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Diary of a Butterfly Writing Project (Life Cycles)

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
Formats Included
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14 pages
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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!
Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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