1. Write a short, three-paragraph report on the Amazon rain forest as follows:
• Paragraph 1: Write a description of the Amazon rain forest—definition of rain forest; characteristics; location and size of the Amazon rain forest.
• Paragraph 2: Write a description of the resources found in the Amazon rain forest—why is the rain forest so important?
• Paragraph 3: Write a description of the problems and threats the Amazon rain forest currently faces.
Each paragraph should begin with a topic sentence, include several supporting details, and end with a concluding sentence. You will be graded on both content and presentation (punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and grammar).