Students will study how the monarch butterfly is now on the endangered list. The articles give a brief life cycle but focuses on the importance of the milkweed as its habitat, and the destruction of this habitat. Open response questions and a follow-up media project (poster) in included. A rubric for the poster is provided. The text is at the grade 4-5 level but has a lower level text at the grade 2-3 level included. The text features in this non-fiction article are headings, photographs, captions, a chart and fact boxes.