May Cross-Curricular Themed Literacy Unit!
Depending on the resource, prep may include printing on copy paper or cardstock, laminating, cutting and putting together materials for the number of students that you have. Directions to all activities are on the direction page of resource and/or on each center game.
Resource Includes the Following:
May Literature Themed Activities
Literature:The Tiny Seed, Plant the Seed, & All About Butterflies
✿ May Calendar
✿ May Literature
✿ May Writing Station Words:
✿ “The Tiny Seed Story Parts
✿ “The Tiny Seed” Retelling
✿ How Does a Seed Grow Organizer.
✿ “Our Tiny Seeds” Classroom Book
✿ The Tiny Seed Art Project
✿ How Many Flowers Booklet
✿ “ Plant the Seed” Retelling
✿ “Plant the Seed” 5 W’s & How
✿ Flower Sight Word Spelling Game
✿ Flower Ten Frame Match
✿ “All About Butterflies” Classroom Book
✿ “Butterflies Organizer
✿ “My Butterfly Story”
✿ Life Cycle of the Butterfly Organizers
✿ Caterpillars & Butterflies Venn Diagram
✿ “Butterflies” Fact Student Booklet
✿ Butterfly Art Project
✿ Butterfly Word Game
✿ Butterfly Greater Than, Less Than or Equal Game
May Writing Station Words:
Print and laminate a few colored copies of the May Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
“The Tiny Seed" Story Parts
(2 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story elements: characters, setting, problem & ending., either by drawing or writing out with words.
“The Tiny Seed” Retelling
(2 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, beginning, middle, and ending of the story. One organizer has the boxes with lines and one is a flower shape.
How Does a Seed Grow Organizer.:
After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the organizer by drawing or writing words on what happens to the seed during each season of the year.
“Our Tiny Seeds” Classroom Book:
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw what their seeds would grow into . Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
The Tiny Seed Art Project:
Copy and assemble the Flower & Acrostic poem the directions and template page in unit. Hang the flowers & poems in the hallway or in the classroom for decorations.
How Many Flowers Booklet:
Students would work on this booklet during center or worktime practicing their colors and numbers. You can copy the pages on regular paper, they are printed so you can copy back to back to make individual student booklets.
“ Plant the Seed” Retelling
(3 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, beginning, middle, and ending of the story. Three different types of organizers
“Plant the Seed” 5 W’s & How:
After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story organizer using the 5 W’s & How Story Organizer.
Flower Sight Word Spelling Game:
Spelling Word Game: Children place cards face down and take turns drawing a card. If student can read the word, they keep it, if they cannot they must put it back. If they draw a Sun or Cloud Card follow its directions They must read all their cards, the person who has the most cards wins. Memory Game: Make two sets of the sight word cards and children place the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if they have matched the same words. If it does they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game.
Flower Ten Frame Match :
Use these ten frame mats with students to help them with their one-to-one correspondence, counting skills and ten frame use. Print and laminate the cards so students can place the correct number of flowers on the ten frames that corresponds with the numeral on the page and also practice writing the numerals with markers. The flower template are provided, but you may use any manipulate you want.
All About Butterflies” Classroom Book:
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write about their favorite bug. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
After reading the books “From Caterpillar to Butterfly & Caterpillar to Butterfly ” students fill out this nonfiction organizer with 3 facts they have learned about Butterflies. Students must include a topic and concluding sentences about Butterflies. At the bottom of the sheet students write out their facts and conclusion into sentences to make a paragraph. This paragraph can be typed up to make a classroom book or a student display.
“My Butterfly Story” :
Students write a story about a butterfly with the sheets provided.
Life Cycle of the Butterfly Organizers:
Students draw and write down the life cycle of a butterfly in the boxes provided.
Caterpillars & Butterflies Venn Diagram
: Students compare and contrast the Caterpillars & Butterflies This can be done as a whole group or will older students in a center or during worktime.
“Butterflies” Fact Student Booklet:
Copy and assemble each of the booklets for each student. There are two booklet pages to each sheet about butterflies. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each ladybug page and then draw a picture of what they wrote.
Butterfly Art Project:
Copy and assemble Ladybugs with their Fact Family Sheet using the directions and template page in unit. Hang Ladybugs in hallway or in the classroom for decorations.
Butterfly Word Game Directions:
Students insert vowels butterflies (a, e, i, o & u) onto line on the word cards and make words. Students can write words on white boards or paper. They may also use the Make A Word worksheets included in this resource.
Butterfly Greater Than, Less Than or Equal Clip Game:
Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of what symbol: greater than , less than or equal to is correct. Numbers 0-100 are included. Note: Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.
Kids have fun learning wh this cross-curricular monthly literacy unit!
✿ Literacy & Math Centers: May--Flowers & Butterflies
✿ Literacy & Math Centers Bundle: March - May
✿ Literacy Bundle: March, April & May
✿ Year Long Literacy & Math Centers Bundle
✿ Year Long Literacy Bundle