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Amazing animals comprehension questions

  1. 1. Amazing Animals Drawing conclusions
  2. 2. What do the pictures and captions onpage 54 show? • The pictures show animals. The captions tell about each animal.
  3. 3. What do they suggest the text will beabout? • It will tell what makes animals special.
  4. 4. Do you think polar bear fur lookssparkling in the sun? • Yes, because it is like glass and looks white in the sun.
  5. 5. How does thick, white fur help polar bearslive in cold, snowy places? • It helps them keep warm and hide in the snow.
  6. 6. From what you have read so far, isthis selection a true story or a fantasy?Explain• True story• The text gives facts. The pictures show real animals.
  7. 7. Does an elephant have its trunk or tusksfirst? How do you know? • Trunk • A baby elephant has a trunk. It takes many years for the tusks to grow.
  8. 8. How are elephant’s tusks like your teeth? • They are hard and take time to grow.
  9. 9. How are they different? • Tusks are much longer than our teeth, and there are only 2 tusks. We have more teeth than that.
  10. 10. What is special about camels’ eyelashes? • There are 2 rows of thick long eyelashes.
  11. 11. Where do you think camels live that theyneed special eyelashes? • Camels live in sandy, windy places. The eyelashes help keep sand from blowing in their eyes.
  12. 12. What is inside a camel’s hump? • Fat
  13. 13. How does it help camels live in thedesert? • When camels make long trips across the desert, they can use the fat as food.
  14. 14. What kind of animal is a duck? • Bird
  15. 15. How do the shape of a duck’s feet andtoes make it a good swimmer? • The wide feet and toes help push a duck easily through the water.
  16. 16. The text says that a giraffe has a longneck. How does the picture help yousee how tall a giraffe is and long itsneck is?• The picture shows the giraffe reaching the leaves of a tree. It shows the giraffe’s neck being much longer than the head.
  17. 17. How is a long neck helpful to giraffes? • A long neck helps giraffes live. They can reach food that other animals cannot and take better care of their babies.
  18. 18. What do the quills of a newborn porcupinefeel like? • The quills are soft
  19. 19. How are they different from an adult? • On a newborn, quills are soft. On the adult, they are sharp
  20. 20. Why would a baby porcupine be born withsoft quills instead of sharp ones? • Soft quills would make it easier for the mother to care for the baby.
  21. 21. Why would a porcupine want otheranimals to stay away? • The other animals might want to hurt the porcupine.
  22. 22. What is the main idea of the text that tellsabout turtles? • Turtles have a very hard shell.
  23. 23. What does the turtle do when an animalcomes that wants to hurt it? • The turtle pulls inside its shell.
  24. 24. What doe they look like? • They look like wide, oval, pads
  25. 25. Why are all of the animals in this selection“amazing?” • Each animal has special body parts that help it grow and live.
  26. 26. What is the author’s purpose in writingthis selection? • To give facts about animals, to show that animals and nature are interesting.