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Oceans
Come to the Reef

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Come to the Reef
Print Come to the Reef Reading Comprehension with First Grade Work

Print Come to the Reef Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grade 1
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    seen, calcium, crabs, eggs, gills, have, reef, sharks, starfish, also, animal, bend, bold, breathe, bright, care

Other Languages
     Spanish: Ven al arrecife


Come to the Reef
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Have you seen a coral reef? Coral reefs are found in the ocean. Many animals and plants live in it. A reef is like a little world in the ocean.
 
2     A reef looks strong, but it is not. Corals are tiny animals. They have soft bodies. Some make hard covers for their bodies. The cover is a kind of calcium (CAL-see-um). It is what a hen's eggshell is made of. Corals have different colors.
 
3     The corals that make covers for their bodies are hard corals. They do not move with the water.
 
4     The other kind is soft coral. They do not make hard covers. They bend and sway in the water.
 
5     Corals grow in shallow, warm water. Corals need clean water. If the water is not just right, the corals will die.
 
6     Coral reefs are homes for many animals. Did you know that the sponge is an animal? Sea cucumbers are animals, too. They also live on coral reefs.
 
7     Reef fish often have bright, bold colors. Some have spots or stripes. They also come in many sizes.
 
8     You would not want to touch some reef fish. Some have spines with poison for protection.
 
9     The scariest reef fish is the shark. Many sharks are much larger than people. They have hundreds of teeth. They eat fish and mammals, like dolphins.

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