Elephants know the voices of their enemies

An African elephant listens carefully. Elephants can tell which humans might be dangerous to them. (Photo courtesy of Karen McComb)

An African elephant listens carefully.
Elephants can tell which humans might be dangerous to them.
(Photo courtesy of Karen McComb)

Level 3
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson

Can you recognize different languages?
Do you say, “Oh, that sounds like Spanish,”
or “That sounds like French.”
Can you do it
when you do not understand the words?
Elephants can!

Listen to the story Elephants know the voices of their enemies. Reading by Nila Gopaul-Level 3

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Why can’t girls play baseball?

South Vancouver Little League team wins the Canadian championship. Photo courtesy of Connie Mah.

South Vancouver Little League team wins the Canadian championship.
Photo courtesy of Connie Mah

A girl from Vancouver becomes part of history.

Adapted from The Province by Nancy Carson
Level 2

South Vancouver’s Little League
baseball team was in the U.S.
for two weeks this summer.

The team won the Canadian
championships in Quebec,
in early August.

So, they won the chance to go to
the Little League World Series.
The series is always in the U.S.

Someone unusual
People at the series closely watched
one Vancouver player, Emma March.
They watched an American girl, too.
Why? Emma and Mo’ne Davis,
are only the 17th and 18th girls
to play in the series in 68 years!

Take a look at these Little League players in action:

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Listen to the story Why can’t girls play baseball? – Level 2 
Reading by: Corey Muench

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Monkey business: A monkey selfie starts a fight

A monkey grabbed a camera from a photographer and took this selfie./WIKIMEDIA

A monkey grabbed a camera from a photographer and took this selfie.
WIKIMEDIA

Adapted from CBCnews by Nancy Carson
Level 1

Everyone knows what a selfie is.
It is a photo you take of yourself.
Teenagers take many selfies.
President Obama and the Pope
took selfies.
Some animals take selfies –
if they can touch a camera.

Illustration of selfie by Nola Johnston

Illustration of selfie by Nola Johnston

A nature photographer
David Slater takes photographs.
He photographs life in nature.
In 2011, he travelled to Indonesia.
He took photos of monkeys.

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