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Pokmon,WhereAreYou?

BeforeReadingPoll

Anewgamehaspeoplewalkingaroundoutside.Theyusetheirsmartphonestolookforgamepieces.Thegameis
helpingsomepeoplegetmoreexercise.Butotherpeoplehavegottenhurtplayingthegame.Whatdoyouthink?

It'sbettertobesafethansorry.

Agree

Disagree

Explainwhyyouvotedthewayyoudid.
Ithinkthathecanbeharmfultospendhourstobeplayedonhissmartphone,andinmoreit
preventstheinterpersonalrelations.

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Article

DARWIN,Australia(Achieve3000,August5,2016).Haveyoubeen
seeinglotsofsmall,brightlycoloredcreatures?Youprobablyhaveif
you'vebeenplayingPokmonGO.It'sanewdigitalgamebasedonthe
JapanesecartoonseriesandvideogamePokmon.Thenewgamecame
outforbothiPhoneandAndroiddevicesonJuly6,2016.Itwasfirst
availableintheU.S.,Australia,andNewZealand.Withinthefirstweekof
itsrelease,ithadbecomeApple'smostdownloadedappofalltime.Within
amonth,PokmonGOhadbeenreleasedinmorethan70countries.

Toplay,usersfirstcreateanavatar.Theythenneedtogetmoving.They
headoutintotherealworldtofindandcatchonlineanimatedPokmon. Photocredit:APPhoto/Richard
Therearemorethan100ofthe"pocketmonsters."PokBallscanbe Vogel
foundatPokStops.Inthegame,usersflingtheballsatthePokmonto
ThisisthenewPokmonGOgame,
capturethem.Then,userslevelupandjoinateam.Theymeetother shownonacellphone.Thegameis
playersatrealworldlocationscalled"Gyms."There,playersbattleone verypopular,butplayerssometimes
anotherinthegametoseewhosePokmonwillwin. gethurtastheywanderaroundin
searchofdigitalmonsters.

Thegamehasbecomepopulararoundtheglobe.Perhapsthebestpartof
thegameisthatitgetsplayersoutintothephysicalworld.Thegameusesasmartphone'sGPStodirectplayersto
landmarks.ThegamethenshowsthePokmononthesmartphone.PartofthethrillofPokmonGOisthatnoone
knowswherethecreatureswillappearnext.

Asidefromthethrillofthechase,thegamehasotherbenefitsaswell.Fanssaythattheyaregettingmoreexercise
thanusual.Someproudlyboastabouthowmuchthey'vewalkedorevenhowmuchweightthey'velostwhilelookingfor
Pokmon.Playerscanalsolearnabouthistoricallandmarks.Digitalsignpostswhichappearontheplayer'sphone
describetheimportanceofthelandmarks.Andplayersaremeetingoneanotherfacetoface.

Butsomesaythegamecancausehealthproblems.Peoplehavefallendownwhilewanderingaroundandlookingdown
attheirsmartphonescreens.Someplayershaveevenbeeninjuredafterrunningintodoorsortrees.IntheU.S.,one
playerinMainetwistedherankle.AnotherplayerinNorthCarolinagotabruisedshinaftertrippingoveradoorstop.

Thegamehasledtootherproblems,aswell.SincethePokmoncouldshowupanywhere,somepeoplehavebeen
goingplacestheyshouldn't,suchasprivateproperty.OnemaninNewJerseysaidthatpeoplewereoutsideofhis
hometryingtocatchPokmoninhisyard.HeplannedtogotocourttokeepPokmonGOplayersoffhislawn.

PoliceinDarwin,Australia,askedplayersnottoentertheirstation.It'saPokStopinthegame.

"Youdon'tactuallyhavetostepinsideinordertogainthe[PokBalls],"thepolicedepartmentwroteonitsFacebook
page.

J.C.Smith,whoworksforThePokmonCompany,saidthatthecompanywasupdatingthegame.Hesaidthegame
wouldstillbefunforplayers,butitwouldalsorespecttherealworld.Thecompanyalsoplannedtoimprovethegame
overtimetomakesureitstayspopular.

ThegamewasdevelopedbyNianticLabs.JohnHanke,whomanagesthecompany,saidthatfutureversionsofthe
gamecouldincludetheadditionofmorePokmoncharacters.Healsosaidthatanupdateallowingplayerstotrade
Pokmonwas"atthetopofour[todo]list."

"PokmonGO[isagame]weexpecttorunforyears,"hesaid.

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TheAssociatedPresscontributedtothisstory.

Dictionary

avatar(noun)apictureontheInternetthatstandsforapersonwhoisonline

digital(adjective)havingtodowithsoundandpicturesthatareeasilyreadbycomputersandnewTVs

GPS(noun)atoolthatcanbeusedtofindpeopleorthingsanywhereonEarth

injure(verb)tohurtsomethingorsomeone

landmark(noun)animportantbuildingorplace

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Activity

PART1

Question1

BasedontheArticle,whichbestreplacesthequestionmarkinthediagramabove?

PokmonGOofferssomebenefits,butthegamehasalsoledtoanassortmentofproblems.

PokmonGOplayerscanmeetoneanotherfacetoface.

AmaninNewJerseysaidheplanstogotocourttokeepPokmonGOplayersoffhislawn.

SomepeoplehavelostweightplayingPokmonGO.

Question2
IntheArticle,JohnHankesaid:

"PokmonGO[isagame]weexpecttorunforyears."

WhydidtheauthorincludethesentenceaboveintheArticle?

ToshowthatHankethinkstheplannedupdateswillhelpthegamestaypopular

ToshowthatHankethinkssmartphoneswillkeepworkingforalongtime

ToprovethatthegamedeservestoremainApple'smostdownloadedapp

TopersuademorepeopletodownloadApple'spopularapp

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Question3
Whichistheclosestsynonymforthewordinjure?

Interrupt

Harm

Suspect

Bore

Question4
AccordingtotheArticle,whatisonereasonwhyThePokmonCompanyplanstoupdatethegame?

Someplayershavebeenboastingabouttheamountofweightthey'velost.

SomeplayershavebeenchasingPokmoninplacesthattheyshouldn't.

Someplayershavebeenbattlingoneanotheratrealworldlocations.

Someplayershavebeenmeetingoneanotherfacetoface.

Question5
ThereadercantellfromtheArticlethat__________.

Itdidn'ttakelongtodevelopPokmonGObeforeitwasreleased.

DevelopersthinkplayerswillbeexcitedabouttradingPokmon.

MostplayersplaythegameusingAndroiddevices.

Mostplayersonlyplaythegameathome,forsafetyreasons.

Question6
TheArticlestates:
Asidefromthethrillofthechase,thegamehasotherbenefitsaswell.Fanssaythattheyaregettingmore
exercisethanusual.

Whichwouldbetheclosestsynonymforthewordbenefits,asitisusedabove?

Advantages

Updates

Differences

Goals

Question7

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WhichstatementfromtheArticlebestsupportstheideathatsomePokmonGOusersforgetallabouttheirrealworld
surroundings?

ThegamethenshowsthePokmononthesmartphone.

Theymeetotherplayersatrealworldlocationscalled"Gyms."

TheyheadoutintotherealworldtofindandcatchonlineanimatedPokmon.

Peoplehavefallendownwhilewanderingaroundandlookingdownattheirsmartphonescreens.

Question8
BasedontheArticle,whichismostlikelytohappen?

UpdatestothegamewillfirstbeavailabletoplayersinAustralia.

Updatestothegamewilltrytomakesurepolicestationsaren'tPokStops.

UpdatestothegamewillprobablyaddmoreprivatelawnsasPokStops.

Updatestothegamewilltrytokeepplayersfrommeetingoneanotherinperson.

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RESULTS

Activity First Second


Try Try

1.

BasedontheArticle,whichbestreplacesthequestionmarkinthediagramabove?
()

2. IntheArticle,JohnHankesaid:
"PokmonGO[isagame]weexpecttorunforyears."

WhydidtheauthorincludethesentenceaboveintheArticle?
()

3. Whichistheclosestsynonymforthewordinjure?
()

4. AccordingtotheArticle,whatisonereasonwhyThePokmonCompanyplanstoupdateth
egame?
()

5. ThereadercantellfromtheArticlethat__________.
()

6. TheArticlestates:
Asidefromthethrillofthechase,thegamehasotherbenefitsaswell.Fanss
aythattheyaregettingmoreexercisethanusual.

Whichwouldbetheclosestsynonymforthewordbenefits,asitisusedabove?
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7. WhichstatementfromtheArticlebestsupportstheideathatsomePokmonGOusersforg
etallabouttheirrealworldsurroundings?
()

8. BasedontheArticle,whichismostlikelytohappen?
()

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AfterReadingPoll

Nowthatyouhavereadthearticle,indicatewhetheryouagreeordisagreewiththisstatement.

It'sbettertobesafethansorry.

Agree

Disagree

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ThoughtQuestion

DescribethenewPokmonGOgame.Doyouthinkthistypeofgameisagoodidea?Why,orwhynot?Supportyour
answerwithfactsanddetailsfromtheArticle.

Typeyouranswerintheboxbelow.

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Math

PART1

SupposethataPokBallinthegameofPokmonGOwouldbethesizeofagolfballintherealworld.Agolfballhasa
diameterofabout42.67millimeters.WhatistheapproximatecircumferenceofaPokBallincentimeters?Roundyour
answertothenearesttenthofacentimeter.

C=dwhereCisthecircumferenceofacircle,isabout3.14,anddisdiameter.

1centimeter=10millimeters

134centimeters

6.7centimeters

67centimeters

13.4centimeters

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StretchArticle

DARWIN,Australia(Achieve3000,August5,2016).Yourworldmayhave
justbeeninvadedbysmall,brightlycoloredcreatures.Butit'snotanalien
invasionfromMars.It'sanewgamecalledPokmonGO.It'sbasedon
thepopularJapaneseanimatedseriesandvideogamePokmon.Thenew
gamemadeitsdebutforbothiPhoneandAndroiddevicesonJuly6,2016.
WithinthefirstweekofitsreleaseintheUnitedStates,Australia,andNew
Zealand,ithadbecomeApple'smostdownloadedappofalltime.Withina
month,PokmonGOhadbeenreleasedinover70countries,from
BarbadostoBulgariaandfromNicaraguatoNorway.

Toplay,usersfirstcreateanavatar.Theythenneedtogetmoving, Photocredit:APPhoto/Richard
headingoutintotherealworldonaquesttofindandcatchmorethan100 Vogel
onlineanimatedPokmon,or"pocketmonsters."PokBalls,whichcan
ThisisthenewPokmonGOgame,
befoundatPokStops,arewhatusersvirtuallyflingatthePokmonto displayedonacellphone.The
capturethemfortraining.Then,userslevelup,joinateam,andmeet gameisverypopular,butplayers
otherplayersatrealworldlocationscalled"Gyms"wheretheybattle sometimesgethurtastheywander
oneanotherinthegametoseewhosePokmonwillwin. around,eyesgluedtotheir
smartphonescreens,insearchof
digitalmonsters.
Thegamehasbecomepopulararoundtheglobe.Legionsofdedicated
fansaredoingeverythingtheycantocapturePokmon.Perhapsthemainattractionofthegameisthewayitgets
playersoutintothephysicalworld.Thegameusesasmartphone'sGPScapabilitiestodirectplayerstoprominentreal
worldlocations.FansmayendupatartmuseumsandhistoricalmonumentsthathavebeendedicatedasPokStops
orGyms.ThegamecanthenputtheanimatedPokmonontoanimageoftheuser'ssurroundingsthat'sbeencaptured
byhisorhersmartphonecamera.PartofthethrillofPokmonGOisthatnooneknowswherethecreatureswill
appearnext.ZubatsandParashaveappearedonparkbenches.Caterpieshavebeenspottedonstreetcorners.

Asidefromthethrillofthechase,thegamehasotherperksaswell.Playerscanlearnmoreaboutthehistorical
landmarksusedinthegame.Digitalsignpostswhichappearontheplayer'sphonedescribethesignificanceof
theselandmarksintherealworld.Andplayersareactuallymeetingfacetoface,despitethefactthattheyarriveat
nearbyhighschools,watertowers,andmuseumswhilestaringattheirsmartphonescreens.

Fanssaythattheygetmoreexercisethanusual.That'sbecausetheychasearoundtheircity'sstreetsandclamber
overobstaclestocapturerarePokmon.Someplayershavecomplainedofsoremuscles.Othersproudlyboastabout
howmuchthey'vewalkedorevenhowmuchweightthey'velostwhilepursuingPokmon.

Butsomesaythegamecanbeharmfultoplayers'health.Peoplehavereportedwipingoutinavarietyofwaysasthey
wandertherealworldeyesgluedtotheirsmartphonescreensinsearchofdigitalmonsters.Thishasledsome
playerstosustainwoundsinpursuitofavaluedcatch.Ankleinjuries,accidentswithrevolvingdoors,andwalkinginto
treeshavebeenamongthepainfulresults.IntheU.S.,oneplayerinMainetwistedherankle.AnotherplayerinNorth
Carolinagotabruisedshinaftertrippingoveradoorstop.

Thewildlypopulargamehasledtoanassortmentofotherproblems,aswell.SincethePokmonarerandomly
distributed,somepeoplehavebeenchasingthemininappropriateplaces,suchasthroughcemeteriesoronprivate
property.OnemaninNewJerseysaidthatstrangersbeganlingeringoutsideofhishometryingtocatchvirtual
Pokmoninhisbackyard.HeplannedtogotocourttokeepPokmonGOplayersoffhislawn.

PoliceinDarwin,Australia,evenaskedplayersnottoentertheirstation,whichisaPokStopinthegame.

"Youdon'tactuallyhavetostepinsideinordertogainthe[PokBalls],"thepolicedepartmentadvisedonits
Facebookpage.

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Inresponse,J.C.Smith,whoworksforThePokmonCompany,saidthatthecompanywasupdatingthegamesoit
wouldremainfunforplayerswhilerespectingtherealworld.Thecompanyalsoplannedtoimprovethegamingoptions
toensurethatthegame'spopularitywouldnotfadewithtime.

ThegamewasdevelopedbyNianticLabs.Thecompany'sCEO,JohnHanke,saidthatfutureversionsofthegame
couldincludecustomizablePokStopsandtheadditionofmorePokmoncharacters.Healsosaidthatanupdate
allowingplayerstotradePokmonwas"atthetopofourprioritylist."

"PokmonGO[isagame]weexpecttorunforyears,"hesaid."We'regoingtocontinuetoinvestinthatway."

TheAssociatedPresscontributedtothisstory.

Dictionary

invest(verb)toputmoneyintosomethinginthehopesthatitwillgrowinvalue

randomly(adverb)doneinawaythatwasnotplanned

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StretchActivity

PART1

Question1
ThebestalternateheadlineforthisArticlewouldbe__________.

PokmonGOFansMeetUpatMuseumsandMonuments

PokmonGOSoonToBeUpdatedbyNianticLabs

PokmonGOPlayersDiscoverGame'sPerksandDangers

PokmonGOGameUtilizesaSmartphone'sCamera

Question2
TheauthorprobablywrotethisArticleinorderto__________.

ExplainwhyPokmonGOisbothpraisedandcriticized

HintthatPokmonGOisanaffordableweightlosstool

WarnPokmonGOplayerstoavoidprivateproperty

SuggestthatPokmonGOshouldbepulledfromtheappstore

Question3
Whichistheclosestantonymforthewordrandomly?

Carefully

Remarkably

Swiftly

Disturbingly

Question4
WhatcauseandeffectrelationshipisdescribedinthisArticle?

BecausenooneknowswherePokmoncreatureswillappearnext,historicallandmarkshavebeen
includedinthegame.
BecausesomepeopleweretryingtocatchPokmoninahomeowner'sbackyard,theareapolice
departmentpostedanadvisoryonitsFacebookpage.
BecausesomePokmonGOplayerswanderedaroundwiththeireyesgluedtotheirphone
screens,someofthemsustainedinjurieswhileplayingthegame.
BecausePokmonGOhasbecomeaglobalobsession,thegamenowusesasmartphone'sGPS
capabilitiestodirectplayerstocertainlocations.

Question5

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ThereadercaninferfromtheArticlethat__________.

MostpolicestationswillaskThePokmonCompanytointentionallydistributevirtualPokmon
charactersintheirbuildings.
UpdatingthePokmonGOgamesothatuserscantradetheirPokmonwillincrease
communicationamongplayers.
CaterpieswillsoonberemovedascharactersinthePokmonGOgamebecauseit'stoodifficultto
catchthemonstreetcorners.
MostPokmonGOplayerswilldecidetoplaythegameonlyathomeduetotheriskofinjury
fromwalkingandlookingatasmartphone.

Question6
TheArticlestates:

Thecompanyalsoplannedtoimprovethegamingoptionstoensurethatthegame'spopularitywouldnot
fadewithtime.

Whichwouldbetheclosestsynonymforthewordfade,asitisusedabove?

Vary

Skyrocket

Decline

Sustain

Question7
WhichpassagefromtheArticlebestsupportstheopinionthatPokmonGOhassocialbenefits?

PartofthethrillofPokmonGOisthatnooneknowswherethecreatureswillappearnext.Zubats
andParashaveappearedonparkbenches.
Inresponse,J.C.Smith,whoworksforThePokmonCompany,saidthatthecompanywas
updatingthegamesoitwouldremainfunforplayerswhilerespectingtherealworld.
Othersproudlyboastabouthowmuchthey'vewalkedorevenhowmuchweightthey'velost
whilepursuingPokmon.
Then,userslevelup,joinateam,andmeetotherplayersatrealworldlocationscalled
"Gyms"wheretheybattleoneanotherinthegametoseewhosePokmonwillwin.

Question8
BasedoninformationintheArticle,thereadercanpredictthat__________.

DeveloperswillmonitortheplacementofPokmontokeepplayersfromwanderingaround
inappropriateplaces.
NianticLabswillcoverallmedicalexpensesforpeoplewhoareinjuredwhileplayingPokmon
GO.
DeveloperswilldisabletheGPSfeatureinPokmonGOtoencourageplayerstoutilizepaper
maps.
UpdatestothegamewillfirstbemadeavailabletoplayersinNewZealandandtheUnitedStates.

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