Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
How Things Work
How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs?

How Things Work
How Things Work


How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs?
Print How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs? Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs? Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.52

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    downwind, cadaver, orienteering, communication, gruesome, provides, extensive, survival, bond, valuable, murder, mutts, well-known, caption, service, leads
     content words:    World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, Most SAR


How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs?
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Caption: This is a picture of a canine rescue team on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center disaster.
 
2     The job of search and rescue dogs, or SAR dogs, is to find people. They do this using their sense of smell, which is many, many times better than any human's. SAR dogs do their job better than people ever could.
 
3     Dogs are not born great rescue dogs. They must be carefully trained, and their handlers must be trained, too. It is a long process with lots of practice that starts when the dog is just a puppy.
 
4     Many types of large, strong dogs can be trained to be SAR dogs, including German shepherds, Dobermans, golden retrievers, bloodhounds, and mutts.
 
5     There are several types of SAR dogs, each with its own particular skills. There are air scent dogs, trailing dogs, water scent dogs, cadaver dogs, and avalanche dogs. Each one provides a very valuable service.

Paragraphs 6 to 14:
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 How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs?
Leave your feedback on How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs?  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



How Things Work
             How Things Work


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