4th Grade Reading Comprehension

Free printable reading comprehension stories about animals. Print the reading passage for offline use or test comprehension with the fun online quiz game. Recommended level: 3rd or 4th Grade and up


The Devil Frog Giant

It was bigger than a beach ball and it lived more than 60 million years ago. It's the giant devil frog, and it may be the largest frog that ever lived.

The devil frog hasn't been around for millions of years. It wasn't until 2008 that scientists reported that they found fossils on the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa.

From the fossils, scientists put together a picture of this scary giant. It weighed 10 pounds and grew to 16 inches in length. Compare that to the common frog that weighs less than 1 pound and is only 3 inches long.

The largest frog that lives today is the Goliath frog, found in African rainforests. It can grow up to 5 to 7 pounds and 12 inches long. That's pretty big, but still no match for the ancient devil frog.

The devil frog had a huge mouth and a strong jaw. It probably ate small animals, lizards, and maybe even baby dinosaurs. They were very mean. That's how they got their name of Devil Frog.

Scientists call the devil frog "Beelzebufo." That strange sounding name comes from the Greek word for devil (Beelzebub) and the Latin word for frog (bufo).


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Where is Madagascar?
South America
South Pacific
off the coast of Africa
off the coast of Africa When did scientists report finding the devil frog fossils?
300 BC
1950
2008
2008 How much did the devil frog weigh?
1 pound
10 pounds
100 pounds
10 pounds How long was the devil frog?
13 inches
16 inches
24 inches
16 inches What is the Greek word for devil?
beelzebub
bufo
devilo
beelzebub The devil frog is found today in the Amazon rainforest.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False What is the biggest frog alive now?
the devil frog
the giant green frog
the Goliath frog
the Goliath frog Which of these is the largest frog?
the devil frog
the common frog
the Goliath frog
the devil frog Which of these is the smallest frog?
the devil frog
the common frog
the Goliath frog
the common frog Where does the Goliath frog live?
Madagascar
African rainforest
South America
African rainforest Why did scientists name the frog the devil frog?
because it was a very mean creature
because it had horns
because it was red
because it was a very mean creature

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