Précising: hamadryas baboon

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Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Remove any unnecessary information from the first passage to write a summary of the key points.

Challenge 2

Write a précis of the second passage in your own words by removing any unnecessary information and including only the key points.

Challenge 3

Watch the clip again. Use some of the words on the Word Wall to write a précis of the information given in the video. The original narration had about 164 words. Can you use just 50-60 in your précis?

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1) Hamadryas baboons belong to a group of monkeys known as the cheek-pouched monkeys, because they have compartments in their cheeks that stretch to store food.

2) Hamadryas baboons live in one-male units (OMU). There is a male leader and several females and their offspring in a OMU. Single males might join a OMU or they might live alone. OMUs join together to form bands and several bands join together to form a troop.

Word Wall

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