The Wolves of Yellowstone National Park
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by Kristen Mace
| 7 Questions
Note from the author:
ISTEP Prep to help students practice using evidence and writing in RACES format.
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How has the reintroduction of wolves benefited eagles?
by reducing the number of hawks competing for prey
by allowing more cottonwoods to survive
by killing small animals competing for prey
by reducing the number of coyotes competing for prey
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Wolves leave some meat behind. Which idea does this detail support?
Wolf kills feed other animals.
Wolves hunt in packs.
So far, the packs have hunted mostly elk.
Wolf packs are changing the landscape.
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What is the author's purpose for writing the article?
to tell how the early settlers felt about wolves
to explain the effects of wolves being reintroduced to Yellowstone
to describe the various animals that live in Yellowstone
to convince others that wolf hunting should be illegal
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1
Using context clues in the article, what does the word scavenger mean?
A bird of prey
To bring something into existence again
A result of an action
Animals that feed on the flesh of dead animals
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1
Using context clues in the article, what does the word reintroduce mean?
A bird of prey
To bring something into existence again
A result of an action
Animals that feed on the flesh of dead animals
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Using context clues in the article, what does the word consequence mean?
A bird of prey
To bring something into existence again
A result of an action
Animals that feed on the flesh of dead animal
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Do you think restoring wolves to Yellowstone was a good idea?

Write 3-5 sentences expressing your opinion in RACES format. Support your opinion with details and examples from the text.
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