activity of text interpretation, aimed at students in the fifth year of elementary school, about the right whale. Let's get to know this whale better? So, read the text carefully! Then answer the various interpretive questions proposed!
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Large cetacean. Females can reach over 17 meters in length and exceed 60 tons. Males are smaller, weighing just over 45 tons.
The head reaches a quarter of the size of the animal, but the striking morphological characteristic of the species is the set of calluses or warts, which are on the top and side of the head. It is almost an identity, as the shape and color of the calluses differ from individual to individual, thus allowing identification.
Right whales are migratory. During the Southern Hemisphere summer, they remain in foraging areas near the Antarctic Circle. There are reports of concentrations west of the Antarctic Peninsula and near the South Georgia Islands from December to April.
At the end of the summer, they leave these areas and seek the coastal regions of the American continent for mating, birth and nursing their young. In Brazil, the area of reproductive concentration today is restricted to the south of the country.
The right whale is one of the most endangered whale species on the planet. The creation of the Baleia Franca Environmental Protection Area (APA) in Santa Catarina, in 2000, is a milestone: it protects the most important breeding region for right whales in Brazilian waters. There are 130 km of Santa Catarina coast between Florianópolis and Praia do Rincão.
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Question 1 - Read back:
To which cetacean does the text refer?
Question 2 – Underline the term that indicates the sum of facts below:
“The females can reach more than 17 meters in length and exceed 60 tons.”
Question 3 – Identify, according to the text, the striking physical characteristic of the “right whale”:
( ) the weight.
( ) the size of the head.
( ) the set of calluses or warts.
Question 4 – In the segment “It's almost an identity, given that the shape and color of the calluses differ from individual to individual, thus allowing identification.”, the underlined expression introduces:
( ) a cause.
( ) a condition.
( ) a consequence.
Question 5 - In the part “During the Southern Hemisphere summer, they remain in the feeding areas, close to the Antarctic Circle.”, the underlined word:
( ) returns to right whales.
( ) presents the right whales.
( ) characterizes right whales.
Question 6 - In “In Brazil, the area of reproductive concentration today is restricted south of the country.”, the highlighted verb could be replaced by:
( ) “limits”.
( ) “extends”.
( ) “concentrates”.
Question 7 - Read back:
“The creation of the Baleia Franca Environmental Protection Area (APA) in Santa Catarina, in 2000, is a milestone […]”
Why, according to the text, is the creation of this area “a milestone”?
Question 8 - It can be said that the stretch, “There are 130 km of Santa Catarina coast between Florianópolis and Praia do Rincão.”, is:
( ) a narration.
( ) a description.
( ) an argument.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Letters and specialist in distance education.