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The Praying Mantis

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Yellow (Levels 6-8)
  • Year: One
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Non-fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Animals birds and insects
  • Genre: Explanation
  • Strategy/Skills: Making connections, Making inferences, Drawing conclusions, Exploring writer's craft
  • Page Count: 8
  • Reading Level: 6
  • Item Code: 200615
  • High Frequency Words: very, comes, this, that
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1435, ACELA1434, ACELA1786, ACELA1437, ACELA1439, ACELA1817, ACELA1818, ACELY1648, ACELY1649, ACELY1650, ACELA1450, ACELA1453, ACELA1454, ACELA1821, ACELT1585, ACELY1659, ACELY1660
Reader Description

The praying mantis doesn't move, but don't be fooled. Watch what happens when a fly comes by!

After you have completed the Reader

Some words in this book are rhyming words. "Munch" and "crunch" are rhyming words. Choose three other words from the book, such as "pow". Make a list of words that rhyme with your three words.

Support Materials

Blackline Master


Lesson Plan


Printable Reader


Printable Reader (Wordless)


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