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Anticipation Guide: Chinchillas

This week we will be continuing our English study of animals. The animal that we
will be focusing on this week is the chinchilla from South America. You will be
reading from “The Complete book of Animals” on page 90.
Before Reading Directions: In the column “I Agree”, place a check next to the
statements with which you agree. If you disagree with this statement, leave it blank.
Then read page 90 of your text.
I AGREE
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1. Chinchillas look like mice, not squirrels.

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2. They have very rough fur and it is brittle.

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3. In 1500, Chinchillas were brought back to Spain by Spanish
Explorers.

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4. A Chinchillas diet consist of roots and grass.

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5. They are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and play
during the night.

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6. Today, a small chinchilla population lives in the Andes Mountains.

After Reading Directions: If what the author of the text agrees with your answers,
check “Yes”, and if they do not, check “No” and write the true statement on the line,
in your own words.
Author Agrees
Yes

No

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4. _________________________________________________________________

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