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BOOK ACTIVITIES & EXTENSIONS: Stellaluna
You students will go batty for HANGING OUT WITH STELLALUNA; a thematic unit that will extend the learning from Janelle Cannon’s book, STELLALUNA. Included are activities to use before reading the book, while reading the book, and after reading the book. Skills in language arts, math, science, critical thinking, and visual arts are addressed. Social awareness and understanding are also studied. This unit is CCSS aligned.
✽ BEFORE reading the book
✼ Attitude graph
✼ KWL chart
✽ WHILE reading the book
✼ Illustrations + point of view
✽ AFTER reading the book
✼ Story map printable
✼ Point of view comparison chart
✼ Compare & contrast Venn diagram + printable
✼ Scientific knowledge
✼ Community mentor
✼ Non-fiction book links
✼ On-line book link
✼ Social awareness and empathy discussion
✽ LANGUAGE ARTS ACTIVITIES
✼ Vocabulary and word work
--- Stellaluna Word Hunt literacy center
--- Batty Words printable (word ladders)
--- Creative stories about bats
--- Retelling of learned bat facts
--- Bat shaped poems
--- BATS acrostic poems
--- Bats & Bridges literacy center (long & short sounds of /a/)
--- Bat Blends literacy center (initial blends bl, br, gr, wh)
✽ MATH ACTIVITIES
✼ Math journal prompts
✼ Bat Wings printable (odd/even numbers)
✼ Stellaluna Tangram Puzzles math center
✽ VISUAL ARTS
✼ Origami bat craft
✼ Flying bat craft
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