Life Cycles: Story Cards, Posters, & Activities for 7 Plants and Animals. This science set addresses the life cycles of butterflies, frogs, chickens, deer, hummingbirds, apple trees, and pumpkins. It includes eye-catching photos and easy-to-read story cards so students can retell the life cycle of each plant or animal. The story cards come in 2 levels:
1) Both the photos and story cards are separate so students have to match both and put them in order.
2) The story comes already assembled on the page. Younger students only need to put the pictures in order.
For each plant and animal, the set also includes life cycle posters, a teacher fact sheet, a write and retell activity sheet, and a cut-and-glue sheet. All of the materials use the same language so students can easily read about each life cycle on their own.
This product addresses the following Common Core Standards in Language Arts for Kindergarten and First Grade
RL.K.2. and RL.1.2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RI.K.7. and RI.1.7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
RF.K.4. and RF.1.4. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
W.K.3. and W.1.3. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened. [With the Life Cycle Set, students will use picture cues to write about events and the order in which they occurred.]
This product addresses the following Illinois Science Standards for Kindergarten and Early Elementary
11.A.Kb Begin to develop questions on scientific topics, such as natural phenomena.
11.A.1e Arrange data into logical patterns and describe the patterns.
12.A.Ka Observe, categorize, and describe characteristics, basic needs, and life cycles.
12.A.Kb Show an awareness of changes that occur in themselves and their environment.
12.B.K Describe and compare basic needs of living things.