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  • It was in the first sentence!

    Read the passage again and notice how the whole passage is NOT about hating cockroaches, but it IS about how roaches can help humans.  Definitely notice that the main idea is not "it's about cockroaches."  That is too broad and vague.  That doesn't tell us anything worthwhile!  Watch out for that trap when you are asked questions.    That's like saying that the movie Divergent is about kids.  If you've seen the movie, you know it's about much more than that!

     

    Despite the hatred that most people feel toward cockroaches, they do help humans in several ways. For example, they are perfect experimental animals and are used for scientific research in the laboratory. Breeding them is easy, for they thrive under almost any conditions. In studies on nutrition and food, cockroaches are good subjects because they will eat any kind of food. They can be used to study heart disease, and cancer researchers work with roaches because they grow cancerous tumors like those that are found in humans.

     

    Let's see if you get it.  The next page is a quiz just like this last passage...

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