Spider Unit and Close Read Bundle NGSS 4-LS1-1and 4-LS1-2

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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Spiders are really interesting creatures with unique adaptations. This spider unit includes is great for Halloween science and has 7 resources at a 20% discount when purchased here in this bundle. Together the unit includes lesson plans, nonfiction passages, close reading activities, interactive notebook flaps and folds, response pages, center activities, a SMARTboard activity, slide shows and graphic organizers. This resource is appropriate for 3rd-6th grade. Aligns with NGSS and CCSS Reading Informational Text Standards.

Students love these interesting informational text passages on spiders.


4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support

survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the

information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same

species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing

5-LS2-1. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

The following reading skills and concepts are addressed:

Main Idea and Supporting Details

Author's Purpose

Author's Claim's and Supporting Evidence

Credibility of Author

Making Inferences

Reading Back in The Text (Text Dependent Comprehension Questions)

Connecting and Relating to The Text

Comparing and Contrasting two articles

Refer to Details in a Text

Two or More Main Ideas


Academic Vocabulary

Integrate Information From Two Texts on the Topic

Reasons that support the Author's Point

The Following Science Topics are Addressed:

Arguing From Evidence

Animal Adaptations

Animal Diversity



Spiders Compared to Insects

Spider Venom

This resource includes:

Spider Sense Lesson

Close Reading Nonfiction Article On Spiders With Interactive Notebook Folds

Compare and Contrast Two Nonfiction Passages on Spiders

Close Reading Nonfiction Spider Passage With Interactive Notebooks

Spider Lesson on Exoskeletons

Spider Anatomy Science Lesson

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Total Pages
65 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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