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 more.
Students will be motivated to read to learn all about these interesting insects and their life cycle and adaptations.
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.
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
NGSS 4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the
information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
Science topics addressed include:
Diversity between species
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
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3rd Grade Science Lesson Bundle
Properties of Water Unit
Starter Set of Flaps and Folds