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Spider or Insect?



Spider or Insect?
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.26

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     challenging words:    lasso, nids, spiderlings, thorax, picture, abdomen, lays, adult, bridges, glide, molt, eggs, several, ticks, silk, through
     content words:    Sandilya Theuerkauf


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Spider or Insect?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Picture by Sandilya Theuerkauf
 
2     Spiders are arachnids (ah RACK nids). They are related to ticks. Arachnids have eight legs. Most spiders have eight eyes, too. Spiders are NOT insects.
 
3     Insects only have six legs. Insects have three body parts. Insects have a head, a middle part called a thorax, and an abdomen. Spiders only have a head and an abdomen. Insects have antennae on their heads. Spiders do not.

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