Spiders Unit: PowerPoint and Printables, Non-Fiction

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K - 1st
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This informational spiders unit for primary grades includes a non-fiction PowerPoint slideshow, anchor charts, writing materials, and printables that will add interest and engagement to your teaching about our favorite arachnids.

This set is also part of a money-saving bundle of thematic units for October! Find the bundle here: October Thematic Units Bundle

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In this set you will find a PowerPoint slideshow along with many anchor charts and printables that are designed to provide a rich and exciting learning experience for your primary students as they learn about spiders!

This zipped file includes one PDF file and one PowerPoint file. The slides from the are also included the PDF, so if you can't open PowerPoint files, don't worry!

The PowerPoint slideshow is an informational presentation about spiders. It includes many photographs and facts.

The PDF file includes printables and materials to use in your spiders unit.

Pages 4-6 can be printed and displayed on the wall or in a science or writing center for children to reference as they write and draw.

Pages 7-14 can be used to guide students toward doing informational writing. Start by reading some non-fiction books about spiders and sharing the enclosed PowerPoint slideshow with your class. As your children learn new facts, complete anchor charts as a way for them to communicate their learning. I have included colorful anchor chart headings on page 7 and page 14 (with sample charts following). After printing, cut those headers out and glue or tape them to chart paper. Allow students to help fill in the columns. These anchor charts will provide scaffolding to students as they begin to complete informational writing about spiders on the included writing pages.

Pages 25-34 are duplicate slides from the enclosed PowerPoint slideshow about spiders.

The rest of the packet is filled with thematic printables for your students to practice their language arts and math skills!

Contents (2 files zipped together):

PowerPoint File

“All About Spiders” Informational Slideshow with Photographs (10 Slides)

PDF File (Spider Unit)


4…Spider Parts Anchor Chart

5-6…Word Wall Cards (with pictures): spider, web, legs, abdomen, cephalothorax, eyes)

7-13…“Can, Have, Are” Chart and Writing Materials

14…Spider Fact and Opinion Anchor Chart Materials

15…Spider Fact and Opinion Cut and Glue Page

16…Parts of a Spider Cut and Glue Printable

17-18…Spider Web Phonics Cut and Glue Printable (differentiated)

19-20…Sentence Correction Printables

21…Counting Printable

22-23…Color by Number Math (differentiated)

24-34…Slide Show Duplicate Pages


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Susan Jennings (My Happy Place)

Total Pages
40 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.


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