Print Flying Squirrels Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work
Print Flying Squirrels Reading Comprehension
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1 Night falls. Darkness envelops the entire forest. Flying squirrels venture out from their tree homes. They eagerly search for food - seeds, fruits, leaves, nuts, and insects - to fill their empty stomachs. When they move about, they don't climb down a tree, travel across the ground, and then climb up another tree. That whole sequence of acts is simply too time-consuming and troublesome for flying squirrels. To use their time more effectively, flying squirrels are able to accomplish an achievement that is unthinkable to almost all mammals - they "fly"!
2 Well, flying squirrels don't actually fly. They glide. Flying squirrels do not have wings like birds. What they have is a parachute-like skin covered with fur stretched between their front and hind legs. As flying squirrels leap out of a treetop and spread out their four limbs, they look like Aladdin's magic carpet, gliding gracefully across the nighttime sky. Miraculously, flying squirrels are able to maneuver in .....
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