This passage is at the 3rd grade reading level.
The simple black font (Arial size 14) and 1.15 line spacing ensure that the reading can be enjoyed by those with visual sensitivities. The reading is packed with fun facts and written engagingly to keep readers' attention. Pronunciation help is provided next to the 2 challenging content words ( metamorphosis and chrysalis ) to prevent guessing.
The reading is suitable for decoding/fluency practice, a science unit, or reading comprehension practice.
This file contains no photos, so as to not exhaust purchasers' ink supplies. You can easily print out photos that match the story if you so choose- or even better, show photos on a large screen that allows for zooming in.