Two of my favorites for fall and a ton of fun with BATS!
These materials are differentiated, so you can provide materials for children at different learning levels. Not every page will be perfect for every ability, that's the beauty of differentiated materials!
Stellaluna Book Companion
I love the book Stellaluna and put together these materials for kindergarten specifically.
You will find that many of the activities offered will work for different ability levels. I always have found that kindergarteners come in at different levels, and this product was designed to work for a range of abilities! A lot of the materials would work for pre-k, some for first graders and speech and language as well. Look at the preview, as it contains everything in the unit! You will have more than enough materials for a full week of whole group and center activities! Or prepare everything and use it for a SUB TUB!
EASY TO READ FONT on all of the materials!!
Problem and Solution (draw or write)
Beginning and End (differentiated....kids can draw or write the answer)
Label it! Use the word bank to label the things in the story
Stellaluna Mini Flip Book for Story Elements
Stellaluna....How did she feel in the beginning? at the end?
Stellaluna Board Game: Get Stellaluna to the Mango!
Roll and Color the Bats: Printable for Math and Addition
Bat Cave Counting Math Center:
Children read the number word in each bat cave,
Children find the card with that many bats and mangoes on it....and match them up!
Bat Cave Number Sense Center:
Bat Caves with Numbers
Ten Frames with Mangoes
Bats Cards with tally marks
Children match all of the like numbers together!
Bat Positional Word Work
Branch and Moon
copy and laminate/use these on a flannel board for positional word work. There is a script for the teacher included
Bat and Bird Food Sort Fun
Using Small Trash Bins from the Dollar Store, children will sort the pictures of bugs and fruit and "feed" them to the correct animal
What do Bats do? What do birds do? Pocket Chart Sorting Activity
14 sorting cards and a Bat and Bird Card for the top of the pocket chart
Compare and Contrast Bats and Birds
Illustrate a BAT FACT
Illustrate a BIRD FACT (use these printables as a follow up to the pocket chart sort)
Question in the Middle Picture Cards (great for non-verbal students...they can point to the answers)
I Have Who Has? Card Game (19 cards)
Beginning Middle and End Printable
Stellaluna Writing Printables with making inferences (8)
Stellaluna: Describe the main character
Label the Bat Color Mat
Label the Bat: fill in the body parts in color
Label the Bat: fill in the labels in BW
Stellaluna's Feelings Printable:
Children will read the question and look at the faces of the children on the printable...they will circle how they think Stellaluna felt in each of the situations in the story.
Food Sort Cut and Paste Printables
ABC Stellaluna WRITE THE ROOM printable
Stellaluna's Lost Literacy Center
Children will put the bat word cards in abc order and then record their answers on the recording sheet!
Bat Emergent Reader with bat facts and a final page for the children to draw a bat!
Stellaluna Upper and Lower Case Matching Center
Use the Bat Cards with Capital Letters along with the Stellaluna lower case printable
Children will draw a bat card and look at the capital letter....then they will use a bingo dauber to dot the lower case letter that matches it!
Hang the Bats Fine Motor and Literacy Center
Use a clothesline and the Bat Uppercase Letter Cards along with clothespins to clip all of the bats along the clothesline in abc order....my kids love doing this activity!
These materials were inspired by the book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.
The book is not included.
Bat Literacy Center Pack
If you like to study bats, this may be the perfect set of literacy centers to keep your littles learning! I suggest combining this with my STELLALUNA BOOK COMPANION AND MY THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A BAT BOOK COMPANION! Designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten or children who need extra work with the concepts covered in this set.
You will get 130 pages of literacy materials all around the theme of BATS!
Not everything is shown in the preview, but you will get a good understanding of the level of difficulty by looking at a large sample of the center materials.
Concepts covered include:
Beginning and Ending Sounds
Beginning Sight Words
Capital and Lower Case Letters
Fine Motor/Letter Tracing
Here is a list of the centers included:
Matching Bats (capital and lc matching)
In the Bat Cave (capital and lc matching)
Batty Dice Race (letter tracing)
Batty for Beginning Sounds (identify beginning sounds and record your answers)
Moonlight Memory (sight word memory-remember matching)
Clipping Colors (look at the bat's color and clip the correct color word)
Rainbow Bats (Emergent Reader with color word tracing and sight words)
Batty Word Builders (use letter tiles to spell out the CVC words with an "a" in the middle...am, at, ad, an, ag, ap...includes recording sheet)
Front and Back CVC Printables (for follow up to the word building center)
Color Word Tracing Cards
Sleepy Bats Alphabet Tracing Cards (26 cards...one card for each letter of the alphabet)
Looking for Fruit (match the capital letter bats to the lower case mangoes)
Flying Fruit Bats Game (use the capital letter bats and the lower case letter mango cards along with the bat caves that have beginning sound clipart inside)
sight words include: