In this pack, whole group, small groups and independent resources are used for introducing, teaching, and reviewing facts about bugs. Lesson plans with mini-lessons, center activities, and an interactive page are available for each week of instruction.
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Week 30 Plans
In this unit, lesson plans during an insect unit are provided. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners.
Insects – Whole Group
First of all, these resources are used during whole group instruction for a bug theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page and table sign in sheets.
Bug Interactive Poem
Next, use this poem during a thematic lesson, whole group or a literacy center and have learners learn different types of bugs
Insects Thematic Plans
First of all, use these plans as a guide for engaging insect read alouds and activities in the classroom.
Insect or Not
In this lesson, read Bugs Are Insects and use the poster and sorting activity to determine what makes an insect. Learners may complete this section of their insect book.
Next, read I Love Bugs and use the poster and chart to discuss different insect adaptations. Learners may complete this section of their insect book.
In this lesson, read Bug Homes and use the poster and chart to discuss different insect habitats. Learners may complete this section of their insect book.
Insect Life Cycle
Next, read Caterpillar to Butterfly and use the poster and chart to discuss different insect life cycles. Learners may complete this section of their insect book.
Invent an Insect
In this lesson, read Beetle Bop and review information from the unit. Have learners use what they have learned to create their own insect.
Bug Sensory Charts
In this activity, learners will explore catching bugs with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about their experience catching bugs using their senses on the interactive page.
Bugs Predictable Chart Class Book
With this resource, create a class book from the predictable chart created during the week.
Literacy Center | Missing Vowel
First, have learners place the correct vowel sounds on each of the word cards.
Literacy Center | Short Vowel Sort
Next, have learners sort the pictures on a pocket chart by their vowel sound.
Literacy Center | WTR Sight Words
After that, have learners write the words they find around the room.
Math Center | Addition
First, have learners roll a number and use the mat to solve their equation.
Math Center | Shape Sort
Next, have learners sort the pictures by their shape.
Math Center | Subtraction
After that, have learners choose an equation and use the subtraction mat to solve.
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