Rhinoceroses: Rhinos have become victims of organized crime. In the wild, adult black or white rhinos have no predators except for humans. Rhinos are hunted and killed for their horns. The major demand for rhino horns is in Asia, where it is used in ornamental carvings and traditional medicine. Rhino horns are used as a cure for hangovers, cancer, and impotence. Their horns are not true horns; they are actually made of keratin—the same material that makes up hair and nails. Habitat loss is also a major threat to rhinos. As human populations rise and cities grow, logging, agriculture, roads, and settlements destroy rhino habitats.
The other night on the news, they showed Rhinoceroses- rhinos getting their horns sawed off to prevent poachers from killing the rhinos for their horns.
Sometimes removing the Rhinoceroses horn does not stop the poacher. They still kill the hornless rhino. Maybe out of vengeance or not knowing the rhino is hornless. In the tall grass, it is sometimes difficult to tell if the rhino’s horn has been removed. Other times, poaches will dig out the base of the horn that was left after the horn was sawed off. Rhino horns whether the full horn or just the base brings in a big profit for the poachers. As the number of rhinos diminishes, animal preserves are not only cutting off rhinos’ horns but also increasing the security around their parks.
I enjoy reading about animals. Some people have a favorite animal. One of my favorites is the polar bear. Fisher Hill has a reading comprehension series for Spanish-speaking teens and adult who want to learn English called English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker. In this six book workbook series, there are many information text articles about animals. Some articles are short and others are longer. Some of the animals covered are: snakes, seals, stingrays, hyenas, Komodo dragons, bees, sea turtles, mountain lions, bark beetles, crows, bald eagles, kittens, sharks, whales and polar bears. Each of the six workbooks in this series is made up of twenty lessons. Lessons include practice with fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonology and phonics. There is an answer key at the end of each lesson.
Reading comprehension is the goal of reading. Reading is an essential skill for jobs and daily life. Many people enjoy reading and say it is one of their favorite pastimes. Others read only when it is necessary. Whichever the case may be, everyone needs to know how to read. Learning to read comes more easily to some people than others. Most people need to be taught how to read. It is different from learning how to talk. Learning to read can be a very difficult for some people, but with practice, most everyone can learn how to read.
Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there’s lots of pictures but the content is for adults. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go! There’s an answer key at the the end of each lesson and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker series for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.