A lesson and worksheet on owls.
• Students will be able to describe the physical characteristics of owls.
• Students will be able to identify the behavioral characteristics of owls.
3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade
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.
Owls are a type of bird known as birds of prey. There are more than two hundred different species of owls living throughout the world. The only places where you will not find owls are Antarctica, Greenland and some remote islands.
Owls usually keep to themselves. They are active mostly at night. They are called birds of prey because they hunt small mammals, insects and other birds. There are also a few species of owls that fish. Owls are great hunters in part because they can hear extremely well. They have a circle of feathers around their eye sockets known as facial discs.