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Building Comprehension - Grade 8

Attractive tales protecting recognized figures, activities personalities and occasions, mysteries, failures, legends and mythology, and striking proof in technological know-how and nature carry scholars curiosity and catch their imaginations. A managed vocabulary averaging clarity degrees under content material guarantees realizing and promotes self assurance.

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The count lived in another country. c. The count introduced himself when he arrived at the castle. a. Count von Altenberg. b. a German baron. c. Herman von Starkenfaust. Context Clues 2. He wore mourning clothes. a. before lunch b. showing sorrow c. torn © Milliken Publishing Company 34 MP3392 Treetop Balloons Hot-air balloons have been used for many reasons. They make weather observations and test equipment in high altitudes. Hot-air balloon races have become very popular. Balloons have even been used to study the atmosphere of Venus.

C. had learned the importance of working hard. 9. Harvey and his family made sure Dan was treated well by giving him a good job on their fleet of ships. Why do you think they did this? a. The Cheyne's felt bad that Dan had to live so horribly, working as a fisherman. b. Dan told Harvey it was the least Harvey could do after all Dan and his father did for him~ c. Dan was a good friend to Harvey and believed him when no one else did. 41 MP3392 The Cobra a cobra strikes, it continues to pump more and more venom into its prey.

Africans sometimes keep tame secretary birds to protect them from the cobras. Eagles and other birds of prey sometimes kill and eat cobras, as well. But if all cobras were killed, the natural balance of nature would be badly upset. In India alone, the rat population would overrun the country. It is now kept under control by the cobra. India's jugglers and snake charmers use the cobra because of its unusual hood and nervous actions. They pretend to charm the snakes with their music, but in truth, the snakes would act the same way without the music.

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