I use these pages with my students when exploring explanatory writing pieces. I've found these pages help to break down & guide students through this type of writing. I have included 2 versions of each animal life cycle page set. The first version provides students with transition words (first, next, then, last) at each stage. The second version asks students to begin using transition words in their writing independently. These documents cover these life cycles: Frog, Butterfly, Pumpkin, Oak Tree, Ladybug, Chicken, and Sea Turtle.