Spiders Non-Fiction ELA & Science Unit

Proud to be Primary


  • Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
  • Subjects: Reading, Science
  • Product Type: Printable, Worksheet
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Total Price: $36.00

Product Description

This 'All About Spiders' pack has 150 pages of everything you need for your spider theme activities. It includes spider science, reading, and non-fiction writing activities! Spider printables and materials are provided to teach the spider's life cycle, types of spiders, compare and contrast spiders, spider research, and spider writing, can/have/are, opinions and facts about spiders, spider labeled diagram, and much more!

This pack has everything you need to teach about spiders (lesson suggestions, printables, activities, anchor charts, headings for charts, templates, sorts, & much more!). 

Check out the blog post written about this spider unit HERE.

The activities align to the Common Core standards for Reading Informational Texts and Writing and the Next Generation Science Standards for Grades 1 & 3.

Upon purchase, you will be able to instantly download a PDF file. 
The activities included upon instant download:

*Full Listings of the COMMON CORE STANDARDS covered in the unit

*4 pages of FACT SHEETS provide the teacher and students with information on the appearance, habitat, diet, webs, types, life cycle, and interesting facts.

* KWL (KNOW WONDER LEARN) & SCHEMA Sheets & Headers for charts

*Tons of VOCABULARY CARDS (for every word bold in the fact sheets provided)

* DEFINITION & WORD MATCH activity where students must match cards together.

*THEME WORD activity where students must define words using a glossary and illustrate the meaning.

*SORTING FACTS activity where students must cut and paste facts into the correct category (appearance, diet, etc.)

*CAN, HAVE, ARE sheets & optional list of facts to sort under the correct headings

*3CLOSE READING activities. Read the passagea provided and answer questions and make connections based on the text.

*FINDING INTERESTING FACTS sheet is provided. Have students read and record the main facts from the fact sheets.

*ASKING QUESTIONS before, during, and after reading and learning. Blank template provided for students to record their questions.

*TYPES OF SPIDERS CRAFT - make a craft with examples of spiders. Can be used as a measurement activity to put the spiders in order by size.

*Many LIFE CYCLE activities and posters provided!
1) Anchor chart
2) Posters & headings to make class anchor charts
3) Mini book to write about the life cycle
4) Story book to fill in and draw pictures
5) Cut & paste labels around the life cycle

*LABELED DIAGRAM activities & posters 
1) Anchor Charts
2) Posters & Heading to make class anchor charts
3) Cut & paste the labels/name the parts

*COMPARE & CONTRAST with Venn Diagrams. Sort fact sheets are provided for students to place in the correct location. Compare spiders and flies or other creatures.

*RESEARCH TEMPLATE for students to record notes that they locate while reading the fact sheets or elsewhere. Organized into headings (diet, habitat & migration, etc.)

*REPORT BOOKLET & WRITING PAPER are provided as a follow up to the research project. Students can put their notes into paragraph form and make a non-fiction book.

*OBSERVATION JOURNAL for in-class science activities.

*SPIDER FACTS OR OPINIONS activities. Materials are included for you to complete as a class with headers and fact/opinion cards or as an individual activity where students must sort under the correct heading on a sheet provided.

Look at the PREVIEW for an 12 page overview of the activities and materials provided in this pack.


You might also be interested in other Non-Fiction ELA & Science units available in my store HERE.

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