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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
© 2015 by Vicki Whiting, Editor
Jeff Schinkel, Graphics
Vol. 31, No. 36
Are you an eagle-eyed reader?
Read the articles below and
correct the eight spelling and
grammar errors you find. The
first one is done for you.
Look Into My Eyes
It is hard to know where to
And, they were BIG
measured nearly three
feet across! Scientists
claim these were the
largest insects that the
world has ever seen.
been around since
before the dinosaurs!
In fact, dragonflies
were flying across the
landscape about one
hundred million years
walked the earth.
begin to looked into a
dragonfly’s eyes. Each one are a
compound eye made up of over
20,000 tiny lenses.
The six-sided lenses are
arranged in a curves so that
Dragonflies are still some of the world’s largest
flying insects. They have wingspans measuring 1 to
5 inches. There are more than 4,000 kinds or species.
Many are colored like
jewels. Their shiny colored
bodies and wings reflect
the sunlight, making them a
delight to watch in flight.
each lens focuses in a diffrent
Dragonflies knew about fast food long before humans did. While
flying, the dragonfly positions its legs and the bristly spines
growing on the legs to form a basket scoop. It collects mosquitoes
and other bugs in this bristly basket and then munches its catch, all
while still airborne!— The dragonfly’s approach to dinner is like
picking up and wolfing down an order of “bugs in a basket” to go!
Standards Link: Life Science: Students know that organisms have distinct structures that serve
specific functions in survival.
Because dragonflies are hunters,
they need keen vision. Their
compound eyes give them the
ability to see around, above and
also spot prey at a distince.
Compound eyes are better at
famous for their
flying skills. They
can change direction
in an instant, hover
like helicopters in
mid-air, zoom along
at 35 miles per hour
and dart up, down
and even backward.
detecting mooving objects than
still ones. This works well for
dragonflies since they hunt by
catching flying insekts.
Their eyes are the biggest
feature on their heads.
After a dragonfly egg hatches, a tiny,
wingless creature called a nymph
wriggles out. The dragonfly nymph
breathes with __________ located at
the rear of its abdomen.
The nymph is a _________ predator
that eats mosquito larvae, worms,
tadpoles and even small _______. It
hides in the mud or weeds and waits
for supper to wander by. When a
_________ morsel comes into view,
the nymph shoots out a large lower
lip with lightning speed and pulls the
food into its mouth.
This _________ lower lip is one of
the things that has earned dragonfly
nymphs the name “pond monster.”
The lip is made of two hinged pieces
that fold up under its face. The lip is
so large, it partly covers the face and
is sometimes called a _______.
When it shoots out, the lip can be half
as long as the nymph’s entire body.
A dragonfly’s eyes neerly meet
On one page of the
newspaper find and
circle the letters that
spell each of the
Connect the letters
that spell each word
with a different color
marker or crayon.
Color in the spaces
in your dragonfly
designs and share
with a friend!
Standards Link: Life Science: Animals progress
through life cycles of birth, growth, development and
at the top of the head, looking a
bit like a helmet.
Standards Link: Editing: Edit work for
correct spelling and usage.
Complete the grid by using all the
letters in the word DRAGON 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: Spelling:
hen a dragonfly lands on
her toothbrush, Eliza and
her Aunt Doris decide to take it
to a nearby pond. There they
find an “awful green creature”
about the size of a paperclip.
What will it become?
Unscramble the title of this
book. Then, check it out at
your library this
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Read age-appropriate text in a variety of genres.
Find the words in the puzzle,
then in this week’s Kid Scoop
stories and activities.
D S R H O V E R D A
L S E G P L T R A D
E E O
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L G S A C G Y M H E
C A R R O E R N A M
Y T R N O O P D R O
C S F V W M A S E D
N L C B A S K E T B
Y D N O P E
N G A
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
Standards Link: Life Science: Animals progress through life cycles.
Use a Straw
Fizzy soda drinks are bad for teeth but
sipping them with a straw will reduce the
contact with the teeth and limit damage.
Celebrating 6 Years of offering the
Florence Community Dental Care
Dr. Chad Clement
1256 Bay St. Old Town Florence
A nymph looks like a small
version of the adult insect.
Try to use the word nymph
in a sentence today when
talking with your friends
and family members.
Finish This Story
Once upon a time there was
a beautiful dragonfly …
Finish this story.
ANSWER: To get to the other slide.
Look through the newspaper for pictures of
people and animals in different stages of
life. Cut out these pictures to show the life
cycle of each. Draw pictures or find images
on the Internet to depict any life stages you
can’t find in the newspaper.
The noun nymph means
the early stage of life of
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