Bat Writing and Craft Project: Studying bats and want a fun art project to go with it? I love bats, and my kids do, too! This bat-lovers' resource has two main projects, but there are several options for differentiating or adapting this to suit your lessons.
For Informational Writing, Narrative Writing--
No particular reference to Halloween
Choose the pages that best fit your students' needs.
This is versatile enough for nonfiction writing, narrative writing, and if you choose--for a Halloween project.There is no reference to Halloween, which is appropriate for students or a class that does not celebrate Halloween.
BAT SHAPE BOOK: Make an informational bat shape book with selected prompts. Cut stack and staple together to make a fun little book. Blank and lined bat pages are included for narrative writing, or for report writing without the prompts.
BIG BAT PROJECT: Measures about 16 inches long~
Make large bats (black, gray or brown) with the patterns in this file. They are simple to make--and you can choose one of two ways to make them: 1) cut out and trace, or 2) print on heavy paper to cut out and assemble. Then hang the bats UPSIDE DOWN, or RIGHT-SIDE UP. Their wings can be folded and stapled to hold papers or a small paperback book, too! Have fun hanging several of them upside down on a line!
This also makes a great accompaniment to "Stella Luna", as well as any nonfiction/expository reading your students are reading. Great for Halloween, but it is not limited to the holiday. If you are studying bats, this goes well with your unit, with no reference to Halloween.
1. Reading and writing
2. Fine motor skills
3. Spatial/visual skills, working with shapes, directional concepts
4. Following directions
Pg. 4: Craftivity Ideas (helpful suggestions for the teacher)
Pg. 5: Bat Assembly Directions (for students to read and follow)
Pg. 6-10: Bat Craft Pattern Pieces (to print and use or trace)
Pg. 11: Extra: Optional name labels
Pg. 12: Bat Facts (to preview for writing content and vocabulary)
Pg. 13: Book Cover: “All About Bats”
Pg. 14: Cover with traceable letters
Pg. 15: Gray Book cover
Pg. Book pages 16-25-—Includes KWL pages, Bats can, have, are, eat, live, are important because…
Pg. 26: Blank Bat (for Teacher or Student Writing/drawing)
Pg. 27: Lined Bat paper to add to book
Pg. 28- 29: Small Bats for fact cards or miscellaneous use
Pg. 30: Photo examples
Common Core links for writing are included in the file.
Note to those who have purchased this: I Revised slide/page #15 on 9-17-14 The text is fixed!!
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