Bats Non-Fiction ELA & Science Unit

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This 'All About Bats' unit has 150 pages full of everything you need to teach bats this fall. This comprehensive unit includes tons of bat science and non-fiction ELA activities.

Bat printables and materials are provided to teach a labeled diagram of a bat, bat research and writing, the life cycle of a bat, compare and contrast bats and birds, bat can, have, are, eat, look, fact posters and question sheets, bat vocabulary, and more!

This pack has everything you need to teach about bats (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!).

The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards.

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*Table of Contents

*Full Listings of the COMMON CORE STANDARDS covered in the unit

* KWL (KNOW WONDER LEARN) & SCHEMA about bats - Sheets & Headers for charts

*ASKING QUESTIONS before, during, and after reading and learning about bats. Blank template provided for students to record their questions.

* VOCABULARY POSTERS of important bat words. Features real, full-color photos.

*THEME WORD CARD activity where students must define words about bats using a glossary and illustrate the meaning.

*VOCABULARY WORD MATCHING activity where students must match bat vocabulary words with their meaning. You could use these cards to play memory or glue the matches on the provided template.

*8 full colorFACT POSTERS provide the teacher and students with information about bats (all about bats, habitat, types, dangers, appearance, life cycle). For every poster, there is a question sheet.

*SORTING FACTS activity where students must cut and paste facts into the correct category (habitat, life cycle, appearance, etc.) based on information learned from the fact posters.

*Bat ARE, CAN, HAVE, EAT, LOOK sheet & sorting facts about bats activity.

*Bat FACT FINDING sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact posters.

*LABELED DIAGRAM of a Bat activities & posters
1) 2 anchor charts each (1 with real image & 1 with illustration)
2) Posters & headings to make class anchor charts
3) Cut & paste the labels/name the parts

*Bat TYPES CRAFT where students can cut out pictures of 5 bats and order them by size on a craft.

*LIFE CYCLE of a Bat activities and posters provided!
1) Anchor chart
2) Posters & headings to make class anchor charts
3) Mini book to write about the life cycle
4) Story book to fill in and draw pictures
5) Cut & paste labels around the life cycle

*COMPARE & CONTRAST with Venn Diagrams. Compare bats and birds; sort facts about each into the correct part of the diagram. One extra sheet provided to compare bats to another mammal, animal, or type of bat.

*The Life of a Bat Mini-Book. A fill-in the blanks mini-book with the most important facts about a bat's day to day life (habitat, life cycle, etc.)

*RESEARCH TEMPLATE for students to record notes that they locate while reading the fact sheets or elsewhere. Organized into headings (appearance, habitat, life cycle, etc.)

*REPORT BOOKLET & WRITING PAPER are provided as a follow up to the research project. Students can put their notes into paragraph form and make a non-fiction book. Many page options included.

*CANADIAN PAGES are provided for Canadian buyers needing Canadian spelling. Duplicate pages are provided with the alternate spelling.

Look at the PREVIEW for an overview of the activities and materials provided in this pack.

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Bats Non-Fiction ELA & Science Unit
Bats Non-Fiction ELA & Science Unit
Bats Non-Fiction ELA & Science Unit
Bats Non-Fiction ELA & Science Unit