This story is taken from Young Explorer magazine, a nonfiction reading resource for learners in kindergarten and first grades, published by National Geographic Society. Have your students read the story and then test their comprehension with the reading and/or content activities included in this article.

Saving Sloths

National Geographic Explorer Lucy Cooke helps sloths who have lost their mothers.

animal shelter
Noun

place that provides a temporary home and care for animals.

orphan
Noun

child with no parents.

Noun

area of tall, mostly evergreen trees and a high amount of rainfall.

shelter
Noun

structure that protects people or other organisms from weather and other dangers.

wild
Adjective

living in nature, not tame.