Stellaluna: bat study: Stellaluna: literature study
Halloween is just around the corner and kids are focused on costumes, candy and creepy creatures--it's enough to make you batty before Halloween even arrives! Use this Halloween Stellaluna and Nonfiction Bat Unit to engage all learners while teaching critical Common Core Reading, Writing and Science standards. In this Stellaluna unit, students will:
--Compare and contrast characters in Stellaluna
--Identify cause and effect in Stellaluna
--Make text connections in Stellaluna
--Pair fiction (Stellaluna) and nonfiction bat books (twin texts) to increase comprehension and build nonfiction reading skills
--Identify and use text features to locate important information
--Ask and answer questions using text
--Participate in shared bat research
--Plan, draft, edit and publish bat report on enlarged bat (teachers can hang from ceilings as Halloween decorations)
Supplemental Stellaluna homework and Halloween and bat themed cooking activities are included as well.
A literature list and directions for making a classroom "Bat Cave" for classroom are also provided. Great for Halloween party activities or as part of a Stellaluna unit.
***Common Core Standards are listed next to each activity.
Stellaluna is a perfect fit for a book study during fall or Halloween. Students love Stellaluna!