This is a great way to integrate teaching animal life cycles with writing. Before starting the project, we learned about the stages in a butterfly life cycle and read mentor texts by Doreen Cronin (Diary of a Fly, Diary of a Spider, etc). This project took my second grade class a few weeks, since we did two drafts.
The bundle includes:
- Writing template for student book
- Guidelines for the assignment
- Fact reference sheet (details about each stage)
- 3 student work samples with teacher notes
- Grading rubric
I hope your students enjoy this project as much as mine did!