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Looking for an informational text activity that your students will actually enjoy reading? This resource is all about tardigrades, focusing on their general characteristics and amazing survival abilities. It’s written in a fun, engaging manner and contains some amazing facts about tardigrades, or water bears, that will astound your students.


This print and go informational text article/activity contains everything you need for a full lesson. It includes Cornell notes to help your students nail down the basics of the article. The reading activity covers vocabulary, comprehension questions and an extension that contains a QR code that students can scan to see a short video on tardigrades. I’ve also included the URL for the video (Youtube).


It can be used as a whole class activity, where students read alone or in pairs and then work on the questions. It can also be used as a sub plan or homework assignment, for early finishers or for those times you need work for a student in detention or suspension. You can use it in a unit on taxonomy, ecology, animal behavior or simply as an interesting article to read.

The article is written for 7th – 10th grades, but is also suitable for higher grades, depending on their reading abilities.

What is included:

  • e2-page informational text article 
  • Teacher Guide 
  • Cornell notes for reading comprehension
  • a 2-page worksheet which includes vocabulary acquisition from context, more comprehension questions, and Extension questions. The Extension questions contain a QR code that students can scan to see a short video on tardigrades. I’ve also included the URL for the video (Youtube).
  • Answer Key


This article can help you meet the CCSS for literacy in the science classroom.


I hope your students enjoy this article!