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This interactive activity will have your students learning all about hippos while practicing essential reading comprehension skills like main idea, context clues, vocabulary, and text features.

Topics include:

  • Hippopotamus Dangers
  • Habitat
  • Adaptations
  • Gross Facts
  • Moms and Babies
  • Disappearing Hippos

To complete this activity, students will:

  • Read about hippos on each page, using context clues and the word bank to fill in missing information.
  • Determine main idea and choose the correct title for each chapter (cut and paste).
  • Complete the table of contents by adding titles in the correct spot (cut and paste).
  • Use the glossary to understand new vocabulary about hippos.
  • Complete a skills application activity – add information to a diagram using information from the text

Includes links to supplemental websites and videos about hippos.


What are Interactive Reading Comprehension Books?

These books provide a great way to integrate social studies or science into your reading instruction. Students will learn all about a specific topic while working with informational text, using text features, determining main idea, and gaining new vocabulary. These are hands-on, cut and glue activity books that can be used in centers, small group, or for independent work. High interest text keeps them engaged.