All About Bats: Graphic Organizers, Shape Book, and More
This product contains a variety of resources to accompany your nonfiction unit on bats, including:
• Bat-themed writing prompts • Graphic organizers to guide student thinking as they read • A bat-themed fact and opinion sort • A hand-drawn bat shape book which students can use to record what they have learned about bats through independent or whole class research
Simply provide one or more grade appropriate nonfiction bat texts for students to reference and you are ready to go!
This can be a fun unit to do around Halloween; however, the activities and clip art are not holiday themed. They can be used anytime of year or with students who do not celebrate.
This product addresses the following Common Core Standards for Grade 1: *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.7: Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.9: Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures). *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
This product addresses the following Common Core Standards for Grade 2: *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.9: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g.,because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
This product addresses the following Common Core Standards for Grade 3: *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
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I have been teaching elementary school in an urban district in Massachusetts for six years. I began my career teaching in first grade and have now transitioned into second grade. I especially enjoy creating engaging book studies and center activities for my students.
I believe in providing my students with plenty of positive reinforcement and a variety of ways to access any and all academic content. My lessons incorporate authentic, hands-on, and cooperative learning experiences whenever possible, and I provide many opportunities to build reading and writing skills across all content areas.
I hold a bachelor's degree from Clark University where I majored in Psychology and minored in Education and Sociology. My master's degree is in Teaching and is also from Clark University.