edHelper.com
Animal Themes
Invertebrates
Oceans
Bristle Worms



Bristle Worms
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.88

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    phylum, majority, assortment, errant, well-developed, chaetae, Clamworms, clitellata, fanworms, fireworms, free-living, Lugworms, paddle-like, parapodia, parapodium, polychaeta


Print Bristle Worms
     Print Bristle Worms  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Bristle Worms
     Leave your feedback on Bristle Worms  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Bristle Worms   

1     Bristle worms are close relatives of earthworms. They both belong to the same invertebrate phylum of annelids or segmented worms, albeit in two separate classes. Bristle worms make up the class of polychaeta, whereas earthworms form the class of clitellata. With over 8,000 species, polychaeta is, in fact, the biggest class in the phylum.
 
2     Also called polychaetes (pronounced "po-LI-kee-tes"), bristle worms live exclusively underwater. While the majority of them dwell in seas, some live in fresh or brackish water. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Some have long, slender bodies. Some are short and broad. Some have brightly colored outfits. Some prefer dull costumes. Some grow more than nine feet long. Some are not even an inch long.
 
3     Well, given the vast number of species the polychaeta class has, such assortment should not come as a surprise. Of course, despite the differences, there are common features that all bristle worms share.

Paragraphs 4 to 7:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Animal Themes
             Animal Themes


Invertebrates
             Invertebrates


Oceans
             Oceans



Animals
    Amphibians  
 
    Birds  
 
    Deserts  
 
    Fish  
 
    Freshwater  
 
    Grasslands  
 
    Insects  
 
 
    Invertebrates  
 
    Mammals  
 
    Oceans  
 
    Polar Regions  
 
    Rain Forest  
 
    Reptiles  
 


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States
Education
Teaching

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2014 edHelper