Tigers 5th Grade

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Tigers are the best known of the big cats because of

•  Their color and markings

•  Their usefulness to Asian medicine

•  They are man eaters

•  They swim long distances across rivers

White tigers

•  Can be found in Siberia

•  Are a special breed of Bengal tigers

•  Are a result of inbreeding

•  Are an albino form of Sumatran tigers

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Ocelot 5th Grade Language Arts

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In this selection, “mainstay” means

•  Frequent

•  Remaining

•  Most important

•  Chief support

 

Why would people want an ocelot for a pet? Back up your position with information you read in the article.

 

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Lions 5th Grade Language Arts

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Which best describes a lion “pride”

•  A group of female lionesses and their cubs

•  A group of young male lions that live and hunt together

•  A group of males, females, and cubs led by a dominant female

•  One lead male lion and a group of females

In what way are lions different from other cats

•  They have manes and tufted tails

•  They hunt live prey for food

•  They are solitary hunters

•  They are the largest of the big cats

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Leopard 5th Grade Language Arts

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Read the about the leopard at Leopards   or print out PDF

Why did the author write this article?

•  To explain why leopards eat insects

•  To tell the reader about the leopard

•  To tell the reader about endangered animals

•  To explain why farmers kill leopards

 

Then, look at these two pictures of a leopard at Big Cat Rescue named Sundari.

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Now, answer the questions based on these pictures and the article.

These pictures show the leopard resting in two different positions. Compare and contrast these pictures by telling what you think the leopard is doing in each, and, using the information from the article, explain why.

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Florida Panther/ Cougar 5th Grade Language Arts

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In this article, there is a sentence “Sight is its most acute sense with a good sense of hearing”

Acute means

•  Having a sharp point

•  Sensitive

•  Perceptive

•  Of great importance

 

 

Cougars live in the wild

•  ¼ as long as in captivity

•  3 times as long as in captivity

•  2 times as long as in captivity

•  ½ as long as in captivity

 

 

Look at the photo at the beginning of this article. A caption is the writing that goes with a picture to describe what a picture shows. Write a caption for this picture and then a paragraph explaining why you chose your caption.

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Bobcats 5th Grade Language Arts

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This cat is named the bobcat because:

•  It was discovered by a scientist named Bob

•  It is a common wild cat in the United States

•  It’s tail is short and stands out

•  It’s coat comes in many shades of brown

 

 

 

According to the map graphic of the habitat of the bobcat, you probably won’t find bobcats in which of these states?

•  Missouri

•  Florida

•  Indiana

•  New Mexico

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