SURVEY Before you begin reading an assignment, take a few minutes to survey the entire assignment. A quick overview Surveying gives you a quick overview of what you’ll be reading. To survey an assignment, do the following: u Read the title, section headings, and everything in bold and italic print. u Look at the pictures, graphs, and charts. u Read the introduction, summary, and review questions. To survey the above, look at the picture, read the title, the section heading, and the highlighted text. A deadly creature Found in the rainforests of Central and South America, poison dart frogs are small, but they can be very deadly. Measuring only about an inch long, their skin can secrete some of the most toxic chemicals known to man. For exam- ple, the tiny Golden Poison Dart Frog has enough poison in its skin to kill 10 men. These amphibians are called “dart frogs” because, for centuries, South American Indians have used their toxic secretions to poison the tips of their blow darts and ar- rows. A strike from a poisoned dart tip will quickly kill the birds and monkeys the Indians hunt. The Poison Dart Frog The Poison A deadly creature amphibians some of the most toxic chemicals known to man Found in the rainforests of Central and South America, their skin can secrete Dart Frog