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Bats and Spiders..Using Informational Text to Read and Write!

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Kiddos will have a "batty" good time with all the activities in this packet while meeting common core standards.

It contains:

Mini book with informational text

Life Cycle

Reading for detail

Graphic Organizer

Narrative pre write

Three levels for final write...pre writer, beginning writer, accomplished writer

Paragraph writing...are, can, have

Opinion Writing


Data collection


Key Words...definitions

Vocabulary Cards...12 for posting

Word Search

Let's Make Words

These activities apply to both spiders and bats.

This packet is perfect for applying informational text to the writing process and for working on key vocabulary through word searches and vocabulary activities. The data collection and patterns embed a bit of mathematics into the theme.

Note: There are no implications for Halloween but fits perfectly with the theme. If you are a class that cannot celebrate the holiday this is perfect for you!

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72 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


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