ANTS (nonfiction) PLUS THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER (folk tale) Kids Wings Units

Kids Wings
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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27 pages
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Kids Wings


Don't step on that ant! Get down on your hands and knees and STUDY it! How many body parts does an ant have? What is it carrying? Where does it live? Ants are fascinating insects! Now, you can find out more in when you read ANTS by Deborah Hodge! Here you will find PROJECTS to do with your friends! The SCIENTIFIC DRAWINGS and FULL-COLOR CLOSE-UPS OF ANTS in their NATURAL HABITATS that will bring you face-to-face with these interesting insects. For STORY comparison, you will also receive our Kids Wings FOLK TALE guide for The Ant and the Grasshopper.

ANTS by Deborah Hodge, Published by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Kids Wings unit, written by Suzy Red includes the following activities that come to you in 18 pages in PowerPoint and PDF formats for ease and perfection in projecting and printing:

Analyzing the Organization of a NON-FICTION BOOK

Readers’ Theater Script for Two Voices

The Important Book about Ants

Edit A Letter to a Grandma

Solve Puzzles!

SING a cooperation song!

Crossword Puzzle

Comparing Ants and Spiders

2-pages of Multiple Choice Comprehension

Label the Parts

Group Discussion Cards

Song: The Ants Go Marching One by One

Repeated Readings

Answer Page

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER is the traditional FOLK TALE. The 11 pages of activities, written by master teachers Suzy Red and Sandy Metz, come to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats and include:

Pre-reading Discussion Cards

2-page Readers Theater Script

Multiple Choice Comprehension

Bean Counting Math

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Readers Theater: The Metamorphosis Rap

Two teacher pages of ant activities that cross the curriculum

Answer Page


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Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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