Bats and Spiders Unit | Bats and Spiders Activities

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    This fun and engaging bundle combines my two favorite themes to teach in October: bats and spiders! Each unit is jam-packed with activities to infuse science and your reading standards together! You will love teaching these bat and spider units and your students will love learning about these two often misunderstood creatures!

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    What's in Each Unit:

    Bat Unit:

    Ready to engage your students with the high interest subject of bats? All while covering all of your reading and science standards! In this bat unit you will find all of my favorite bat activities!

    Use With Your Favorite Bat Books:

    Many of the activities can be used with your favorite fiction and non-fiction bat books including the titles:

    • "Stellaluna"
    • "Bat Loves the Night"
    • "Nightsong"
    • "Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats"

    Other great book suggestions and videos are available in this pack.

    See this unit in action!

    This pack includes:

    Resource Page: Books, websites, and videos to help teach your spider unit.

    Anchor Charts:

    • KWL interactive anchor chart for class to document their learning about bats. Also includes a mini KWL for students to record their learning
    • Bats VS. Birds Comparison chart to compare how bats and birds are alike and different! Perfect if you're reading Stellaluna! Also includes a printable Venn diagram comparing and contrasting bats and birds for students to record their own information on bats and birds.

    Vocabulary

    • Vocabulary “read and do” activity to build content specific vocabulary related to bats.
    • Blank vocabulary “read and do” activity so you can add your own vocabulary words.
    • Vocabulary Assessment (PARCC Style Questions- Ideal for 2nd and 3rd graders)

    Bat Worksheets-Quick Prints to use through out your unit:

    • Bats Vs. Birds Tab-book for comparing bats and birds

    • Bats! Reading Comprehension Passage-Original non-fiction text “Bats! Bats! Bats!” with CCSS style comprehension questions.

    • Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction Bat Books style- perfect quick print to use in literacy stations as students explore bat themed books.

    • 3-2-1- Summarizing my Learning recording sheet- allows students to summarize their learning in this easy to complete, but rigorous summarizing activity.

    Hands-on and Engaging Bat Crafts and Activities:

    • Bat Fact cards on 8 different species of bats- have students learn more about these misunderstood creatures.

    • Folding Up Bat Facts! Fact and opinion sort with bat craft and mini booklet

    • “B is for Bat” ABC Order Center

    • “B is for Bat”- ABC order cut and paste activity

    Bat Writing Activities and Crafts:

    • “My Batty Adventure” Writing Craft with writing paper and symmetrical bat tracer- perfect craft to complete and hang up around your classroom for a bat cave!
    • Bat report form and report writing sheet- perfect for beginning researchers!
    • “Bats are…” Opinion writing craft with grading rubric- perfect way to end your unit and to have students share what they've learned about bats.

    Spider Unit Activities


    This fun and engaging spider unit is jam-packed with activities to infuse science into your literacy block! In this unit you will find amazing and enaging spider activities to help your students not only better understand these often misunderstood creatures, but cover your literacy standards as well!

    Use With Your Favorite Spider Books:

    Many of the activities can be used with your favorite fiction and non-fiction bat books including the titles:

    • "Diary of a Spider"
    • "National Geographic for Kids: Spider"
    • "Arrrgh! Spiders"
    • "Spiders" by Gail Gibbons

    Other great book suggestions and videos are available in this pack.

    This pack includes:

    Resource Page: Books, websites, and videos to help teach your spider unit.

    Anchor Charts:

    • Are you Afraid of Spiders?- See how your students feel about spiders before you begin your unit. Includes printable
    • Spider! KWL Class Chart- see what your students already know about spiders.
      With student recording sheet- have students record their own information as
      you build your chart.
    • Spiders Can Have Are- help your students build their understanding of
      adjectives and verbs with this descriptive anchor chart. Includes students printable
    • Spiders VS Bugs- help students compare spiders vs bugs as they learn that
      spiders are not actually bugs at all! Includes two printables for students to work
      on comparing spiders and insects.

    Vocabulary

    • Spider Vocabulary Cards- use to help introduce content specific vocabulary
    • Spider Vocabulary “read and do”
    • Blank vocabulary “read and do”
    • Vocabulary Assessment (PARCC Style Questions- Ideal for 2nd and 3rd graders)

    Spider Worksheets-Quick Prints to use through out your unit:

    • Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction Spider Books style
    • Spider story retell
    • 3-2-1- Summarizing my learning recording sheet

    Hands-on and Engaging Spider Activities:

    • Edible Spider Project- help your students understand the anatomy of a spider with this fun project! Use the reference chart to teach students about a spider’s body, then, have them build their own spider out of marshmallows, chocolate chips, and pretzels. Includes quick print and rubric.
    • Spider True or False game and craft- after learning about spiders, have students play the sorting game, then make their own spider with a true or false sorting piece.
    • Spider Words Sort- Adjective and very sorting game. Perfect for centers!

    Spider Writing Activities and Crafts:

    • Spider Reports- use the information cards and have students write their own report on a spider.
    • “Spiders are…” Opinion writing craft. with grading rubric

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    If you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!

    ♥ Leigh Langton from The Applicious Teacher

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