Biomes Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RI.6-8.1 & RST.6-8.1

Core Standard

A biome is a way of categorizing parts of the Earth's surface. When a part of land shares the same type of biome they can geographically be separated by vast amounts of distance, but the climate, general precipitation, soil, animal and plant life that inhabit it are the same or very similar. There are five major classifications of biomes these include: desert, forest, grassland, tundra, and aquatic (salt and fresh water). We often think of biomes in the sense of land (terrestrial), but there are also forms that are submersed underwater. The freshwater version helps maintain life on plant Earth as it is a vital component for life. These reading worksheets will explore all the major components of these regions of the world and help you better understand the significance and characteristics of each of them.









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