A lesson and worksheet on lizards.



• Students will be able to describe the physical characteristics of lizards.

• Students will be able to identify the behavioral characteristics of lizards.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension worksheet passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

Lizards are reptiles. They come in many sizes, colors and types and are found throughout the world. The largest lizard is the Komodo dragon, a reptile that can grow to be larger than a person. Tiny geckos are the smallest lizards. They are less than an inch long. Lizards have dry, scaly skin and most walk on four legs with clawed feet. They also have long tails and ear openings that can be seen on the sides of their heads. A lizard's tail is not very strong. It can easily break off if it gets caught or pulled. Nature designed lizards this way to confuse their enemies.



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