Bloodsuckers: Fleas! Ticks! Mosquitoes! Leeches! Lice! Vampire Bats!

Robin's Nest
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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198 pages
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Are you ready for a high interest, exciting unit to pique the curiosity of your students during this ghostly time of year? Then "Bloodsuckers!" is the product for you! This

product features informational reading selections about fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, lice, and vampire bats! Color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations help students to understand the life cycles of each of these creepy crawly pests! A great way to

tie in life cycles with reading and writing!

Also included are the following:

- Anchor charts

- Vocabulary activities (word search, crossword puzzle, scrambled letters, letter

shapes, and a "Crack the Code" activity)

- Vocabulary cards to display in your classroom

- Vocabulary notebooks for students to use

- Written response comprehension questions for each section!

- Guess Who I Am? riddle activity

- Diagrams to clearly explain life cycles

- Prewriting organizers for informational writing

- Editing checklists for students to use with partners

- Prewriting organizer chart

- List of commonly used transition words and phrases

- KWL chart for each of the creatures in the unit

Total Pages
198 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).


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