Cat Communication: Is your Cat Talking to You?

A lesson and worksheet on how cats communicate.



• Students will be able to describe various ways that cats communicate.

• Students will be able to interpret the body language of cats they encounter.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

If you have a cat at home, you may have noticed that she has many ways of trying to get your attention. Do you understand what your cat is trying to say to you? Cats communicate with their tails, their eyes, their ears, and even by the way they walk. Of course, they also meow when they want to talk to people. In fact, did you know that cats only meow as a way of communicating with humans? It's true! Before cats started living with people as pets, they had no need to meow. Meowing is a sound that came about after cats started living with humans.



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