A non-chronological report on periodical cicadas

This non-chronological report for years 5 and P6, linking to the topics living things and habitats and biodiversity and interdependence, investigates periodical cicadas. Periodical cicadas are insects that look like locusts and grasshoppers. They are called ‘periodical’ because of their very strange ‘time-travelling’ life cycle.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
  • Discussion questions for the whole class or to be used with a partner.
Year 5
Living things and habitats
A non-chronological report on periodical cicadas

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