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Endangered Animals | Informational Text


This cross-curricular (Language Arts – Science) informational article has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of why some animals in our world are endangered. The article will list causes such the need for more land and food for humans as well as pollution and hunting. Students will also be given several examples of animals from around the world that are in danger and what we need to learn in order to make plans to help them survive.

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Suggested uses:
Within a Language Arts/English classroom

  • To give students practice in reading and gathering important information from their reading (Reading Comprehension questions are included)
  • To provide students with an opportunity to ‘go beyond the reading’ and write thoughtful essays using the article as a springboard. (Two essay questions are provided)

Within a Science classroom

  • Use at the beginning of a unit study on endangered animals.

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 4.5

Bonus – List of 50 animals in need of human intervention and pictures of:

  • Bornean orangutan
  • Cross River gorilla
  • Black rhino
  • Sunda tiger
  • Bactrian camel
  • Blue iguana
  • Amur leopard


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