Students will color a butterfly shape. Then they will
write a descriptive (informative) piece using a four-square graphic organizer about their butterfly. When finished, they will read their writing and have their classmates guess which butterfly they were describing.
This coordinates with a set that links the Next Generation Science Standards to the Common Core Standards. Check out "Butterflies and Pollination--Linking the Next Generation Science Standards and the ELA Common Core."
Included in this set:
Writing Graphic Organizer
Butterfly Shape form
sample of completed organizer
ELA Common Core Standards Addressed:
Literacy.W.1.1 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.
-Literacy.W.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Literacy.W.2.5 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Literacy.W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Literacy.W.3.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
created by Jeri Faber