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Honeybee by Candace Fleming Lesson Plan and Google Activities

Grade Levels
1st - 4th, Homeschool
Standards
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
Pages
48 pages
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Description

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the nonfiction mentor text picture book Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann. This is an excellent story for studying informational text or animal and insect studies. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs.

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • main idea and details
  • analyzing text features
  • analyzing key details and illustrations
  • using text evidence to close read
  • Comparing and contrasting but can easily be modified for other uses
  • author's purpose

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses
  • Google Docs for student responses
  • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade
  • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

Your first, second, third or fourth grade students will love this story!

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Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

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