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A deadly disease is sweeping across North America and killing millions of
bats. The disease is called white-nose syndrome (WNS), and it is caused by a
_ _ _________________________________ that was likely brought here by humans from
Europe or Asia. WNS disrupts the hibernation cycle of bats and causes them to
wake up more often than they should. This causes _________________________________
___________________. So far, white-nose syndrome has spread to______________________
_______________________________________________________________ and has killed _ _ ________
_______________________________________________________________. Several species of bats
are now threatened or endangered.
Throughout history, many humans have feared bats and seen them as pests.
But in reality, bats are extraordinary animals that play an important role in the
environment. Without bats, ____________________________________________________________
Because of this, scientists, conservationists, and bat rehabbers are ______________
____________________________. Scientists say the best thing we can do to help bats is
An objective summary is a short statement or paragraph that tells what an article or a story is about.
It does not include unimportant details or the opinions of the person writing it.
Directions: Follow the prompts in the margins to complete the summary of “ Stalking the Bat Killer.”
Name: ___________________________________________________ Date: ________________________
Core Skills Workout: Summarizing—LL
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