Chickens An ELA and Science Unit
This chicken unit is packed full of fun and engaging activities for your students.
Little Red Hen and Chicken Little Plays and Puppets
-A 5 part play featuring the Little Red Hen story.
-An 8 part Chicken Little play.
Included are puppets of each character and they are ready to be cut out. Apply a ruler, stick or tongue depressor to the back of the characters and they will be all ready for your students to put on great puppet plays for each other.
*Print on white cardstock for durability.
Easy enough for first graders to read,
Keep them in a center, or use for guided reading instruction with an emphasis on fluency and expression.
Other activities to go with Little Red Hen and Chicken Little include:
-Sequencing the story, students cut sentences apart and put together in the right sequence.
-Cause and Effect worksheets where students complete either the cause or the effect of an action.
-Story elements sheet, where they tell what happened first, next, then and finally and then the ending for the Little Red Hen story.
-Story elements sheet for Chicken Little where students will explain what happened at the beginning, middle and end.
Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones
After reading this book to your students they will learn what the word Oviparous means and write a riddle for an animal that lays eggs. On the inside of the egg students will draw and color a picture of their animal to go in the egg shaped booklet. Add a brad to the top of the egg booklet and you will have students guessing on the animal that lays eggs.
-Life Cycle of Chickens Booklet where students can read, and use the booklet to help them write about chickens.
-18 chicken vocabulary words ready to be displayed in a pocket chart for reference and vocabulary instruction. Use before or after reading the All About Chicken Booklet.
-The Life cycle of a chicken activity where students complete a page where they must write details about each stage in the life of a chicken and match to the correct chicken stage.
-Compare and contrast penguins and chickens
A pocket chart activity. This lesson is great to do to teach students how things are alike and different. A compare and contrast page for students to do on their own comparing penguins and chickens.
-A graphic organizer to write information that they learned about chickens. Final draft paper where students use to write about chickens Students can also use the fun poetry page called Facts about Chickens to write their facts on.
-A chicken art project where students can create and then display their written work with their chickens that they make.
Letters that spell out EGGSTRAORDINARY CHICKENS to be used on the top of a bulletin board to showcase the chickens the students made along with their writings.
-A great recall activity to go along with the book Plot Chickens by Mary Jane and Herm Auch
A planning sheet to write their own chicken stories and paper for their final copies.
Common core standards that this lesson aligns with.
This unit has been updated as of March 29, 2017
Have fun and happy teaching! Jane