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Animal Themes
Deserts
Deserts

Animal Themes
Animal Themes


Deserts
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.09

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    sandstorm, succulent, extensive, sagebrush, travelers, waxy, encounter, southwestern, black-tailed, inland, rainfall, entire, coastline, settled, excess, remain
     content words:    United States, Great Basin Desert, Mojave Desert, Sonoran Desert, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, Sahara Desert


Deserts   

1     A desert is one of the harshest places to live on Earth. Deserts get just a few inches of rainfall every year. Desert animals and plants have proven themselves to be great survivors. For a place to be defined as a desert, it must receive less than 10 inches of rainfall in an entire year. So, where can we find deserts? We don't have to go far, because there are four in the United States. They are the Great Basin Desert, Mojave Desert, Sonoran Desert, and Chihuahuan Desert. These four deserts take up about 15% of the total land of the United States. They stretch across the western and southwestern states of New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and California.
 
2     We usually picture a desert as a very hot and dry place with sand dunes extending for miles and miles. This is a very vivid image of the Sahara Desert of Africa. The Sahara Desert is the world's largest desert. It is about the size of the United States. We might expect to see lines of camels carrying heavy loads of goods and moving slowly across the Sahara Desert. Travelers there get tired and thirsty. They would not want to encounter a sandstorm! They, no doubt, have nothing else on their minds than arriving safely at the nearest oasis to get some rest and, most importantly, water!

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



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