Primary Worksheets: Capybara

Primary worksheets on the topic of the capybara designed for primary school students. A basic passage with questions at the end to answer, testing the students comprehension levels.

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent that is closely related to the guinea pig and chinchilla. They are a semi-aquatic rodent from South America that weighs around a hundred pounds and is around two feet tall and a meter long.

Capybaras have brown or reddish-brown fur. When they get older, their fur gets thinner. Thin fur can be sunburnt more easily, so they need to stay in the water! Their eyes, ears and nostrils are high on their heads, making it easier for them to breathe and keep above the water when swimming.

They live in grassy wetlands or close to rivers in many parts of South America. They spend the hottest hours of the day in the water, and the rest on land eating grass. Capybaras have webs between their feet that helps them swim. They cannot breathe underwater but can hold their breath for up to 5 minutes at a time.

Primary Worksheets: Capybara

Basic Tips

When teaching a new concept to a student, make it as visual as possible. Concepts become more comprehensible. A standard lesson should follow this basic structure:

  • Introduction: gather what knowledge the students have on the topic. Assess and evaluate your level to base how much assistance they require throughout the lesson
  • Concept: teaching the actual topic of the lesson. Highlight the difficulty the students are having and apply the appropriate action. For example, if they do not understand the meaning of a word, get them to highlight it for further studying in the future.
  • Evaluation: conclude the lesson by getting the students to feedback what you have taught. Ensure they comprehend the topic and know the main points.

Build the confidence level of students through active participation. Encourage projects for them to do what they have learnt into practical use. The more engaging the lesson is, the better the result.

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Videos on the topic of the capybara that can be used in a Primary lesson:

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