The Great Barrier Reef

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Authentic Informational Text, Lexile 1090
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Closely read the authentic text 'The Great Barrier Reef' citing textual evidence to answer research-based comprehension questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards. 'The Great Barrier Reef' is an Authentic Literary Text, Lexile 710.

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The Great Barrier Reef (ReadWorks)

What is the Great Barrier Reef?  
What does the word diversity mean?  
What is an ecosystem? 
Based on information in the passage, what is a symbiotic relationship?  
What are some of the animals that live in the ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef?  
The passage states that “rising ocean temperatures also affect the ecosystems in the coral reef, throwing off the delicate balance that allows so many species to coexist.” Explain how rising ocean temperatures, pollution, or human interference could throw the ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef off balance. Support your answer with evidence from the passage.  
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