A lesson and worksheet on tigers.



• Students will be able to describe the physical characteristics of tigers.

• Students will be able to identify the behavioral characteristics of tigers.

• Students will be able to explain how tigers live socially.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension worksheet 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:

Tigers are the world's strongest and largest cats. A Siberian tiger can weigh as much as three people and grow to a length of twelve feet. Tigers are more than ten times stronger than people and are able to catch prey as large as wild ox. A tiger's stripes are designed to help it blend into its surroundings so it can hide from its prey. It can sneak up on prey and grab it with its sharp teeth and claws. When tigers hide waiting for prey, they are very quiet. These huge cats have excellent hearing and eyesight, which they rely on for hunting. A tiger's eyes glow in the dark, and its very sensitive whiskers help it find its way even in very dim light.



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