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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
© 2015 by Vicki Whiting, Editor
Jeff Schinkel, Graphics
Vol. 31, No. 27
Are you an eagle-eyed reader?
Read the articles below and
correct the 10 grammar and
spelling errors you find.
The first one is done for you.
To make the loud hissing sound,
the cockroach forces air out of
two breathing holes that are
underneath its body. The idea is to
startle an enemy into leaving the
By Nellie Fly
What’s that noise? Is it a snake? No! It’s a
Gromphadorhina portentosa –also known
as a hissing cockroach.
Male hissing cockroaches are
much larger than femails. The
Tiny mites live on
the bodies of these
keep them clean
by eating bits of
food that cling to
Found in Madagascar, the
hissing cockroach is one big
bug. It grows to be three inches
(8cm) long! It is also about an
inch wide, around the size of a
Madagascar While the hissing cockroach
male also has larger, featheree
One male hising cockroach
has a group of five or six
looks a little frightening, it is
actually harmless. The only thing it does to
protect itself from enemies is to hiss at them.
female partners that he keeps
This dark chocolate brown insect with black
edges blends well with the piles of leaves and
bark it hides under on the forest floor.
other males to keep his mates.
to hisself. He has to fight of
Female hissing cockroaches
Cockroaches are considered “living fossils” because they have
survived on Earth some 250 million years, appearing long before
dinosaurs. More than 3,500 species of cockroaches exist today.
are excellent mothurs, at least
four insects! The females
carry their eggs inside their
How many of each type of cockroach can you
find on today’s page?
abdomens to protect them
Find the differences.
from predators. They then
give birth to live yung
roaches that look a lot like
their parents, but much
smaller! A newly hatched
Write the letter that comes before each
letter to find out this surprising fact
about the hissing cockroach!
Cut out these squares. Rearrange them to reveal a hissing cockroach.
The male hissing cockroach
has two large “horns.”
When two males fight, they
lower their heads and ram
into each other, much like
fighting stags. The
stronger bug wins
when the weaker
one simply gives up.
Standards Link: Life Science: Students know that living organisms have distinct structures and body systems that serve specific functions in
growth, survival and reproduction.
artina the cockroach doesn’t
know coffee beans about love
and marriage. Her grandmother,
Abuela, gives her some shocking
“You want me to do what?”
Martina gasps. To find out what
Abuela said, read the book.
Fill in the missing vowels to reveal the title
of this book. Then, check it out at your local
library this summer!
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.
find their food by
the forest floor.
Can you scavenge
newspaper and find:
• three adjectives
• something the
length of a hissing
• something the
color of a hissing
• something that
way about as much as a mice.
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension:
Follow simple written directions.
Complete the grid by using all the
letters in the word ROACH in each
vertical and horizontal row. Each letter
should only be used once in each row.
Some spaces have been filled in for you.
Standards Link: Research:
Use the newspaper to
Find the words in the puzzle,
then in this week’s Kid Scoop
stories and activities.
O D O R E T N U H D
P X E S N R O H C A
R A C S A G A D A M
O R B F L R M E O B
T O R A M I S O R T
E H A L T U S O K H
C T E E O T W S C G
T S S M C N L H O I
S E S T S I X E C F
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
The noun scavenger is an
animal that finds and eats
dead animals or rotting plants,
or a person who finds things.
A hissing cockroach is
a scavenger that finds
Try to use the word
scavenger in a sentence
today when talking with your
friends and family members.
What “bugs” you?
Bug Battle News
What things really bother
or “bug” you? Write a few
paragraphs explaining how
do you deal with these things.
Select a sports article and rewrite it as if it
was news about a battle between two male
hissing cockroaches. Be sure your rewritten
article tells the who, what, when,
where, why and how of the event.
ANSWER: The one in the sugar bowl.
Standards Link: Writing Applications: Write expressive
compositions that express ideas.
nymph eventually grows to
Brushing just 2 minutes,
twice a day can help prevent
painful dental problems.
Celebrating 6 Years of offering the
Florence Community Dental Care
Dr. Chad Clement
1256 Bay St. Old Town Florence
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
How does a pile of rotting leaves with a side of dead
fly sound? For the hissing cockroach that sounds
like lunch! A hissing cockroach is a scavenger, not a
hunter. That means it doesn’t kill for food, but eats
whatever it can find on the forest floor, things like
rotting plant matter and dead animals.