This unit contains hands on literacy activities to use after reading aloud the picture book Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks. The activities are linked to common core standards and are appropriate for Kindergarten and First Grade students!
The story prompts young readers to ask the question: Would a spider make a good pet?
- Spider Graphic Organisers: 3 versions to record students' existing knowledge and their understanding of the story character
- Spider Opinion Graph: Make text-to-self connections by graphing data on Do we like spiders? or Would a spider make a good pet?
- Spiders original nonfiction text with a fact or opinion comprehension sheet
- Spider Parts: Label the simple spider diagram (cut and paste)
- Spider Life Cycle: Cut and paste to sequence the stages
- Aaaarrgghh! Spider! Banner: Brighten up your bulletin board
- Spider Facts Flip Book: Make a nonfiction mini book (with missing words to complete)
- Spider Syllable Sort: A fun literacy center for students to count the syllables in spoken words. Also includes a follow-up cut and paste activity with answer key
- My Pet Spider Writing Craftivity
- Where Is Spider? Read the positional words and place spider where he belongs
- 3 pages of guidance materials with helpful teaching ideas.
Color and blackline versions included (so 40 pages + 40 pages)
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