are great little subjects to learn scientific investigation and observation. So, let your students get outside and study bugs! Insects, not spiders...This insect study template is geared to the six-legged creatures.
GRAB A MAGNIFYING LENS and GO!
Be an entomologist in your own backyard! Teachers, you can do this along with the kids and have fun, too. Everyone will enjoy scientific observations, writing about, and sketching and labeling their critters once they have captured them.
JUST LET THE KIDS OUT TO FIND A BUG, AND LET THEM WRITE AND DRAW!
The outline of facts, and questions will help steer kids toward inquiry and discovery and sharing.
Turn report writing into fun writing by exploring outdoors and using a special "subject" to study.
This includes 6 student pages to help investigate, describe, observe, think, predict, label and draw, and write a final report using a template for those who need extra support! This template makes it easy for writers who need a graphic organizer to complete an informational writing piece on an insect.
The "jar" graphic allows them the opportunity to draw their 6-legged critter. Follow up with a mini research for more information about their insect.
Have fun in the yard, park, field, playground, or wherever you end up! (Remind the kids to let the bugs go afterward.)
*THIS WRITING RESOURCE IS COMMON CORE ALIGNED FOR WRITING TO INFORM*
I hope your kids have a great time with this Critter Craze activity, and perhaps it will be a great jumpstart for writing an insect report.
If you like this insect lesson activity, and your kids had fun finding an insect and writing about it, you may want to check out: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Animal-Report-Writing-to-Inform-Templates
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