Animal Adaptations Informational Reading Comprehension Passages

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  • Are you looking for an NGSS-aligned resource to teach about animal adaptation?
  • This best-selling resource contains five informational reading passages about animal adaptations.
  • It is also available for use in the Google Classroom™.

☀️ Animal Adaptations Non-Fiction Texts and Activities for Use with Google Slides™

  • This highly engaging resource was made for the NGSS 3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics.
  • It covers the following animals in the following ecosystems:

Collared Lizard - desert

Clownfish - ocean

Arctic Fox - arctic tundra

Blue Heron - wetlands

Yellow Jacket - temperate forest

  • The passages were written with third graders in mind, but the information is very interesting and complex and would be useful for upper grades as well. Even I learned things while researching the adaptations! There is a tips sheet for teachers and two recording sheets (differentiated) for students on which they can note the adaptations that their given animal has in order to survive in its ecosystem.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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