Diary of a Spider and Spiders Activities, Craft, Writing, Worksheets

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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These Diary of a Spider and Spider activities are a fun and easy way to teach reading, writing, and grammar skills! Easily compare fiction and nonfiction using Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin and the informational book Spiders by Gail Gibbons. This ready to go pack is perfect for Halloween and Fall! Students will love reading and listening to the spider books, and then completing the accompanying activities.

There are graphic organizers, interactive notebook activities, cut and paste activities, writing prompts, worksheets, a vocabulary chart, a spider craft activity, and more!

Included in this Resource -

This 46 page download includes the following activities and more:

*cause and effect


*compare and contrast


*fact and opinion

*main idea and details

*writing response

*using text evidence

*synonyms and antonyms

*character traits

*design your own web

*interview spider

*spider takes a trip writing

*grammar hunt through the text

*create spider riddles

-Answer keys are also included for quick and easy grading!

Ideas for using this Resource -

You can read aloud the Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin and the informational book Spiders by Gail Gibbons. I usually start with Diary of a Spider. I read the book aloud, and ask students questions as I read so that they can make predictions and share connections. Then, over the next few days, the students can complete the fun accompanying book activities. Some activities we do together as a whole group, other activities students work with partners, and some activities students complete independently so I can assess student learning. These activities are great for daily grades!

Next, I read aloud Spiders by Gail Gibbons. This is a fabulous informational text! We complete many of the included activities together as we read the book- vocabulary words, nonfiction text features, facts about spiders.

Finally, we compare the two texts and discuss differences between fiction and nonfiction. The included interactive notebook flip book and graphic organizer make it easy for students to compare and contrast.

Students love the creative writing activities and fun spider fact craft activity! It makes a great fall display for your bulletin board or hallway - Get caught in a web of spider facts!

Teachers like you said -

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"A perfect resource to compare fiction and nonfiction text. The activities were fun and engaging, and spiders are always a topic of interest for third graders. Thank you."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"Excellent comprehension questions, great vocabulary activities. My students enjoyed the creative writing activities."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"Excellent activity, very engaging! Students loved comparing and contrasting the two texts. Craft at the end was easy and not too time consuming!"

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This download is aligned with Common Core Standards:










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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


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