What’s Included in This Packet:
Activities to do with the 14 different creepy crawlies
2 Classroom Book Covers
“I can describe…” Map for each Creepy Crawly
“Have, Can, Are” Maps for each Creepy Crawly
Clipboard Page for each Creepy Crawly
Life Cycle of an Ant
Life Cycle of a Bee
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Life Cycle of a Fly
Life Cycle of a Grasshopper
Life Cycle of a Ladybug
Examples of Research by Kindergarten students
Blank Life Cycle pages
Creature Feature Pages and Examples
Blank copy of “I can describe…” Map
Blank copy of Double “I can describe…” Map
Blank Venn Diagram
Blank “Have, Can, Are” Map
Blank Clipboard Page
16 Creepy Crawly Picture Cards
How to use this research packet:
Begin by letting students choose a creepy crawly they want to
research. You could let students work in partners or groups, or each have their own creepy crawly.
Let students research their creepy crawly by reading books, magazines or newspapers (such as Scholastic, Time for Kids, etc.) about their creature. They could also search for information on the internet and/or by asking family members or friends.
After students have researched their creature you could begin with the “I can describe…” page and/or the “Can, Have, Are” map to make a quick list of things about their creepy crawlies. These two pages will be helpful when the child begins to write their report about their creature. I would print these off and have available for all of your little researchers. (Just as a note, by this time of year my kindergarteners have had many experiences with these 2 types of maps and understand how to fill them in.)
The clipboard research page can be used for younger writers to share the information they gathered about their creepy crawly. I have also included a different format of research pages for older students.
My little guys are always very excited to share their research. You could let each student or group present their information to the class.
You might choose to collect all of their research reports and make a class book. If so, you will find a colored book cover for just this purpose included with this packet.
Have fun researching all of the different creepy crawlies and helping your little people become researchers and scientists!
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