What middle school student doesn’t like creepy crawlers and gross creatures? Grab your student’s attention with yukky bats and surprise them with the rest of the story! They will be floored by how cute these enigmatic creatures truly are. They won't even realize they are practicing critical CCSS skills as they work with friends. This lesson contains two non-fiction articles, a poem, a background PPT, and links to videos that will engage your classroom! The articles and poems have guiding questions that provide practice on CCSS aligned skills such as paraphrasing, main idea and details, text organization patterns, grammar and revision, root word study, and context clues. Easy to follow lesson plan includes hook engage, exit slip, and optional homework.