Animal Adaptations Reading Passages

Animal Adaptations Reading Passages
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About this Product

• This product includes reading passages with text-based evidence comprehension questions.

• Comprehension questions probe lower, mid and higher order thinking.

• Reading passages align with my interactive notebook chapters.

• Reading passages can be used for close reading, one-on-one intervention, homework or sub work.

• Reading passages can be used as a "prelab" so to introduce students to the topic(s) of a SNAPs lab.

• Answer key included.

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• Download FREE Reading Passages to learn more about my reading passages

• Save 45% with the Life Science Complete Curriculum

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Topics Covered:

Passage #1: Types of Animals

Passage #2: Animal Needs

Passage #3: External Animal Parts

Passage #4: Types of Adaptations

Passage #5: Aquatic Animal Adaptations

Passage #6: Feeding Adaptations

Passage #7: Locomotion Adaptations

Passage #8: Body Covering Adaptations

Passage #9: Defense Adaptations

Passage #10: Winter Adaptations

Passage #11: Extreme Environment Adaptations

Passage #12: Instincts vs. Learned Behavior

Passage #13: Behavioral Adaptations Part 1

Passage #14: Behavioral Adaptations Part 2

Passage #15: Seasonal Behaviors

Passage #16: Life Cycle Adaptations

Passage #17: Animal Intelligence

Passage #18: Animal Communication

Passage #19: Thermoregulation

Passage #20: Endotherms vs. Ectotherms

Purchasing Individual Passages

Reading passages are sold a la carte at $2.00 per passage. You can find individual passages by clicking on the hyperlinks above. If you plan to purchase more than half of the reading passages from this resource, it is more economical to purchase the entire unit of passages rather than passages individually.


A colored shape code is denoted to help you differentiate concepts:

• Reading passages with a green circle cover basic ideas and understandings.

• Reading passages with a blue square cover intermediate ideas and understandings.

• Reading passages with a black diamond cover advanced ideas and understandings.


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