edHelper.com
Birds
Flyways, Not Freeways!



Flyways, Not Freeways!

A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cues, flyway, freeway, instinctive, seasonal, species, compass, longer, somehow, journey, clues, however, every, migrate, escape, certain


Print Flyways, Not Freeways!
     Print Flyways, Not Freeways!  (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 Flyways, Not Freeways!
     Leave your feedback on Flyways, Not Freeways!  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Flyways, Not Freeways!
By Erin Horner
  

1     Every spring and every fall many species of birds migrate. They fly from one part of the world to another. They do this for many reasons. Birds migrate to look for food. They also do it to escape cold weather. But how do birds migrate? How do they know where to fly? No one has ever seen a bird read a map, yet somehow these animals know where they are going!
 
2     Birds migrate along a flyway. They follow this special flight path. Migration seems to be triggered by nature's cues. As the days get longer or shorter, birds seem to instinctively know it's time to move.
 
3     Scientists aren't completely sure how birds know where to go. They think that birds may combine instinctive knowledge with .....
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Birds
             Birds



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

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 © 2011 edHelper