Everglades Forever Restoring America's Great Wetland by Trish Marx
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
More about the everglades
Florida Panther Video (NicerTube)
This page is from the Friends of the Everglades.
Comprehension Skill and
+explain scientific ideas
What reasons do people have for protecting the environment?
Analyze the Text:
1. What evidence in the text suggests that the author has a particular viewpoint about the Everglades?
2. How does the landscape near the Everglades contrast with the landscape near the Avocado School?
3. Why are there so many birds at the beginning of the trail?
4. Why might the author have chosen a park ranger to provide much of the narrative in this section of the text.
5. What factors create different habitats within the Everglades?
6. What clues in the text around the word adapted help you understand help you understand what it means?
7. What main idea developed in paragraph 3 is supported by the photograph on page 243.
8. How might farming and land development harm the Everglades?
9. Why does the author ask a question about what would happen to the plants and animals instead of giving the answer?
10. The author refers to a Miccosukee belief that all life, plant and animal, is connected. Does the author seem to hold this belief? What details support your view?
11. Based on evidence from the text, how large of an area is the finger glade that the children are exploring?
12. In what way are the students a part of the Everglades? (It isn't because they took a field trip to the Everglades.)
13. What do you think the author believes people should do in taking responsibility for the Everglades?