Strange... But True: Independent Reading Activity Pages

Truth can be stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to birds that build apartment houses, fish that last years without water, and other unusual animals. Kids will love reading about them and doing puzzles, word searches, mazes, and more. See Full Product Description.

Number of pages: 3 Subject: Independent Reading, Biology and Life Science, American History Grade: 3 - 5 Theme: Autumn Themes, October, Halloween, Animals Type: Learning Activities and Worksheets Author: Vicki Whiting File Size: 1.6 MB
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Mother Nature makes room for some wild and wacky animals—that kids will love learning about. This independent activity packet highlights some of the earth's strangest animals and their odd behavior.

While reading about baby geese that adopt non-goose parents, lungfish that live up to four years in hard-baked mud, and birds that collaborate on community housing, among others, children will have even more fun completing a variety of activities, including:

• finding differences between similar objects
• solving riddles
• a decoding puzzle
• a word search
• a maze

In the process, children will improve reading comprehension skills and also build science concepts and vocabulary.

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