Reading Level 5
Have you ever wondered what lurks in the rain forest? Written for students in grade 5, Life in the Tropical Rain Forest teaches students about the weather patterns, plants, animals, and people of the tropical rain forest. Vivid artwork shows thunderstorm formation, the giant trees of the forest canopy, and the unique adaptations that plants and animals have made to live in the rain forest. This 22-page book includes a glossary of bold-faced vocabulary words, reading activities, an index of terms, and an answer key.
Animal Life Many large and small animals are found in the rain forest. Cougars,
pumas, snakes, birds, and monkeys are only a few. However, like the plants, the
animals had to adapt to survive. Some had to adapt to spending most of their
lives in the trees. They seldom come down to the forest floor. These animals hunt,
eat, and sleep in the forest canopy. There the food is plentiful, and they are safe.
Science Fact: As many as half the world's animal species live in rain forests. Most