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Parasitic Worms Critical Reading | Printable and Digital Distance Learning

Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
18 pages
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  1. This bundle Includes everything you need to teach a unit on Phylum Platyhelminthes and Phylum Nematoda to your life science or biology students. Many of the resources are available in BOTH printable and digital formats. The bundle contains a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation, lecture notes for the te
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This resource includes an informational text reading on parasitic worms that can be used in your units on the phyla Platyhelminthes and Nematoda. Students will read the included article, “Uninvited Guests: The Horror of Parasitic Worms in Humans.” Students will complete a 4-page worksheet consisting of 26 questions that can be answered from the information in the article. Choose to use the traditional printable version, or the paperless, digital Google Apps version.

No prior instruction is needed to complete this activity.

This resource is perfect for distance learning and for students in 1:1 classrooms.

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What’s included in this resource?

  • Printable (Not editable) 3-page informational text article on the parasitic worms that infect humans.
  • Printable (Editable) 4-page student worksheet. 26 Questions are answered as the article is read.
  • Complete Teacher Guide and Answer Key
  • Paperless digital version for use in Google Drive, Google Classroom, and/or Microsoft OneDrive. (Not Editable)
  • User Guide for Google Apps

What is the article about?

This activity is an informational text/critical reading passage on some of the worst parasitic worms that plague human populations. The article includes facts and information about:

  • River Blindness
  • Elephantiasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Filarial Worms
  • Guinea Worms
  • Schistosomes
  • Tapeworms
  • Pinworms
  • Eradication Programs

More Information:

  • This activity is designed for biology or life science students in grades 8 - 12.
  • Can be used during your Invertebrate units on the phyla Platyhelminthes and Nematoda, or just as a critical reading activity. No prior instruction is needed to complete this activity.
  • Students read an informational text passage on parasitic worms in humans and answer 26 analysis and comprehension questions.
  • Perfect for classwork or homework! Great additional to your Sub Folder.
  • Perfect for 1:1 Classrooms and Distance Learning

Related Resources Include:

Platyhelminthes and Nematoda PowerPoint and Notes Set

Flatworms and Roundworms Task Cards

Quiz Set of 3: Flatworms and Roundworms

3 Homework Assignments for Flatworms and Roundworms

Invertebrate Phyla Card Sort Game

Test: Flatworms and Roundworms

Slide Lab: Flatworms and Roundworms

Platyhelminthes and Nematoda Warm Ups and/or Interactive Notebook Pages

Lab: Observing Live Planaria

Flatworm and Roundworm Jeopardy Review Games Set of 3

Flatworm and Roundworm Crossword Puzzle

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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.


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