Here is a guide to dig deeper with the text Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly. It is an excellent fiction text that helps introduce the life cycle of a butterfly, while also focusing on strong language and author's craft.
• teaching guide for the first read of the text
• graphic organizer to describe the life cycle of a butterfly
• writing paper that allows students to use the organizer to write about the life cycle of a butterfly
• reading responses
• 'said is dead' worksheet
• a deeper look at author's craft and language within the text