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Reading Comprehension

Doorstep Wildlife


Over the past couple of months, we have seen so much of the outdoors and we have been able to spend time exploring our beautiful local area and the wildlife on our doorstep. From squirrels to deer, we have spotted the amazing animals that live around us. Today, you will find out all about these creatures and what we can do to protect them!


Task 1: You must read through the comprehension text carefully to make sure that you understand what it is about.


Task 2: Clarify the meanings of the following words.

  • urban
  • carnivore
  • adapt
  • varied
  • nocturnal
  • invertebrate

Task 3: Re-read the text and answer the comprehension questions. Make sure that you underline or circle any writing in bold within the questions.

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Extension Task: 


Have a go at these extension tasks based on the wildlife on our doorstep!

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