Action March 5, 2012 : Page-2

THE MAGAZINE THAT GETS TEENS READING INSIDE The Hunger Games Hollywood Scoop Titanic Readers Theater Play I Lived in a Truck True Teen Story 50 Cent: Don’t Be Like Me Character Education Sweet Drinks in School Debate A Living Miracle Gabrielle Giffords What’s in Your Glass? Reading Bar Graphs Action Online! Get 5 free skills pages at: scholastic.com /actionmag What’s IN THE NEWS 4 6 12 16 20 22 24 UFO HOTEL POSTAL INFORMATION SCHOLASTIC ACTION® (ISSN 0163-3570; in Canada, 2-c no. 9320) is published 14 times during the school year; monthly December, February, April, May; bi-weekly September, October, November, January, March, with the November issues published as a double issue by Scholastic Inc., 2931 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO 65102-3710. Periodical postage paid at Jefferson City, MO 65101 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTERS: Send notice of address changes to SCHOLASTIC ACTION, 2931 East McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO 65102. Printed in the U.S.A. That’s not a real flying saucer landing in a misty forest. It’s the newest room at a hotel in Sweden. The Treehotel has five rooms in all. Each one is a different kind of treehouse built high up in a forest. For example, one room looks like a bird’s nest. The UFO room opened last fall. To get into it, you climb up a ladder. Inside, the beds and chairs are decorated with stars and planets. The windows look like portholes on a spaceship. It may sound cool, but the UFO room isn’t cheap. For two people to stay there, it costs about $577 per night! CLICK HERE to bring Action magazine into my classroom 2 Scholastic Action | March 5, 2012 COVER: PHOTO BY MURRAY CLOSE © 2012 LIONSGATE; THIS PAGE: PETER LUNDSTROM WDO/REX USA Would you spend a night in this spaceship-shaped hotel room?

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UFO HOTEL <br /> <br /> That’s not a real flying saucer landing in a misty forest. It’s the newest room at a hotel in Sweden. The Treehotel has five rooms in all. Each one is a different kind of treehouse built high up in a forest. For example, one room looks like a bird’s nest.<br /> <br /> The UFO room opened last fall. To get into it, you climb up a ladder. Inside, the beds and chairs are decorated with stars and planets. The windows look like portholes on a spaceship. It may sound cool, but the UFO room isn’t cheap. For two people to stay there, it costs about $577 per night!<br /> <br /> BIRDS OF A SWEATER<br /> <br /> These penguins aren’t trying to be stylish. Their sweaters are for protection.<br /> <br /> Last fall, a ship spilled oil in the waters off the coast of New Zealand, where penguins live. People all over the world started knitting sweaters to help the birds. The sweaters kept penguins warm until workers could clean their feathers. The tiny outfits also kept the birds from trying to clean themselves and swallowing poisonous oil.<br /> <br /> MAIN IDEA<br /> <br /> Read the sentences below about “Birds of a Sweater.” Underline the main idea. Circle the supporting detail. Check the opinion.<br /> <br /> 1. Penguins look cuter in sweaters than dogs do.<br /> <br /> 2. Sweaters helped penguins survive an oil spill.<br /> <br /> 3. People all over the world made the tiny sweaters.<br /> <br /> WE’VE GOT A WINNER!<br /> <br /> Congratulations to Irvin Vargas, from Jasper, Texas! He is the winner of this year’s Action poetry contest. We loved Irvin’s acrostic poem about his favorite food, enchiladas.<br /> <br /> We received so many wonderful poems, it was hard to pick just one. So, we selected 10 more poems to be runners-up. Go to scholastic.com /actionmag to read them!

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