K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)

K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)
K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)
K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)
K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)
K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)
K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)
K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)
K-3 Life Cycle Story: A Chance to Grow (CCSS Aligned)
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Description: This 10-page document includes a story, glossary, and vocabulary pretest aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The story covers the life cycle of various animals and insects,
as well as the food chain. The Flesch-Kincaid grade level readability is 3.6.

It has not been illustrated; therefore, students can use this story to create their own illustrations. Only the title page and student glossary have clipart. Additionally, the page borders are adorned with sunflowers. Students are provided space to illustrate the story on each page to match the meaning of the text.

Fifteen vocabulary words are boldface typed within the story with definitions provided on the glossary page: hatch, Luna moth, cocoon, sprout, bud, famished, tadpole, bullfrog, bulging, rooster, hen, mature, coop, ruffled, and roost. The vocabulary pretest has illustrations and real photos of some of the terminology and asks students to match the word with the image.

*Sample text from the story:
Next, the chick found a large striped seed on the ground.
“Please don't eat me,” said the seed. “For I haven't had a chance to grow. My mom says that I will grow up to be a giant sunflower just like my sister!”
“My mom said I could eat flowers,” said the starving chick.
“Well, you'll have to wait until I sprout, grow leaves, and bud into a flower!” said the seed. The chick agreed to wait and went to search for other food.
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The purpose is to have students illustrate and read it to their parents or other students in the school. This would make an excellent literacy center independent project, as well as a great way to integrate science into language arts. I wrote this story for my First Grade students. I used it with my class to create several student illustrated class books during group work---each reading group creates a different book after hearing the story.

This activity correlates to the following Common Core State Standards on Speaking and Listening.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:

Kindergartners: #5
Grade 1 Students: #5
Grade 2 Students: #5
Grade 3 Students: #5

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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