Imagine telling your students, "You are a butterfly for the day!"
Writing from this perspective will help them connect to the stages of a butterfly's life cycle while using specific content-area vocabulary words. Students are also asked to compare their life cycle to that of their best friend, who happens to be a praying mantis, so students can explain the differences between complete and incomplete metamorphosis in a fun, engaging way.
1. Prompt - 3 per page. Print as many copies as needed and handout to students.
2. Exemplar - Go over exemplar with students. Point out underlined vocabulary words.
3. Stationery - Students can publish their work on this butterfly-themed writing paper.
4. Standards - I listed four Common Core ELA Standards that directly align with this writing activity, but you could certainly incorporate additional standards. I teach in Tennessee, so I also listed the appropriate Tennessee State Science standard.
Common Core State Standards: