Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Life Science
Life During the Mesozoic Era

Life Science
Life Science


Life During the Mesozoic Era
Print Life During the Mesozoic Era Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print Life During the Mesozoic Era Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Life During the Mesozoic Era Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    ammonites, Cone-bearing, fauna, phytoplankton, modern-day, photosynthesis, ichthyosaurs, extinction, mass, Pterosaurs, however, primitive, present, chain, earth, such
     content words:    Mesozoic Era


Life During the Mesozoic Era
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     The Mesozoic Era is known as the Age of Reptiles. However, other life forms were also abundant. The oceans were full of marine organisms. Land animals competed for space and food. The food chain had begun.
 
2     Phytoplankton were at the base of the food chain. These are tiny organisms that float near the surface of bodies of water. They use photosynthesis to make their own food.
 
3     Insects were also present during the Mesozoic Era. Fossils of flies and mosquitoes have been found. Wasps and bees were also common. The first birds shared the airways with insects during this era.
 
4     Some predators lived in the water during this era. Ammonites were common in the seas. They were related to octopuses and squids. Other swimming predators included ichthyosaurs. They looked like the dolphins we know today. Other reptiles looked like walruses and seals. These life forms ruled the seas during the Mesozoic Era.

Paragraphs 5 to 12:
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 Life During the Mesozoic Era
Leave your feedback on Life During the Mesozoic Era  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Life Science
             Life Science


More Lessons
             Special Education Science Materials for Teachers


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