Insects: Butterflies and Moths; Reading; Science; Spring

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Get ready for spring! Do you know the differences between butterflies and moths? Find out this and more when you teach this mini-unit! You and your students will enjoy the variety of activities, worksheets and resources!

Common Core Aligned:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.10
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.D
Provide a concluding statement or section.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.6
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.7
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

All pages are shown in the preview. The pages included are:

page 1: cover
page 2: KWL chart
page 3: Glossary of vocabulary words
page 4: Non-fiction passage about butterflies
page 5: Bubble map to describe butterflies
page 6: Non-fiction passage about moths
page 7: Bubble map to describe moths
pages 8-9: Venn diagram and answer key (difficult version)
pages 10-11: Venn diagram cut and paste and answer key (easy)
page 12: Non-fiction passage about the life cycles of moths and butterflies
page 13: Chart demonstrating the life cycle process
pages 14-15: Life cycle worksheet and answer key
pages 16-17: True or False worksheet and answer key
page 18: Suggested activities and resource page (youtube links and a reading, writing, art activity
pages 19-20: Worksheet labeling a butterfly and answer key
pages 21-22: Worksheet on differentiating between butterflies and moths and answer key
page 23: Non-fiction passage on migration
page 24: Suggested activities and resources
pages 25-26: Multiple choice worksheet about migrration and answer key (easy version)
pages 27-28: Worksheet about migration (difficult version)
pages 29-30: Vocabulary review crossword puzzle and answer key
pages 31-32: Cut and paste Fact or Opinion worksheet
page 33: Step-by-step instructions for writing a research report
pages 34-35: Graphic organizer for moth or butterfly report
page 36: Rough Draft form
page 37-38: Final Copy form
page 39: Suggested activities and resources for butterflies in the classroom science lesson
pages 40-41: Journal cover and journal pages
page 42: Terms of use and graphics credit

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Insects:  Butterflies and Moths; Reading; Science; Spring
Insects:  Butterflies and Moths; Reading; Science; Spring
Insects:  Butterflies and Moths; Reading; Science; Spring
Insects:  Butterflies and Moths; Reading; Science; Spring
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