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The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension

The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension

Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories offer fanciful explanations for how various animals have acquired their most distinctive features. This worksheet features Kipling's "The Elephant's Child," which conjures up a whimsical explanation for elephants' long trunks. After reading the story, students answer three reading comprehension questions and complete a word search puzzle designed to reinforce their learning. Created for third graders, this worksheet is a fun way to introduce kids to origin stories, as well as to support them as they learn to make inferences in the works of ficiton they read.

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