Decoy Spiders: A Common Core Reading and Science Mini-Unit

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Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and/or socials studies? Look no further! Undercover Spider: A Reading and Science Mini Unit on Decoy Spiders is for you! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology!

The study involves a 2-Week Study of Decoy Spiders
The unit study is as follows:

Week 1

Days 1 & 2: Read, highlight and review vocabulary terms.
Students write sentences for each term.

Day 3: Read and highlight the article with your class.
Preview and highlight the questions and activities.

Day 4: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class.
(Whole group, small groups or individually)

Day 5: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class.
(Whole group, small groups or individually)
Week 2

Day 1: Complete the Venn Diagram graphic organizer.
(Whole group, small groups or individually)


Days 2 &3: Complete the Brief Constructed Response Activity
(Whole group, small groups or individually)

Day 4 : Grade BCRs and provide feedback to students.

and/Or

Have students provide peer feedback using the
key as an exemplar.


Day 5: Unit Debriefing and Review









The study packet includes:
- Informational Text Articles.
- Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions.
- Real World Internet Investigation Activities.
- Graphic Organizers
- Extensive Brief Constructed Responses based on Graphic Organizer notations.

***The study involves comprehension questions based on all of the common core, informational text reading strategies:

Key Ideas and Details
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3

Craft and Structure

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10


Study Implementation Suggestions

The packet includes suggestions on how to implement the study.

Answer Keys

All activities in the study have a thorough answer key.

Student Packet
We know that student packets make life much easier for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet included with the unit so that you can copy and make a study packet for each student.

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Lightbulb Teaching would like to thank you for downloading this product. We hope that you and your students enjoy it. Have fun!!


Total Pages
40
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Decoy Spiders: A Common Core Reading and Science Mini-Unit
Decoy Spiders: A Common Core Reading and Science Mini-Unit
Decoy Spiders: A Common Core Reading and Science Mini-Unit
Decoy Spiders: A Common Core Reading and Science Mini-Unit
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