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The Amazing Bug Trap

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Purple (Levels 19-20)
  • Year: Two
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Animals birds and insects, Invention, Neighbourhood, Problem solving
  • Genre: General narrative
  • Strategy/Skills: Making predictions, Determining cause and effect, Determining main ideas
  • Page Count: 12
  • Reading Level: 19
  • Item Code: 200971
  • High Frequency Words: been, gave, made, read, their, those, very, work
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1470, ACELA1824, ACELA1825, ACELY1668, ACELY1669, ACELY1670
Reader Description

Mr Harris's cabbages are being eaten by earwigs. How will Maria and Tom help him catch the earwigs?

After you have completed the Reader

To catch the earwigs that are eating the cabbages, Maria and Tom invent a bug trap that uses light sticks. What other natural ways could they have tried to catch the earwigs? Use library books or the Internet to do your research. Write a short report about what you found.

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