All about Insects and Bugs Nonfiction Unit Insect Research Reports

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Are you teaching your students about insects and bugs? This packet includes guided reading strategies to learn about insect and bug characteristics. There are three paper mini books that are Included; All about insects, Insects vs. Spiders, and Bugs A to Z. There are also research projects included for 5 different insects; butterflies, ladybugs, grasshoppers, bumblebees, & dragonflies. Have fun complete a butterfly craft, ladybug craft, grasshopper craft, bumblebee craft and dragonfly craft. Loads of writing, reading comprehension strategies, and comparing and contrasting spiders to insects.  I use this packet to integrate reading as well as research. I included lesson plans for you to look over on how I use this packet as well. 

Insect books used:

• Fly Guy Presents Insects by Arnold

• The Bugliest Bug by Shields

• On Beyond Bugs by Rade

• All about Insects Mitchell (included)

• Insects vs. Spiders by Mitchell (included)

• Insects from A to Z (included)

Anchor Charts:

• Research

• Schema, New Learning, Misconceptions, Mammals

• KWL chart

All about Insects mini book included

(copy two per page 9 pages)

• Insect Schema

• Dig Deeper

• Insect Sort

• Label an Insect

• Design an Insect

• 7 full page posters of fish characteristics

On Beyond Bugs

• Asking Questions

• Fact & Details

• Colorful cards to review characteristics

• Picture animals sort

Fly Guy Presents Insects

• Captions

• Labels

• Text Connections

• True/False

The Bugliest Bug

• Characters/Setting/Sees/Feels/Thinks/Does Posters & anchor chart

• Predicting

• Cause/Effect

• Character Senses

• Features of Fiction

• Character Feelings

• Retell

• Main Idea & Details


• Web

• Informational Writing

• Can, Have, & Are

• Opinion Pre-Writing & Writing

• Narrative Pre-Writing & Writing

Word Work:

• ABC order

• Word Search

• Syllables

Mini Book Copy 2 per page

Insects from A to Z 26 Pages

Insect Song

Insects vs. Spiders 11 Pages

Word Card Sorts (colorful, black/white, & blank options)

Research Projects:

• Ladybug

• Bumblebee

• Dragonfly

• Butterfly

• Grasshopper

Each report includes the following: cover page, habitat, group, food, babies, label, fun facts, photos, and table of contents page


• Ladybug

• Bumblebee

• Dragonfly

• Butterfly

• Grasshopper



This is part of a complete BUNDLE available to purchase. If you like this product, you may also like the following:

All About Reptiles.

All About Amphibians.

All About Insects.

All About Mammals.

ALL About Birds.

All About Fish.

This is also part of a weekly series and included in my MEGA guided reading bundle filled with activities for 40 weeks of fun! Check out the other resources here

Guided Reading with a Purpose Series.


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