Chances are that your students have heard about monarch butterflies and other endangered species, but they may not know that the familiar honey bee has been troubled in recent years. Students can read this two-page informational article to learn about causes and effects of the decreasing honey bee population in the United States. After reading the article, students can complete a two-page worksheet that features various comprehension and text-dependent questions (this may also be used as an assessment). An answer key is included.
Please view the preview to see if the reading level of the text will match the needs of your students. While this article is most likely appropriate for middle school students, it may be a good fit for some fifth graders as well.
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