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Ankylosaurus

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Ankylosaurus
Print Ankylosaurus Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Ankylosaurus Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.68

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    plant-eaters, battlefield, low-lying, fierce, heavily, fused, action, powerful, especially, itself, skull, protection, defend, flipping, such, website
     content words:    Some Ankylosaurs, United States, South America


Ankylosaurus
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Some dinosaurs were fast and fierce like a lion or a tiger. Some had long necks like a giraffe and ate from the treetops. Some were small and had wings like a bird. Ankylosaurus was built more like a tank.
 
2     Ankylosaurus was one of the category of dinosaurs called bird-hipped dinosaurs, but there was nothing birdlike about it. The bird-hipped dinosaurs called Ankylosaurs were heavy and heavily armored dinosaurs. Ankylosaurus means stiff, or fused, lizard, and the name comes from its stiff armored skin.
 
3     Ankylosaurus was one of the big ones! It might have been as long as 25 to 35 feet, as wide as six feet, and as tall as four feet at its shoulders. Weighing in at three to four tons, an Ankylosaurus must have looked like a walking tank. One dinosaur website describes an Ankylosaurus this way: "If it had wheels, it would have flattened anything in its path."

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