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Animals A to Z Activity: Porcupine

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Animals A to Z

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

  • A porcupine may have as many as 30 thousand quills it have quills on all parts of its body except its tummy.
  • Some people think a porcupine can shoot its quills, but that's not true.
  • When a baby porcupine is born, its quills is soft. The quills get hard about a hour after birth.
  • Porcupines eats at night they eat leaves twigs and green plants.
  • The porcupine is a good swimer and a very good tree-climber.

Answer Key

  • A porcupine may have as many as 30 thousand quills. It has quills on all parts of its body except its tummy.
  • Some people think a porcupine can shoot its quills, but that's not true.
  • When a baby porcupine is born, its quills are soft. The quills get hard about an hour after birth.
  • Porcupines eat at night. They eat leaves, twigs and green plants.
  • The porcupine is a good swimmer and a very good tree-climber.

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