The students will practice text features, fact and opinion, comparing and contrasting, main idea and detail, point of view, and writing a narrative in this ENGAGING bat cave challenge. The students will go through a series of four challenges. In the first challenge they earn their first bat wing, in the second challenge they earn their second bat wing, in the third challenge they fix their teachers wing, and in the fourth challenge they fly to the bat cave.
Each challenge has a reading or writing component to it.
Read a fiction piece about bats. Identify the facts vs. opinions, then take the facts and create a text feature to show the facts.
Read a nonfiction bat piece and create a main idea & detail bat.
Read two different stories about bats. Identify the point of view of each story through a compare and contrast.
Write your own bat story in the point of view, characters, and setting provided.
After completing the challenge they earn their prize and go to the next. When they finish I set up a "bat cave" where they can enjoy "bat poop" and Halloween books!
This is a great one day challenge that is fun and engaging to students while being rigorous and practices many skills that students need!
This has a Google Drive version and a paper version.
Look here to find the lessons that teach the reading skills before you practice:
Reading Skill Lessons