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Animals A to Z Activity: Hippopotamus

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Education World's Animals A to Z printable activity pages are designed for weekly use with students in grade 2-4. Students learn interesting facts about animals they know (and some animals they don't know) as they reinforce basic skills of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.

 

These work sheets are also excellent test-preparation tools. The skills emphasized in the series are those found on all standardized tests in grades 2 and 3: simple word usage, end-of-sentence punctuation, comma placement in a series, basic spelling, and others. The skills do not include the appropriate use of apostrophes (except in contractions) and more advanced skills. If you want editing activities that include those skills, be sure to see our daily Every-Day Edit series.

For more information about this series, or for ideas for using it, be sure to see the Ideas for Using Animals A to Z page.

Note: At first, these activities might be challenging for your students. That's not a bad thing! Encourage them to keep at it. Go over the activities as a class. If students stick to it, they will get better at finding all ten errors on each work sheet. They'll be developing the skills that they will encounter on standardized tests too!
 

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For more information about this series, or for ideas for using it in the classroom, be sure to see Ideas for Using Animals A to Z.

If you would like to share a photo of this animal with your students, we suggest you search the Google Image Library; it is an excellent source of animal photos. And EnchantedLearning.com offers coloring pages related to all of our Animals A to Z animals.

Activity Key

Uncorrected Text

  • The word hippopotamus come from a word that means "river horse." But hippos arent related to horses. They is related to pigs.
  • Hippos are the second heaviest animals on earth. (Elephants are biger.)
  • A hippo's ears, eyes and nose are on top of its head. That helps the hippo to hear see and breathe while most of its body is under the water.
  • A hippo eat up to 100 pounds of grass a day.
  • baby hippos is usually born under the water

Answer Key

  • The word hippopotamus comes from a word that means "river horse." But hippos aren't related to horses. They are related to pigs.
  • Hippos are the second heaviest animals on Earth. (Elephants are bigger.)
  • A hippo's ears, eyes and nose are on top of its head. That helps the hippo to hear, see and breathe while most of its body is under the water.
  • A hippo eats up to 100 pounds of grass a day.
  • Baby hippos are usually born under the water.

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