The Thing About Jellyfish - Part Three: Background — Dumb Old Words Summary & Analysis

Ali Benjamin
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Summary

In the section “Background” Suzy uses Mrs. Turton’s words to explain that the background portion of a research project describes why the research is important.

In “Early Life” Suzy describes the longevity of jellyfish. They have survived five mass extinctions and have been in existence at least 600 million years. She concludes they are the bridge from the world of the past to the present world. They are survivors.

In “How to Have a Friend” Suzy writes about a sleepover where she and Franny are supposed to stay at Suzy’s house but go to Franny’s because Franny got scared. Suzy likes Franny despite her faults. She remembers how upset Franny had been when Aubrey LaValley had told the class out loud that Franny wasn’t pretty or smart. Suzy had been the one to cheer Franny up...

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