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops Bats help to spread seeds of rainforest trees and shrubs

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31 What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York caused by a fungus Why we should care about the bat? Bats are helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops Bats help to spread seeds of rainforest trees and shrubs

32 What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York caused by a fungus Why we should care about the bat? Bats are helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops Bats help to spread seeds of rainforest trees and shrubs Bats pollinate plants in the desert and the tropics

33 What is the problem? mysterious disease has killed more than a million bats white-nose syndrome, first appeared in 2006, in upstate New York caused by a fungus Why we should care about the bat? Bats are helpful. They eat mosquitoes and other insects that carry disease and harm crops Bats help to spread seeds of rainforest trees and shrubs Bats pollinate plants in the desert and the tropics Bats reduce the use of pesticide and save farmers money

34 What can kids do to help the bats?

35 What can kids do to help the bats? Write about bats and spread the word!

36 What can kids do to help the bats? Write about bats and spread the word! Raise money for research.

37 What can kids do to help the bats? Write about bats and spread the word! Raise money for research. Close caves to people to keep them from spreading the disease.

38 What can kids do to help the bats? Write about bats and spread the word! Raise money for research. Close caves to people to keep them from spreading the disease. Leave bats alone if they are living in your attic.

39 What can kids do to help the bats? Write about bats and spread the word! Raise money for research. Close caves to people to keep them from spreading the disease. Leave bats alone if they are living in your attic. Put up bat houses.

40 Bats in the United States and Canada are getting white-nose syndrome, a fungus that disturbs their hibernation, causing them to starve and die. We need to protect bats because they may go extinct if we do not find a cure for white-nose syndrome.

41 We need to save the bats because they help us in many ways. For instance, they eat mosquitos and other insects that bite us and carry disease. They also eat insects that harm crops, saving farmers at least $ 3.7 billion a year. In the rainforest, bats spread the seeds to many important trees and shrubs. Bats are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them.

42 Bats in the United States and Canada are getting white-nose syndrome, a fungus that disturbs their hibernation, causing them to starve and die. We need to protect bats because they may go extinct if we do not find a cure for white-nose syndrome. We need to save the bats because they help us in many ways. For instance, they eat mosquitos and other insects that bite us and carry disease. They also eat insects that harm crops, saving farmers at least $ 3.7 billion a year. In the rainforest, bats spread the seeds to many important trees and shrubs. Bats are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them. There are several things we can do to help save the bats. One is to spread the word and get other people to care. We can raise money for research to cure white-nose syndrome. People should not be allowed into caves where bats live, because people may be spreading the disease. If we find bats in our attic, we should leave them alone, and can even build bat houses for them.

43 Bats in the United States and Canada are getting white-nose syndrome, a fungus that disturbs their hibernation, causing them to starve and die. We need to protect bats because they may go extinct if we do not find a cure for white-nose syndrome. We need to save the bats because they help us in many ways. For instance, they eat mosquitos and other insects that bite us and carry disease. They also eat insects that harm crops, saving farmers at least $ 3.7 billion a year. In the rainforest, bats spread the seeds to many important trees and shrubs. Bats are fascinating animals, and we can learn a lot from them. There are several things we can do to help save the bats. One is to spread the word and get other people to care. We can raise money for research to cure white-nose syndrome. People should not be allowed into caves where bats live, because people may be spreading the disease. If we find bats in our attic, we should leave them alone, and can even build bat houses for them. Bats are our friends because they help people and the environment we live in. They are important creatures who need our help to prevent extinction.

44 Select a topic Decide on your purpose Read to find details, information Now it’s your turn... Enjoy your research, and share your interest in your topic!!


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