Your students will be all abuzz about insects with this week-long unit! Daily detailed lesson plans and literature suggestions make your job easier. The engaging activities focus on literacy, science, math, handwriting, music, and art. There are also links to YouTube videos that fit in perfectly as well.
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to read each lesson plan, see the Week-at-a-Glance planning sheet, as well as examples of printables and art projects.
How the Unit is Set Up:
Each lesson plan explains how to introduce the concept, gives literature suggestions, songs and/or YouTube videos with QR codes, art project directions and templates, as well as ideas for hands-on experience or ways to extend the lesson.
Day One: What is an Insect?
Characteristics and Traits of Insects
---Know, Wonder, Learned Sheet
---Parts of an Insect Song
---Insect Writing Craftivity
---Insect/Not an Insect Sort
Day Two: Life Cycle of an Insect
Focus: Butterfly Life Cycle
---Butterfly Life Cycle Craft (2 options)
Day Three: Why are Insects Important?
---“You Won’t Bee-lieve This” Writing Craftivity
Day Four: Insect Adaptations
---Insect Adaptations Video I created specifically for this unit
---Dragonfly in Disguise camouflage activity
---Insect Inventor writing activity
Day Five: Insect Fun
---Review information from the unit
---Potato Stamped Ladybugs or Ants at a Picnic Craft
This unit also includes:
---15 Math Worksheets
---13 Literacy Worksheets
---5 Handwriting Sheets
---2 Emergent Readers (in b&w and color)
---20 Word Wall Cards
*Please note that this is a ZIP file. It includes the PDF file of the unit and the insect adaptations video I created. You will need to unzip the file after downloading it to access both the unit and video. The video is an MP4 file and can be played using Windows Media Player.
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