This informational read-aloud pack includes rigorous text dependent questions, differentiated graphic organizers, response to text writing activities including a craftivity, and detailed lesson plans to help you meet several core standards while maintaining your tradition of reading aloud for pleasure and to learn information. You will guide students to use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding about spiders and respond in meaningful ways.
These lesson plans will guide you through 3-5 daily close reading lessons. Each day students will interact with the book for a different purpose and then complete a corresponding activity.
To teach these lessons you will need the book:
Spinning Spiders, by Melvin Berger
This pack includes:
- Detailed Lesson Plan with Examples
- Text Dependent Questions
- Spider vs. Insect Graphic Organizer
- Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
- Spiders Writing Booklet
- 3D Spider Art Piece with Instructions and Example
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to see how we have aligned each of our 1-2 read-aloud lessons with the CCSS informational text standards.
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"Perfect addition to my spider unit."
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