Description: Define and sort words into categories (e.g., antonyms, living things, synonyms).
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 9B


9B: Classifying

9B: Classifying

Description: Classify

✓ standard met

Selection: A-26


Grade level: 1
Word count: 786 words
Author: Teri Jones
Synopsis: Pets and zoo animals live in cities. It is surprising that wild animals also live there.
Excerpt: A coyote could be in a city. A coyote looks like a dog. But it is a wild animal. It might have to look for food. It will go to a city. It will stay in a dark place. It will come out only at night. Most people in a city will not even see it.

A raccoon is a wild animal. But a raccoon can live in a city very easily. It can get into a small space. It can make its home in almost any building. It can get into a garden. It will eat the plants. A raccoon will look for food at night. Most of the people will have already gone to bed.

A bat can live in a city. A bat is a wild animal. It can fly. A bat will stay away from the people. It will look for a place where no people live. It may find an old building. It will live there. It will come out only at night.

Question: From what you have read, which animals look for food at night?
  1. coyotes, raccoons, and bats
  2. bears, bats, and falcons
  3. raccoons, deer, and dogs
  4. falcons, bears, and bats

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Writing prompt: What makes a character a hero or a villain? List the names of characters who are heroes or villains and explain why they belong to that group. The characters can be from fiction or non-fiction texts.


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