First Grade Literacy: INSECTS

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This brand new packet is all about reading, writing, and learning about insects while meeting the First Grade ELA Common Core Standards.

The packet focuses on original informational text and follow-up activities that are all designed to meet the ELA standards while making reading and learning about insects understandable, interesting, and fun for first graders.

The packet begins with an overview of insects (14 pages), including their defining characteristics and body parts, comprehension questions, drawing, and writing. This is followed by a fun and in-depth study, including close reading, of six insects: ladybug, bee, grasshopper, dragonfly, beetle, and butterfly. (Answer sheets are included for some of the activities.)

The activities for each insect includes:

Ladybug (14 pages):
1 page-reading-informational text about the ladybug
1 page-text features-using paragraph headings to locate information
1 page-text illustration-using a ladybug illustration to identify body parts
1 page-sentence completion-completing sentences that define words by attributes/categories
1 page-true or false-comprehension questions
2.5 pages-writing-informative/explanatory text
1 page-word sort-long and short vowels
2 pages-correct the mistakes in each sentence (spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization), rewrite the sentences
2 pages-write one sentence using all the words in any order (given key target words and conjunctions: and, but, so because, or)
1.5 pages-writing-narrative

Bee (17 pages):
2 pages-reading-informational text about the bee
2 pages-text features-using paragraph headings to locate information
1 page-text illustration-using a bee illustration to identify body parts
1 page-sentence completion-completing sentences that define words by attributes/categories
1 page-true or false-comprehension questions
2.5 pages-writing-opinion piece
1 page-synonyms-draw a line to the words/phrases that have the same or similar meaning
1 page-counting syllables-multisyllabic words
2 pages-correct the mistakes in each sentence (spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization), rewrite the sentences
2 pages-write one sentence using all the words in any order (given key target words and conjunctions: and, but, so because, or)
1.5 pages-writing-informative/explanatory text

Grasshopper (18 pages):
2 pages-reading-informational text about the grasshopper
2 pages-text features-using paragraph headings to locate information
1 page-text illustration-using a grasshopper illustration to identify body parts
1 page-sentence completion-completing sentences that define words by attributes/categories
1 page-true or false-comprehension questions
2.5 pages-writing-informative/explanatory text
2 pages-finish the sentences-write complete sentences that are: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences using correct punctuation
1 page-counting syllables-multisyllabic words
2 pages-correct the mistakes in each sentence (spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization), rewrite the sentences
2 pages-write one sentence using all the words in any order (given key target words and conjunctions: and, but, so because, or)
1.5 pages-writing-informative/explanatory text

Dragonfly (17 pages):
2 pages-reading-informational text about the dragonfly
2 pages-text features-using paragraph headings to locate information
1 page-text illustration-using a dragonfly illustration to identify body parts
1 page-sentence completion-completing sentences that define words by attributes/categories
1 page-true or false-comprehension questions
2.5 pages-writing-narrative
1 page- synonyms-draw a line to the words/phrases that have the same or similar meaning
1 page-word sort-long and short vowels
2 pages-correct the mistakes in each sentence (spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization), rewrite the sentences
2 pages-write one sentence using all the words in any order (given key target words and conjunctions: and, but, so because, or)
1.5 pages-writing-narrative

Beetle (18 pages):
3 pages-reading-informational text about the beetle
2 pages-text features-using paragraph headings to locate information
1 page-text illustration-using a beetle illustration to identify body parts
1 page-sentence completion-completing sentences that define words by attributes/categories
1 page-true or false-comprehension questions
2.5 pages-writing-opinion piece
1 page-synonyms-draw a line to the words/phrases that have the same or similar meaning
1 page-counting syllables-multisyllabic words
2 pages-correct the mistakes in each sentence (spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization), rewrite the sentences
2 pages-write one sentence using all the words in any order (given key target words and conjunctions: and, but, so because, or)
1.5 pages-writing-informative/explanatory text

Butterfly (19 pages):
3 pages-reading-informational text about the butterfly
2 pages-text features-using paragraph headings to locate information
1 page-text illustration-using a butterfly illustration to identify body parts
1 page-sentence completion-completing sentences that define words by attributes/categories
1 page-true or false-comprehension questions
2.5 pages-writing-informative/explanatory text
2 pages-finish the sentences-write complete sentences that are: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences using correct punctuation
1 page-counting syllables-multisyllabic words
2 pages-correct the mistakes in each sentence (spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization), rewrite the sentences
2 pages-write one sentence using all the words in any order (given key target words and conjunctions: and, but, so because, or)
1.5 pages-writing-narrative

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First Grade ELA Common Core Standards addressed in this packet:
ELA-Literacy
RF/1/1, 1/1/A, 1/3, 1/3/A, 1/3/B, 1/3/C, 1/3/D, 1/3/E, 1/3/F, 1/3/G, 1/4/A
RI/1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
W/1/1, 1/2, 1/3
L/1/1, 1/1/A, 1/1/B, 1/1/C, 1/1/D, 1/1/E, 1/1/F, 1/1/G, 1/1/H, 1/1/I, 1/1/J, 1/2/B, 1/2/D, 1/4/A, 1/4/B, 1/5/A, 1/5/B, 1/5/D, 1/6
Speaking and Listening-all standards may be addressed during group instruction that involves collaborative conversations.

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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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First Grade Literacy: INSECTS
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First Grade Literacy: INSECTS
First Grade Literacy: INSECTS