Primary Worksheets: Squirrel

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

There are more than 200 different species of squirrel that live all over the world. They are rodents that have long bushy tails. The squirrel is the most common wild mammal in many cities that live on all continents except for Australia and Antarctica.

The two main types of squirrels are tree, and ground squirrels. The tree squirrel makes their home in trees, while the ground squirrel lives in holes under deserts and fields.

Squirrels are small but are known for their quick movements. They can make long jumps between tree branches. Flying squirrels can glide through the air, looking like they can fly! They can glide to almost 450 meters far.

Primary Worksheets: Squirrel

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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