Primary Worksheets: Beaver

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

The beaver is a kind of rodent that is semi-aquatic, meaning some of the time it lives in water and some on land. They can only be found in North America and Europe. Beavers are well known for building and keeping dams in rivers.

A dam is a large wall that stops the flow of water, forming a large area of water. Beavers use branches, stones, and mud to build them. They fill the gaps in the dams with a combination of weeds and mud. A dam can stretch across a stream. Beavers build their homes in the still waters rather than in rushing streams.

Beavers like to work in groups and will build dams together. Pairs of beavers build homes called lodges out of sticks and mud. A lodge can be 5 feet high!  When a beaver is frightened, they will use their tail to make a great sound to warn the other beavers.

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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