Write a PARAGRAPH about an animal that is endangered or needs protection. Show causes and effects. Use transitional words.
I´ll give you some ideas for you to choose an animal. And you´ll have a link to find information about it. You have to choose an animal from the list!
Hand in the final copy next MONDAY 26th
1 Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: A North American bird so endangered it may actually be extinct
2 Amur Leopard: The world’s rarest cat: Only 40 left in Russia’s Far East
3 Javan Rhinoceros: No more than 60 of these swamp-dwelling Asian rhinos exist
4 Northern Sportive Lemur: Here’s the scarcest of Madagascar’s fast-dwindling lemur species
5 Western Lowland Gorilla: Disease and illegal hunting are wiping out this gentle giant
6 The Saola—An Asian Unicorn: So rare it is almost mythological, the saola hangs on by its hoof tips in a forest full of poachers’ snares
7 Leatherback Sea Turtle: The population of the world’s largest turtle is dropping at an alarming rate
8 The Tiger: The world’s biggest cat is almost gone
9 Chinese Giant Salamander: Humans are eating the world’s largest amphibian into extinction
10 The Little Dodo Bird: Samoa’s little dodo bird is in immanent danger of following the large dodo into extinction.
Go to this webpage and find some information:
Remember it is a paragraph!
Remember to describe the animal at the very beginning (2 sentences)
Remember to add cause and effect using the transitional words already learned ( 2 or 3 at least)