This is a great way to teach your students about informational text. Students will learn about bats through reading the Magic School Bus: The Truth About Bats, as well as through extension activities that correlate with the book. Students will practice reading non-fiction text, work on multiple meaning vocabulary words, practice their research skills, and work on main idea/supporting details.
Download includes the following:
*Directions and organizational tips
*Spotted Bat and Mapping Activity
*Comprehension Questions for each chapter w/answer key
*Multiple Meaning Word Vocabulary Posters- 1 for each chapter
*Student book to record definitions, and analyze how the word is used in the book
*Bat pictorial (you draw and discuss key features of the bat)
*Bat Facts vs. Bat Myths recording sheet
QR code scavenger hunt about Yosemite National Park (Setting of book)
*Main Idea and Supporting Detail Mini-lesson
*Bat accordion book-directions, templates & information about 8 bat related topics- practice focus on main idea and supporting details
*Anchor charts to teach main idea, supporting details, & captions
* extra activities
This unit works great for a Halloween themed unit, but also works well as an informational text unit to use any time of year.
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