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It's all about bugs ...

"Bug Out"  View PDF
The Department of Health in New York has lots of bed bugs. The new $316 million building in Queens has bed bugs, the Health Department said. (Staying healthy, insects, expressions of quantity.)

Bug Off? 875: :Bug%20Off%3F  View PDF end: :tag
Trying new foods. This lesson is centered around different articles about bugs as a food. Australians can buy chocolate-covered bugs and cricket lollipops. Germans bored with food crowded into a restaurant in Berlin to try insects, but people in Belgium aren't too sure.(Restaurants and unusual menus, reading in detail, true or false, discussion, some/any, much/many and ordering a hamburger.)

Full Metal Spiders  View PDF
Scientists knew that fish often carry mercury but they now know that spiders can transfer mercury to foods that people eat.
Bugs, Bites and Parasites 948: :Bugs%2C%20Bites%20and%20Parasites  View PDF end: :tag
The tourist who got more than she bargained for on an overseas holiday and a cheap natural therapy for arthritis has been recommended by scientists - hirudo medicinalis, or more simply, leeches. (Arthritis and treatments, leeches, maggots, could for possibility, ability and requesting,reading for detail, guessing words by context, 'affect' and 'effect', medical vocabulary, dialog and essay writing.)
Spider Eyes  View PDF
Eye doctors at a hospital in England have discovered why a man's eye was sore - there were spider hairs in it. Doctors in Australia have removed a spider from a man's stomach after the spider burrowed in and lived there for 3 days. (Spiders, dangerous animals, pets, sequencing, reference words.)
Bee Ware  View PDF
Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting the spread of diseases that have wiped out populations in the northern hemisphere. (Bees, pollination, scientific experiments, because and because of, process descriptions.)