Reading comprehension, video and discussion activity
Look at the dictionary entry for the word SLOTH.
Sloth (N) : 1.the quality or state of being lazy.
2.a type of animal that lives in trees in South and Central America and that moves very slowly.
Now look at a short video by Lucy Cooke about sloths. What do you think of these animals? Are they magical as suggested? Why (not)?
Video 1.42 min.
SLOTH MAGIC from Lucy Cooke on Vimeo.
Sometimes people are called sloths, but not because they live in trees; rather, it’s because they are moving very slowly.
Are you like that sometimes? When?
Reading passage: Learn more about the world's slowest mammals and answer the questions that follow.
1.How many kinds of sloths are there?
a)Two b)Three c)One
2.In order for a sloth to live in a tree, it needs . . .
a)big claws b)balance c)to eat only plants.
3.When do sloths eat?
a)At night b)When they aren’t awake c)all the time
4.According to the passage, why do sloths have a green color sometimes?
a)They resemble trees b)They are camouflaged by leaves c)Green algae grow on their fur.
5.What is the third paragraph about?
a)Misconceptions about the sloth b)Misteries about the sloth c)The sloth’s habits