Marsupials Science Article | Adaptations Reading Passage | 4th Grade 5th Grade

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4th - 6th
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Let's read to learn! This 2-page science article explains different types of marsupials and their habitats. 11 comprehension questions are included.


Use during your habitats or mammals unit to teach students about these very special mammals, their adaptations, and their habitats.

Comprehension Skills

The questions require students to look back at the text, make inferences and connections, determine the meaning of domain-specific vocabulary, identify text structure, refer to text features, find the main idea, and truly understand the material presented in the article.

  • 9 multiple choice
  • 1 multi-select
  • 1 short answer


Product Notes

1. This file is included in the 5th Grade Science Bundle {Texas Edition} and 4th Grade Science Bundle {Texas Edition}.

2. This resource is not editable.

3. Answer Key is included.

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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