Butterfly Life Cycle Reading Comprehension Mini Lesson Print + Digital

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Reading Comprehension Mini-Lessons: From Egg to Butterfly Life Cycle Print and Digital

Looking for an easy way to build reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency, all while learning about a butterfly's life cycle? Then this Reading Comprehension Mini-Lesson Kit is for you!

This lesson kit is designed to be used in your in-person or online classroom and includes a teacher file with answer keys, and printable student file, and a digital student file. Student activities are the same in both the digital and printable files, perfect for hybrid instruction!

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Teacher File includes:

  • Directions on how to use this file in your in person classroom or in your Google ™ Classroom or upload it into Microsoft 365.

  • 5 Day Lesson Plan suggestions- follow the lesson plan guide or use it as needed in your classroom.

  • Suggestions on how to use as part of other learning routines including small group and science.

  • Answer Keys- includes answer keys for easy grading.

Student File includes: (Print and Digital Versions!)

  • Science Passage-From Egg to Butterfly- this nonfiction passage includes bolded words and engaging graphics. It is written to engage your reader from beginning to end. This file also includes a link to a video of a caterpillar forming a chrysalis and a butterfly emerging.

  • Vocabulary Practice- Help build your student’s content vocabulary with this activity page.

  • Quick Questions- These questions help students cover the who, what, where, when, why, and how. Perfect for a quick spot check of comprehension.

  • Reading Strategy- Scientific Sequence- Help students develop a deeper understanding of scientific sequence with this reading comprehension graphic organizer. Students use the text and photographs to fill in the chart.
  • Written Response- Students take their learning forward with this written response activity. Students use the text and the text features to explain how a butterfly moves through its life cycle.

  • Interactive Activity- Butterfly Life Cycle- This interactive activity asks students to create a chart demonstrating the different stages in a butterfly’s life cycle.


PLEASE NOTE: due to the nature of this product, you can email this file to parents or upload them to a password-protected classroom. You may not, however, edit or change the file and or sell it for your own personal gain.

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Total Pages
38 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.


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