Animal Adaptations - Fully editable, Science Reading Comprehension Activity - Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) as well as older students with lower developed learning levels. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting and open-ended varieties.
This reading is perfect for an extension activity, substitute plans or literacy practice and hits on the following Common Core Standards:
The reading looks at:
- What are adaptations
- The different types of adaptations
- Structural adaptations
- Physiological adaptations
- Behavioral adaptations
- Examples of adaptations
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The article is divided into easily understood sections which clearly describe the topic in a manner that can be understood by your grade 5-7 student as well as older students with less developed literacy skills. Along with elementary and middle school students, these readings have been used to great success with high school English language learners and students with learning difficulties.
The article contains a word bank of more complex terms which are highlighted on each page along with fun fact boxes and pictures which stand out and grab the attention of young readers.
The Problems You Face
- Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.
- Some students work faster than others and you would like an interesting extension activity for your faster-moving students to keep them learning and engaged.
This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:
• introduce your topic
• improve your students literacy skills
• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills
• improve your students analysis skills
• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace
• provide extra credit to students in need
• measure your students literacy skills
Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.