This instructional plan combined Science SOL 2.4a,b and WIDA English Language Development Standards. The lesson includes several activity options. Note: Some images may not appear in the "Overview". To view all images in this instructional plan, click "download" at the bottom of the overview.
Farming ants might sound like a crazy thing to do unless you might like to eat chocolate covered ants. It turns out we can learn a lot from ants and the best way is to build your own ant farm.
This informational text explore adaptations that allow penguins, whales, walruses, seals, and fish to live in the cold water of the Arctic and Southern Oceans. The text is at a reading level appropriate for second through third grade. This version is a full-color pdf file that can be printed, cut, and folded to form a book. Each book contains color photographs and illustrations.
- Material Type:
- Visual Media
- Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
- Provider Set:
- Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
- Jessica Fries-Gaither
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This resource incorporates the 5E instructional model, allowing student engagement and collaboration through an interactive scaffolding activity. The literacy connection section of the resource incorporates literacy across the mathematics curriculum and the design challenge section allows students to think outside the box as they apply their own knowledge, skills, and abilities to elaborate on the final product. Section 1 - The literacy connection section allows teachers to use this activity in a whole class setting and benefits students as it allows them to explore the story sequencing of the lifecycle of the caterpillar in an active and creative environment. This activity encourages active listening skills and student ownership as it encompasses the 5E instructional model. Section 2 - The design challenge is an enrichment activity, where students are able to work as a team and construct an explanation for their design challenge. Allowing student ownership in the early ages of the design model enables student accountability in the learning process. Original resource - This is a remix of The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Illustrative Mathematics resource https://tasks.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1150.
Students will love and enjoy this lesson based from the popular book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Within this lesson, students learn the concept of sequencing and will practice this process as they help their caterpillar navigate a maze. Students will also develop an understanding that the life cycles of butterflies also occur in a sequence.
Teachers will be able to use this lesson virtually or in-person! This Google Slide deck lesson can also be downloaded as a PowerPoint! Speaker notes are included which make it easy for teachers or substitutes to teach this lesson!Read Aloud: The VERY Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach*Literacy Objective: Students will be able to make text-to-self connections.*Science Objective: Students will be able to identify the stages of the butterfly life cycle.*Art Objective: Students will be able to draw a butterfly and show understanding of symmetry and warm and cool colors. Hampton Oaks Elementary School (Kari Nugent, Annie Schmidt, Lindsey Bruce, Melissa DiAscro, & Rebecca Fausett)