It Would be Hard to Smile at a Smilodon

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Closely read the authentic text 'It Would be Hard to Smile at Smilodon' citing textual evidence to answer research-based comprehension questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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It Would be Hard to Smile at a Smilodon (Readworks)

Based on recent studies, Smilodons can be best described as what? 
Based on this information, what can be concluded? 
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below.   Smilodons were probably not very fast or large ________ many times they hunted prey that was slow and small. 
How did early humans affect the Smilodon’s food supply? 
Explain how the Smilodon’s disappearing food supply may have been a result of climate change.  
Some of the possible reasons that led to the extinction of the Smilodon affected the Smilodon indirectly.  Use evidence from the text to support this statement. 
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