Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Life Science
Animal and Biomes Basics Theme Unit
The Animal Kingdom

Life Science
Life Science


The Animal Kingdom
Print The Animal Kingdom Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print The Animal Kingdom Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.41

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    multicellular, best, hydra, organism, reproduce, offspring, environment, bighorn, produce, escape, itself, eventually, variety, level, process, birth


The Animal Kingdom
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     There are many different kinds of animals. Whales, cows, and people are all animals. They are all mammals, too. They don't look very much alike or live in places that are very much alike, either. They do have some things in common. Whales, cows, and people all give birth to live babies and feed them with milk from the mother's body. This is what makes them mammals. So what makes an animal an animal? What do all animals have in common?
 
2     On a very basic level, all animals are made up of many cells. We call them multicellular organisms. Animals are all consumers, depending on other living organisms for their food. Some animals eat only plants. Some eat only other animals. Some animals eat almost anything. All animals must eat other organisms for food.
 
3     Animals live in a wide variety of environments. Penguins survive in Antarctica when temperatures are below -100 degrees Fahrenheit. Desert bighorn sheep live in some of the hottest places on Earth. Animals live in the kind of environment that they are best suited for. The environment gives them everything they need to survive. All animals must get food, water, and oxygen from their surroundings. Food gives animals the energy to keep their bodies breathing, digesting, moving, and living. Chemical reactions in the cells need water and oxygen to be carried out. Oxygen is needed in every cell of an animal's body to get the energy from food. Some animals get oxygen from the water they live in. Some animals breathe air to get oxygen. Some animals even get oxygen by absorbing it through their skin!

Paragraphs 4 to 6:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Feedback on The Animal Kingdom
Leave your feedback on The Animal Kingdom  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Life Science
             Life Science


Animal and Biomes Basics Theme Unit
             Animal and Biomes Basics Theme Unit


Science
             Science


    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
    Weather  
 



Copyright © 2017 edHelper