My students love learning about animals, and bats are usually at the top of the list! This unit offers a variety of activities that can be used when learning about these interesting mammals.
This unit integrates science content (life science) and language arts (reading and writing). The activities offer your students more practice with various ELA skills as they learn about bats. You could easily use the materials during your science time, or if you desire, you could also use them during your reading and/or writing time.The activities were designed to foster individual engagement, as well as offer some opportunities for whole group engagement.
The following activities are included in this unit:
*Suggested Reading List
*Contents and Suggestions for Use
*Bat Facts Organizer
*Bats Can/Have/Are Organizer
*Bats Web Organizer
*Three Truths and One Lie
*Reading Passage: Battle of the Bats (Fruit Bats vs. Vampire Bats)
*Fruit Bats/Vampire Bats Venn Diagram
*Reading Passage: Echolocation
*Echolocation Comprehension Companion (text dependent questions)
*Echolocation Simulation Activity directions
*Fact/Opinion Pocket Book Sort
*Bat Words/Terms Dictionary (includes two different covers: My Dictionary of Bat Terms and My Dictionary of Bat Words)
*True/False I Spy (includes color and B/W versions, recording page, and answer key)
*Parts of Speech Scoot (sentences provide factual information about bats, students identify the part of speech of the underlined word in each sentence; includes color and B/W versions, recording page, and answer key)
*Bats Writing Prompt and rough draft organizer (informative writing; two versions of lined paper included)
*Do You Like Bats? Writing Prompt and rough draft organizers (opinion writing; two versions of lined paper included)
*My Bat Story Writing Prompt and rough draft organizer (narrative writing; two versions of lined paper included)
Be sure to check out the preview file to see what's included!