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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Spider and the Beehive
Anansi the spider teaches young readers the importance of sharing with others in this fun African folktale. Offering clear illustrations and repetitive structure, this printable book is ideal for developing children's reading fluency.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Poems: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Act out the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" rhyme with youngsters. Learners observe visual instructions before completing the corresponding actions, then draw the spider into a scene. Finally, they write down rhyming words that have the ai spelling pattern (rain, again).
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Today we are talking about one of the stealthiest, sneakiest, and most intriguing insects of all times, the spider. Learners will examine the predatory nature of these super bugs as they conduct a spider safari survey. Each child will observe a spider in their home or yard for 30 minutes, research that spider's particular habits and hunting strategies, and then present their findings to the class.
4th - 5th Science
Spiders in Space
Does a spider spin its web differently in space? What other ways might microgravity affect an arachnid? Pick a topic to research, plan an investigation, and follow astronauts on the International Space Station as they perform some of the same experiments in the microgravity of space.
K - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Spider Debate
Poor, misunderstood spiders! They are feared, disrespected, and detested by many people, yet they do so many positive things. A great addition to any insect unit, learn about some of the more common spiders, while hopefully dispelling some cases of arachnophobia.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Anansi and the Sky Kingdom
Explore a classic African folktale with your class. For this African folktale lesson, learners read the story Anansi and the Sky Kingdom. Then they discuss the story and facts about spiders. They also use words from the stories to review syllables by clapping out the syllables.
K English Language Arts
Spooky Spiders-- Multiplication
In this math/cooking worksheet, students learn to multiply while figuring our how many of each ingredient for spooky spiders will be needed for a class cooking project. Students draw pictures and calculate amounts for the pretzels, crackers, peanut butter and raisins
2nd - 3rd Math
Introduce Vocabulary: Miss Spider's Tea Party (Kirk)
Learning new vocabulary words is best done in the context of an engaging story like David Kirk's Miss Spider's Tea Party. New readers (or almost-readers) focus on any of 12 new words: conceal, courtesy, demand, descend, dread, fragile, frail, gloomy, peer, reputation, shriek, and strode.
K - 3rd English Language Arts