Species in danger reading set

Species in Danger

In 2012, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed over 9,000 plant and animal species as either critically endangered or endangered. Another 10,000 species were listed as vulnerable. This reading set focuses on some of these species with both fiction and nonfiction passages.

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(12) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/12 Passages in this Set

The Extermination of the American Bison

by William Temple Hornaday

William Temple Hornaday was a zoologist and conserva...

659 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Fact and Opinion, Main / Central Idea, Summary
2/12 Passages in this Set

Mountain Gorillas: Going, Going, Almost Gone

Students will read a passage about mountain gorillas and learn about their status as a critically endangered species. Students ...

424 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary
3/12 Passages in this Set

Mountain Gorillas

Rose’s Dad told her and her sister they were going on a safari to learn about mountain gorillas. Rose wanted to go on summer va...

491 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary
4/12 Passages in this Set

Dr. Dian Fossey: Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist

Students will read a passage about Dr. Dian Fossey and learn about her extensive efforts to study and protect the critically en...

814 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Summary
5/12 Passages in this Set

Orangutans: Forest Friends in Need

Students will read a passage about orangutans and learn about the threat to their rainforest home. They will then answer questi...

421 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary
6/12 Passages in this Set

Stacy and the Orangutans

Stacy’s class learned that orangutans are critically endangered. This prompted her to do research on these clever animals. Then...

580 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme
7/12 Passages in this Set

Amur Tigers: Big Cats in Crisis

Students will read a passage about Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, and learn about their status as an endangered sp...

427 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary
8/12 Passages in this Set

Whoa! That’s a Big Cat!

Billy and Sam had to write a report on an endangered animal. They chose the Amur tiger, or Siberian tiger. In their research, B...

462 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary
9/12 Passages in this Set

Ava and the Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Each year thousands of adult female loggerhead sea turtles come to the beaches of Florida to lay their eggs before returning to...

613 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Summary
10/12 Passages in this Set

Blue Whales: Saving the Giants of the Ocean

Students will read a passage about blue whales and threats they face in their ocean environment. They will then answer question...

396 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Summary