This resource contains a non-fiction reading passage (one page - approx. 500 words) about the red fox, comprehension questions about the reading, and a color by number answer sheet for students to color based on their answers to the comprehension questions. Students LOVE color by number activities and will stay much more engaged in reading if their work includes coloring! I’ve had teachers from elementary to high school report that my color by number activities are loved by their students, and keep them much more engaged in learning than any traditional worksheet will do.
And this resource is perfect for those unexpected times when you need a lesson for a substitute teacher that is related to your topic of study but doesn’t require that the substitute have a background in science. It’s also a very useful resource for reading teachers who need high interest materials for upper elementary and middle school readers, or for high school students who are struggling readers.
I also have had teachers tell me that this reading passage works really well as a text to pair with the (fiction) book Pax by Sara Pennypacker.
The reading passage is on a sixth grade level. It focuses on the adaptations of the fox and compares the red fox to both cats and dogs. It also provides information about the red fox as an influence on the idioms of the English language. You can see excerpts from the reading material in the preview. I encourage you to take a minute to look at the preview so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not your students would be able to read and understand the passage.
Scientific vocabulary in the reading passage and questions includes:
Nocturnal, Diurnal, Crepuscular,
Omnivore, Carnivore, Herbivore
The color by number puzzle in this product is for personal use by one teacher with his or her students. It may not be used to create products for sale. It may not be distributed to any other person, either digitally or in printed form. Doing so would be a violation of copyright law.
If you would like the color-by-number puzzle for use in creating products for sale on Teachers Pay Teachers, you may purchase the commercial license version
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