Students will learn about life butterfly life cycle and butterfly adaptations through this close reading unit. This resource provides you with a complete unit for studying the Life Cycle of a Butterfly. This unit includes an observation book, butterfly life cycle wheel, a four page nonfiction passage for Close Reading, Close Reading strategies, 15 interactive notebook flaps and folds, Text Dependent Comprehension pages, Writing Prompts, a True False Sort, and a life cycle sort.
Students will be motivated to read to learn all about these interesting insects and their life cycle and adaptations.
This resource includes reading passages and comprehension questions for butterfly life cycle.
This unit is aligned with CCSS on reading and writing informational text for 3rd grade.
It is also aligned with NGSS Life Science standards for 3rd Grade. Students will love reading and learning about the butterfly life cycle.
Aligned with NGSS for both third and fourth grade.
NGSS 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth,
growth, reproduction, and death.
NGSS 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support
survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction
For NGSS 3rd Grade
Next Generation Science Standards
Science topics addressed include:
Butterfly life cycle
Diversity between species
Lifecycle of a butterfly
The four page article focuses on the life cycle of a butterfly.
Nonfiction Reading and Writing Skills addressed include:
Main Idea and supporting details
How graphics support the text
Answering text dependent comprehension questions
Paragraph writing: descriptive and informative
Students love my reading comprehension passages and questions! See my other resources:
3rd Grade Science Lesson Bundle
Properties of Water Unit
Starter Set of Flaps and Folds