Description: Text Features use text and graphic features to locate information and to make and verify predictions
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 3A


3A: Predicting Outcomes

3A: Predicting Outcomes

Description: Predicting Outcomes

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Selection: C-7


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1130 words
Author: Kate Carter
Synopsis: When scientists explore the deep sea by submarine, they bump into some creepy characters.
Excerpt: A deep-sea vent is like a geyser, but it is on the ocean floor. It may be a mile or several miles below the surface. A deep-sea vent also blows hot water--hotter than boiling. But it blows the water into the cold ocean. That means the water around a deep-sea vent is much warmer than the rest of the ocean.

The temperature of the deep sea is much too cold for animals.

Question: What would most likely happen if all the deep-sea vents suddenly disappeared?
  1. The temperature of deep ocean water would become colder.
  2. More sunlight would reach the deepest part of the ocean.
  3. Sea creatures would have an easier time finding food.
  4. More sea creatures would start living in the deepest part of the ocean.

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Writing prompt: Write an email to a friend who has not read the selection. Provide enough information about the selection's characters, settings, and events so your friend is able to predict what happened in the selection.


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