Scaffold writing for young writers and ESL students with this writing frame and motivate them with this fun, cute craft with a purpose. They must use the details they have learned to create their own spider!
We first built background knowledge with several nonfiction books on spiders. There is no template for the spider craft, but I did this with kindergarten ESL students and they required very little assistance from me.
First, they chose a colored paper based on their spider studies. Then, they drew circles and cut them out along with the legs. They also used wiggly eyes to represent the number of eyes for their spider. In their studies, they learned that spiders can have 2, 4, 6, or 8 eyes and not all of the eyes on the spider will always be the same size. They also chose a cute bow-tie or hair-bow to represent the gender of their spider.