Animal Adaptations Informational Reading Comprehension Passages

Rated 4.84 out of 5, based on 176 reviews
176 Ratings
Science and STEAM Team
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
9 pages
List Price:
You Save:
List Price:
You Save:
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Science and STEAM Team
Easel Activity Included
This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete on any device.  Easel by TPT is free to use! Learn more.
Also included in
  1. This bundle contains two of our best-selling resources! Plant Adaptations and Informational Reading Passages and Animal Adaptation Informational Readings and Activities. There are ten informational reading passages about plant adaptations and ten informational passages about animal adaptations. The
    Price $20.00Original Price $29.00Save $9.00
  2. These science reading passage come with engaging reading comprehension activities. There are eight sets in all! Each resource has reading passages of different length and difficulty level making it easy to differentiate. There is also an activity for each set of passages that is sure to keep stude
    Price $28.80Original Price $47.95Save $19.15
  3. Do you need resources to teach your students about animal adaptations?Think about the time you didn't have something you needed. This bundle has it all. You can meet the needs of all your students. This resource includes posters, reading passages on different levels, and even a fun STEM project!❤️
    Price $20.00Original Price $35.20Save $15.20


  • 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.

❤️Click Here to Follow Us!

Related Resources

Animal Adaptations Informational Posters

Animal Adaptation Posters

Animal Adaptations Birds Differentiated Reading Passages

Animal Adaptations Mega Bundle

Animal Adaptations Informational Reading Passages in Black and White

How to get TpT credit to use towards future purchases:

Each time you give feedback, TpT gives you credit that you can use towards your future purchases.

Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


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.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up