Life Cycle of a Butterfly Nonfiction Science & ELA Unit

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Complete Nonfiction Science Life Cycle Unit for the Primary Classroom!

Are you looking for a way to engage students in science topics while practicing essential ELA skills?

Try this Let’s Learn About: Butterflies Unit! This complete nonfiction science and ELA unit includes everything you need for 15-20 days of classroom instruction. Students will investigate the life cycle of a butterfly through books, technology, hands on investigations, research and more all while practicing comprehension skills such as activating schema, asking questions, researching to learn more, identifying main idea/details, and learning new vocabulary.


Suggested Pacing Guide with detailed plans for 15-20 days of instruction.
• Beautiful real life photograph teaching posters to capture students’ interest.
• Student readers at 3 levels for differentiation.
Vocabulary Cards with real life photographs and simple definitions.
• Student Vocabulary Books.
Essential Questions, Book List, Tech Tips, and QR Code links to videos and web resources.
Anchor Chart Pieces with student response pages.
Craftivity to practice labeling butterfly parts.
Graphic Organizers to record thinking.
• Student practice nonfiction writing with the “All About Butterflies” book including text features (labels, diagrams, webs, captions, table of contents, glossary).
Hands On activities and experiments.
Group Research Project with organizers, planning pages, a reflection option, and teacher rubric.
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