Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?
Learn why zebras have stripes! Tracy Rowan, Tracy Webster

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READ IT!

Read “Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?”

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Leveled learning extension 1: Be sure to watch this video about zebras.

Leveled learning extension 2: Use this adapted book to learn about a science experiment with zebras. 

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Science

Watch this video: “Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?”

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Draw It!

Follow this video to draw your own zebra.

Do your best to color the black stripes inside the lines in this printable zebra coloring sheet

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Teaching Tips

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Speech & Language

Focus on metaphors: A metaphor compares two things by saying they are the same thing (ex. My sister’s memory is a camera that remembers everything we see.) Find three things around your house and describe them using metaphors.

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