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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 Language Arts 10 Views 5 Downloads 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 Language Arts 4 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 11 Views 8 Downloads 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 Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
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 8 Views 6 Downloads
The Very Busy Spider
Youngsters explore visual arts by participating in a geometry identification activity. They read the book The Very Busy Spider and identify the techniques spiders use to create webs. Have you ever noticed that their webs are geometric designs.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 121 Downloads
Spiders are creepy, crawly - and interesting! Young entomologists learn about parts of a spider's body, their habitats, ways spiders catch their prey, and what they most like to eat. Some excellent art activities are included in the plan as well.
1st - 2nd Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
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 Language Arts 13 Views 30 Downloads
Spider "How To" Make a Spider
Young chefs follow the set-by-step instructions of a recipe and use their prior knowledge of the body parts of a spider to make edible spider cookies. After completing a pre-writing graphic organizer they then write a "how to" paragraph explaining the procedure for making the cookies.
1st - 3rd Science 6 Views 68 Downloads
Seventh graders complete a variety of activities about spiders. They research a specific spider and create a mini-book about it. They create a 3-D model of a spider that is anatomically correct. They complete a series of labs regarding spider webs and web strength.
7th Science 8 Views 37 Downloads
Spooky Spiders and Wacky Webs
First graders study spiders. In this exploratory unit consisting of seven activities, 1st graders study spiders, their body parts, habitats and eating habits. Many of the activities in this unit are hands on and address multiple intelligences.
1st Science 9 Views 11 Downloads
A Very Busy Spider
Books are great for kicking off nearly any lesson plan. Youngsters listen to the story, A Very Busy Spider. When the story is finished, they discuss what, how, and why a spider does what she does. To finish up, the class makes spider webs using paper plates and yarn.
K - 2nd Science 8 Views 8 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas
You can keep this printable idea sheet and use when you're in a tight spot. It contains cross-curricular ideas that span every subject while relating to the African tale, "Anasazi the Spider." Learners will act, write, move, count, and explore facets of African culture through the story and several good center activities.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 86 Downloads
Lesson: A Spider's Perspective
A fun way to grow a class of creative thinkers, is to add creative projects to your weekly line up. Kids pretend they are small insects or spiders crawling up the side of a huge building. They use vivid imagery, rich detail, and their imaginations to compose short stories about the experience.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 13 Downloads