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Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     The Giant Panda (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Hawaiian Monk Seals (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Siberian Tigers (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Not If I Can Help It! (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Galapagos Giant Tortoises (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Leatherback Sea Turtles (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     The Florida Panther (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Short Readers
     The Addax (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Bumblebee Bat (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     If You Give a Manatee a Cookie... (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Bengal Tiger (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Are You a Gorilla? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     African Elephants (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Snow Leopard (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Sharks (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     The Kiwi (Short Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Gorillas (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Orangutans (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Key Deer (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     California Condors (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Tuatara (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Endangered Is Not Extinct...Let's Keep It That Way! (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Endangered Animals (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     The Wolf (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     Axolotls (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     Bengal Tigers (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     A Lost World Found (Short Reader; Grades 7-9 Readability)

     Panda gigante (grades 3-5)
     Tigre de Bengala (grades 3-5)
     Los Kiwis (grades 3-6)
     Los gorilas (grades 4-6)

Endangered Animals Draw the Picture
            Draw the Picture - Endangered Animals

Reading Comprehensions
     Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla (Grades 1-3)
     Keith and the Otter Brothers (Grades 1-3)
     Keith and the Tiger Tragedy (Grades 1-3)
     Keith Interviews His Dog's Cousin (Grades 1-3)
     Keith Interviews a Dragon (Grades 1-3)
     Keith Interviews Carla Condor (Grades 1-3)
     Keith Interviews Chad, the Blue Whale (Grades 1-3)
     Keith Interviews Miguel, the Brown Spider Monkey (Grades 1-3)
     Keith Interviews Ana, the Imperial Amazon Parrot (Grades 1-3)
     Keith Interviews Jimmy, the Loggerhead Turtle (Grades 1-3)
     Keith Interviews Mei, the Giant Panda (Grades 1-3)
     Mermaids (Grades 1-3)
     What Has Feathers, but Cannot Fly? (Grades 1-3)
     Special Goslings (Grades 2-3)
     Manatee Life (Grades 3-5)
     A Letter from Laysan (Grades 3-5)
     The Heritage Farm (Grades 4-5)

     The World's Most Endangered Animals (Grades 4-6)
     Animals in Danger! (Grades 4-9)
     How People Affect Other Living Things (Grades 5-6)
     Endangered Animals! (Grades 6-8)
     The Endangered Species Act (Grades 6-8)

Endangered Species
     Aye-ayes (Grades 3-6)
     California Condors (Grades 4-8)
     Flightless Cormorants (Grades 4-8)
     Galapagos tortoises (Grades 4-8)
     Giant Pandas (Grades 3-6)
     Gorillas (Grades 4-9)
     Japanese Cranes (Grades 4-7)
     Kiwis (Grades 3-6)
     Komodo Dragons (Grades 4-7)
     Leatherback Turtles (Grades 4-8)
     Manatees (Grades 3-5)
     Manatees (Grades 4-8)
     Orangutans (Grades 4-7)
     Rhinoceros (Grades 4-8)
     Sea Otters (Grades 4-7)
     Sloths (Grades 4-6)
     Sun Bears (Grades 3-6)
     Tapirs (Grades 4-8)
     Tigers (Grades 4-7)
     Tuataras (Grades 4-8)
     Warpaint Emerald Dragonflies (Grades 3-5)
     Wolves (Grades 5-7)

     Keith entrevista al primo de su perro (grades 1-3)
     Keith entrevista a un dragón (grades 1-3)
     ¡Animales en Peligro! (grades 4-9)
     ¡Animales en peligro de extinción! (grades 6-8)
     Los Cóndores de California (grades 4-8)
     Los Cormoranes de las Galápagos (grades 4-8)
     Las Tortugas Terrestres de las Galápagos (grades 4-8)
     Los Pandas Gigantes (grades 3-6)
     Los Gorilas (grades 4-9)
     Las Grullas Japonesas (grades 4-7)
     Los Kiwis (grades 3-6)
     Los Dragones de Komodo
     La Tortuga Laúd (grades 4-8)
     Los Manatíes (grades 4-8)
     Los Orangutanes (grades 4-7)
     Los Rinocerontes (grades 4-8)
     Las Nutrias Marinas (grades 4-7)
     Los Perezosos
     Los Osos Malayos
     Los Tapires
     Los Tigres (grades 4-7)
     Los Tuátaras (grades 4-8)
     Los Lobos (grades 5-7)

What would YOU do?
     Jonathon Finds Two Feathers (Grades 3-6)
     Should We Run From the Big, Bad Wolf? (Grades 4-8)
     Zoo or No Zoo? (Grades 4-8)

Make a Daily Endangered Species Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Endangered Species Activity Lesson Plan Book

Leveled Books
            Endangered Means There Is Still Time
            The World’s Heaviest Turtle: Leatherback Turtles
            The Rhinoceros: It Can't Toot Its Own Horn
            The Magnificent Manatee
            The Northern Spotted Owl
             Endangered animals coloring book (PDF File)
             Lizzy visits the National Zoo (PDF File)

     The Importance of National Parks (Grades 5-6)
     How Do People Protect Plants and Animals? (Grades 6-7)
     Save them! (French and English)

Finish the Story
     How Pandas Got Their Colors (Grades 3-6)
     Helping the Animals (Grades 4-6)
     Save the Animals (Grades 4-6)
     Martha Manatee Hears a Roar! (Grades 4-6)
     Saving Jaguars (Grades 6-8)

            Giant Pandas (Grades 2-3)
            Save the Giant Pandas (Grades 4-5)
            Animal Invaders (Grades 5-7)
            The Rhinoceros (Grades 5-6)
            Invasive Species (Grades 5-6)
            Invasive Species (Grades 5-6)
            Endangered Animals (Grades 5-8)
            Endangered Butterflies (Grades 6-8)
            Five Kinds of Rhinoceroses (Grades 6-8)

        Endangered Animals Glyph

Critical Thinking
Endangered Animals Thinking Puzzles
     Draw a sequence of 3 different animals (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 3 different animals (more difficult)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different animals (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different animals (more difficult)

Book Units
    365 Penguins (Grades K-3)
    Sea Turtles (Grades 1-3)
    Giant Pandas (Grades 2-4)
    Good Morning Gorillas (Magic Tree House #26) (Grades 2-4)
    Judy Moody Saves the World (Grades 2-4)
    Tigers at Twilight (Grades 2-4)
    Dark Day in the Deep Sea Magic Tree House #39 (Grades 2-5)
    Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Grades 2-5)
    Arctic Tale (Grades 3-5)
    Island: Book Two: Survival (Grades 3-5)
    SCAT (Grades 4-6)
    The Missing Manatee (Grades 4-6)
    Dogsong (Grades 4-8)

Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities

Compare and Contrast
        Endangered Bird Traits: Compares two endangered birds associated with the national identity of the U.S. (Grades 5-6)

Bird Traits: Compares three endangered birds who share many of the same traits, but who have some key difference (Grades 3-4)

Animal Classification Traits: Compares the distinctions between being endangered and extinct. (Grades 3-4)

Ape Traits: Compares two great apes (Grades 5-6)

Big Cat Traits: Compares prehistoric big cats with modern day tigers (Grades 3-4)

Large Animal Traits: Compares the two animals who vie for the title of second largest land animal. (Grades 5-6)

Reptile Traits: Compares turtles with tortoises (Grades 5-6)

Rhinoceros Traits: Compares an ancient Rhino with modern Rhinos (Grades 5-6)

Animal Traits: Compares two tree-loving animals (Grades 5-6)

Endangered Animals Patterns
     Draw the missing picture: 2 pictures are missing at the end (LARGER pictures)
     Draw the missing picture: 1 picture is missing anywhere in the pattern (LARGER pictures)
     Draw the missing picture: 2 pictures are missing at the end (smaller pictures)
     Draw the missing picture: 1 picture is missing anywhere in the pattern (smaller pictures)

Endangered Species SUDOKU Puzzles
   4 by 4 Endangered Species Sudoku
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

4 by 4 Endangered Species Sudoku: Includes Hints (blank boxes have smaller pictures to pick from)
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)

6 by 6 Endangered Species Sudoku
     Easy 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Medium 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

Endangered Species Mazes
edHelper subscribers:
Build Endangered Species Mazes - Make multiple mazes at once

Endangered Species Counting
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Make counting puzzles

Endangered Animals Story Starters and Borders
Endangered animals borders with endangered animals story starters

Art Project: Kiwi Bird (Grades 3-6)
     Art Project: Make a Kiwi bird. (PDF file)

Art Project: Endangered Animal Wanted Poster (Grades 1-8)
     Art Project: Make a wanted poster featuring an endangered animal (PDF file)

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