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
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
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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