Head Lice - A Nit-Picky Resource for Primary Grades

Grade Levels
K - 3rd, Homeschool
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49 pages
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That's right! My Senior Kindergarten and Grade 1 class have chosen head lice as their inquiry-learning path. This package is appropriate for primary grades - with specific connections to the Ontario Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 curricula.

This resource has ideas and pages connecting to several areas of the Ontario curriculum:
- Language (Reading Comprehension, Writing, Text Features)
- Science (Life Cycles, Needs and Characteristics of Living Things)
- Math (Addition, Subtraction, Measurement)
- Health (Hygiene)
- Physical Education (Fine Motor Skills)

All pages are compatible with both Canadian and American spellings.

- other resource suggestions
- 3 pages of reading
- 1 true/false quiz, 2 reading application follow-ups
- 1 procedural writing page
- a poem (2 pages - male/female clipart)
- life cycle drawing page
- labelling louse body parts page
- fine motor centers idea (with notes and pictures)
- 4 addition problems, 4 subtraction problems (to ten)
- 6 mazes
- 2 half-page lice pictures, 1 full-page louse

Read Aloud Supports:

*** Elise Gravel's "Head Lice"
- schema (before and after reading)
- compare and contrast with a vampire
- author's voice
- measuring a louse, comparing lengths (read-aloud not needed)
- the best part (personal response)

*** David Shannon's "Bugs in my Hair!"
- schema
- the best part (personal response)
- cause and effect
- story retell

*** Catherine Stier's "Bugs in my Hair?!"
- the best part (personal response)
- schema
- story retell

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Total Pages
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