Animal Adaptations Reading Passages - Digital & Printable

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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I loved having this to help teach my students about animal adaptations as well as going over reading skills.


Are you ready to print and have students reading in a matter of minutes? Or do you need to use reading passages in a digital format for distance learning? This resource is the perfect answer! This set is all about animal adaptations.


This reading set is available in a PRINT-ONLY version:

The reading comprehension sheets with informational text are perfect in so many ways. You can print the pages or students will access the challenges in Google Drive through your Google Classroom!

This set features upper 3rd to fifth-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, comparing examples to passages, listing examples, and basic reading comprehension questions. The set also makes use of non-fiction text features. You will find bulleted lists, bold print words, parentheses, titles, subtitles, Venn diagrams, illustrations, and labels used in the reading passages or worksheets.

Specific topics of this resource are:

  • Selection 1- How Do They Survive? – in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 2- Can You See Me? - in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 3 – Do Animals Learn? - in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 4 – How Can We Protect Them? - in 2 reading levels
  • Newspaper Page- 3 articles with separate question page and 2 graphic organizers
  • Answer keys for all
  • Table of Contents listing levels, skills, Common Core standards, and non-fiction text features
  • Teacher's Guide with notes about reading levels, standards, organizations, and ideas for use
  • Terms of Use

The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging.

All answer keys are provided. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

THE RESOURCE - You will have 3 files.

File 1 - Animal Adaptations Printable

File 2 - Animal Adaptations Set A

File 3 - Animal Adaptations Set B

DIGITAL: To use this set you will add the file to your Google Drive. The teacher's guide has detailed directions if you are new to using this tool.

  • The digital sheets have text boxes that students will type responses on.
  • They may also need to drag and drop vocabulary words to match meanings or descriptions.

PRINTABLE: This set can be printed and used in several ways.

  • Email the pages to your students/parents to be printed.
  • Print the pages and assemble the set in an at-home packet.
  • Use the set in your classroom!

This reading set is available in a PRINT-ONLY version:

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49 pages
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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.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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