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Eric Carle - The Very Quiet Cricket

Eric Carle - The Very Quiet Cricket
Product Description
This unit was written to help teachers integrate reading, writing, and science when learning about insects. It aligns with common core standards for first grade, but could easily be used with second grade also.

Included in this unit:

The Very Quiet Cricket:

Cloze activity - focus on context clues and vocabulary

comprehension questions - with higher level thinking questions

sequence strips for retelling

picture cards to help students visualize the events - great for center or pocket chart.

timeline project with 2 suggestions for use - one independent and one collaborative project

narrative writing - story starter with paper included

Informational Writing:

lesson plans for informational writing on insects ( cc standards included)

Insect information cards and kid friendly pictures for the following insects:
cricket, praying mantis, cicada, locust, bumblebee, luna moth, spittlebug, dragonfly, monarch butterfly, ladybug, and caterpillar

graphic organizer for prewriting

my insect is, has, can... activity

project for displaying student writing - textboxes included

student rubric

lifecycle flipbook project with fun pasta display

class book on insects ( 2 different papers included)

exemplars to post so that students can visualize the end product

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Thanks for checking it out!


If you have any questions or would like some more insects included please email me: deirdreforde@comcast.net


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Total Pages
38 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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