Combine reading, writing, and math in an animal study about Bengal Tigers! This four-page activity involves reading a nonfiction passage about tigers and then answering questions. Students are prompted to go back to the text and highlight or underline where they found the answer (or a clue for the answer, in the case of an inference). Students answer questions about vocabulary that was presented in the passage, as well as fill in missing information on a graphic organizer. They also are asked to make a comparison between tigers and other cats and make a prediction of what will happen to tigers if deforestation continues.
On the third page, students learn more about different species of tigers with a bar graph that compares the weights of Bengal Tigers, Malayan Tigers, South China Tigers, and Indochinese Tigers. They answer questions about the graph such as "Which tigers weigh more than 400 pounds?" They also solve problems that ask them to determine the difference in the weight of two tigers, and how much two tigers would weigh altogether.
Finally, on the fourth page, students write a brief persuasive paragraph about saving tigers. A four-square graphic organizer is included for students to plan out their writing. Questions are given to prompt ideas for struggling students.
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