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Butterfly Life Cycle Unit and Interactive Notebook

Butterfly Life Cycle Unit and Interactive Notebook

Suitable for elementary grades, this butterfly life cycle unit includes real life pictures of all life cycle stages and activities. Includes unit vocabulary and life cycle interactive notebook pages, KWL, completed examples, parts of a butterfly, life cycle diagram, reading comprehension, butterfly vs. moth comparison and Venn Diagram, sequencing pictures of a butterfly's life, timeline, coloring page, and assessment. Check Preview File! This file was updated September 2016 to include 3 new interactive notebook templates, a level 1 and level 2 vocabulary for differentiation across grade levels or within the classroom, an updated assessment, and observation log. Redownload if you own! Pages of download: 1- Cover 2- For the teacher 3-4 - Terms of Use and about the author 5- Butterfly KWL 6- butterfly observation log 7- Level 1 Unit Vocabulary 8- Level 2 Unit vocabulary 9 - Interactive Notebook Vocabulary Instructions 10-11- Level 1 and Level 2 Interactive Notebook Vocabulary Foldables 12-13 - Completed Interactive Notebook example pictures 14- What are Butterflies? Reading Passage with turn and talk 15 - Where Do Butterflies Live? Reading Passage with turn and talk 16 - Butterfly Facts INB Directions 17-18 - Butterfly facts interactive notebook foldable and example 19 - Parts of a Butterfly Diagram 20 - Label the Parts of Butterfly 21 - Answer Key 22-23 - Directions for Butterfly parts interactive notebook and example 24 - Butterfly parts flap book 25 - Butterfly Life Cycle Diagram 26 - Egg Reading Passage with turn and talk 27 - Larva Reading Passage with turn and talk 28 - Pupa - Caterpillar Reading Passage with turn and talk 29 - Adult Butterfly Reading Passage with turn and talk 30 - Fill in the blank comprehension 31 - Comprehension Answer Key 32 - Interactive Life Cycle Foldables Instructions 33 - Interactive Notebook Foldables 34-35 - Interactive Notebook completed example 36 - Life cycle staged INB directions 37 - Flapbook Life cycle stages 38 - Butterflies vs. Moths Reading Passage with turn and talk 39 - Butterflies vs. Moths compare and contrast Venn Diagram 40-42 - Venn Diagram INB directions, example and foldable 43 - Butterfly Life Cycle Timeline 44 - Answer Key 45 - Cut and sequence pictures of a butterfly's life cycle 46 - Answer Key 47 - Butterfly coloring page 48 - Color, cut, and paste life cycle stages in forest 49-52 - Butterfly life cycle assessment 53-56 - Butterfly life cycle assessment answer key 57 - credits

By ashleybrennan

Frog Life Cycle Unit and Interactive Notebook

Frog Life Cycle Unit and Interactive Notebook

This unit includes information about the frog life cycle with real life pictures, interactive notebooks for vocabulary and the life cycle, and worksheets to aid in comprehension and understanding, as well as an end of unit assessment. Engage students with turn and talk opportunities after each reading passage. Includes updates of product for life! This resource was updated in September 2016 to include 4 additional interactive notebook templates, an observation log, and level 1 and 2 vocabulary for differentiation across grade levels or within the classroom. Redownload if you own! Check preview file! Pages of download: 1- Cover 2- For the teacher 3-4 - Terms of use and about the author 5- KWL 6- Frog observation log 7- Level 1 Frog Unit Vocabulary 8- Level 2 Frog Unit Vocabulary 9- Interactive Notebook Foldables Instructions 10-11- Level 1 and 2 Vocabulary Interactive Notebook Foldables 12-13 - Completed interactive notebook example 14 - What are Frogs? Reading passage with turn and talk 15 - Frog Habitat reading passage with turn and talk 16-18 - Frog Facts interactive notebook directions, foldable and completed example 19 - Parts of a frog diagram with turn and talk 20-21 - Label the parts of a frog worksheet and answer key 22-24 - Parts of a frog interactive notebook directions, foldable, and completed example 25 - Frog Life Cycle Diagram (Reading Passages with real life pictures of frogs in all stages) 26 - Spawn reading passage with turn and talk 27 - Tadpole reading passage with turn and talk 28 - Tadpole with back legs reading passage with turn and talk 29 - Tadpole with front and back legs reading passage with turn and talk 30 - tadpole losing its tail reading passage with turn and talk 31 - Adult frog reading passage with turn and talk 32 - Frog life cycle comprehension fill in the blank 33 - Comprehension answer key 34 - Interactive notebook foldable frog life cycle instructions 35 - Interactive notebook frog life cycle foldable 36-37 - completed interactive notebook example 38-39 - life cycle flap book and directions 40 - Frog and toad reading passage 41 - Venn Diagram - compare frogs and toads 42-44 - Venn Diagram INB directions, example, and foldable 45 - Frog life cycle timeline worksheet 46 - Timeline answer key 47 - Paste frog life cycle into habitat 48-49 - Paste frog stages into the life cycle and answer key 50-53- Frog Assessment with differentiated level 1 and 2 vocabulary 54-57 - Frog Assessment Answer key 58 - Credits

By ashleybrennan

Plant Life Cycle Unit and Interactive Notebook

Plant Life Cycle Unit and Interactive Notebook

Suitable for elementary grades. This resource includes a unit on the plant life cycle with an interactive notebook, KWL, reading passages, vocabulary, comprehension, real life pictures of all stages, compare and contrast, sequencing, coloring pages and more. This file was updated on September 4, 2106 to include a Level 1 and Level 2 vocabulary for differentiation across grade levels or classrooms as well as 4 new interactive notebook templates and a plant observation log. Please redownload if you own! Check preview file! Pages of download: 1- Cover 2- For the teacher 3-4- Copyright, terms of use, and about the author 5- Plant KWL 6- Level 1 Vocabulary 7- Level 2 Vocabulary 8- Directions for Interactive Notebook Foldables Directions 9-10- Plant Vocabulary Interactive Notebook Foldables Level 1 and 2 11-12- Completed Interactive Notebook Example Plant Vocabulary 13 - What are Plants? Reading Passage with turn and talk 14 - Why are Plants Important? Reading Passage with turn and talk 15 - What do plants need? Diagram 16-18 - Plant needs interactive notebook flap book directions, example, and foldables 19 - Parts of a Plant Reading Passage with turn and talk 20 - Why are Pollinators Important? Reading Passage with turn and talk 21 - How Do Plants Eat? Reading Passage with turn and talk 22 - Parts of a seed diagram 23 - Parts of a plant diagram 24 - Label the parts of a seed worksheet 25 - Label the parts of a plant worksheet 26 - Directions for plant and seed parts flap book and interactive notebook 27-28 - Completed examples 29-30 - Parts of plant and parts of a seed interactive notebook flap books 31 - Plant Life Cycle diagram 32 - Seed Reading Passage with turn and talk 33 - Sprout Reading Passage with turn and talk 34 - Seedling Reading Passage with turn and talk 35 - Plant with flowers Reading Passage with turn and talk 36 - Plant with seeds Reading Passage with turn and talk 37 - Fill in the blank Plant Life Cycle Reading Comprehension 38 - Comprehension Answer Key 39 - Interactive Notebook Foldables Directions for Plant Life Cycle 40 - Interactive Notebook Foldables for Plant Life Cycle 41-42 - Completed Life Cycle Example 43 - Fruits vs. Vegetables Reading Passage with turn and talk 44 - Venn Diagram - compare and contrast fruits and vegetables 45-47 - Venn Diagram interactive notebook foldable, directions, and example 48 - Plant life cycle timeline 49- Plant life cycle timeline answer key 50 - Sequence the plant pictures 51 - Answer key 52 - Plant coloring page 53 - Color, cut, and paste the plants into the picture 54-58 - Plant life cycle assessment 59-63 - Assessment answer key 64- Plant Observation Log 65 - Credits

By ashleybrennan

Insect Life Cycle Unit and Interactive Notebook

Insect Life Cycle Unit and Interactive Notebook

Suitable for elementary grades, this resource contains reading passages with real life pictures of all life cycle stages and opportunities to keep students engaged with a turn and talk at the end of each, KWL, an interactive notebook for vocabulary and the stages, reading comprehension, labeling parts of an insect, compare and contrast insects vs. spiders, using a timeline, sequencing, coloring page, and assessment. This resource was updated in September 2016 to include a level 1 and level 2 vocabulary for differentiation across grade levels and in the classroom. Also added was an insect sort, and three addition interactive notebook pages with directions. Redownload if you own! Check Preview File! Pages of download: 1- Cover 2- For the teacher 3-4 - Copyright and about the author 5- Insect KWL 6 - Unit Vocabulary Level 1 7 - Unit Vocabulary Level 2 8 - Interactive Notebook Unit Vocabulary Foldables instructions 9-10 - Interactive Notebook Unit vocabulary Foldables - Level 1 and 2 11-12 - Completed Vocabulary foldable example 13 - What are Insects? Reading Passage with turn and talk 14-15 - Insect Example Interactive Notebook Directions and example 16 - Insect examples INB Foldable flap book 17 - Insect Information Reading Passage with turn and talk 18 - Parts of an Insect diagram 19 - Label parts of an insect 20 - Label parts of an insect answer key 21-22 - Main parts of an insect interactive notebook flap book directions and example 23 - Main parts of an insect interactive notebook foldable flap book 24 - Ladybugs Reading Passage with turn and talk 25 - Insect Life Cycle Diagram Example: Ladybugs 26 - Eggs Reading Passage with turn and talk 27 - Larva Reading Passage with turn and talk 28 - Pupa Reading Passage with turn and talk 29 - Adult Ladybug Reading Passage with turn and talk 30 - Insect life cycle reading comprehension fill in the blank 31 - Reading Comprehension answer key 32 - Interactive Notebook Insect Life Cycle Foldables Instructions 33 - Interactive Notebook Life Cycle Foldables 34 - 35 - Completed Interactive Notebook Life Cycle Example 36 - Ladybug Life Cycle Timeline 37 - Ladybug Life Cycle Timeline Answer Key 38 - Insects vs. Spiders Reading Passage with turn and talk 39 - Venn Diagram 40-42 - Venn Diagram INB instructions, example, and foldable 43 - Ladybug Life Cycle Sequence activity 44 - Sequence activity answer key 45 - Insect coloring page 46 - Cut, color, and past the insects into the habitat 47-48 - Insect sort and answer key 49 - Insect Observation Log 50-53 - Insect Life Cycle Assessment 54-57 - Insect Life Cycle Assessment Answer Key 58 - Credits

By ashleybrennan

Dracula A 7 Week Homework Booklet

Dracula A 7 Week Homework Booklet

A 7 week homework booklet of differentiated cross curricular tasks for KS3/4 students to complete based on the Oxford classical play scripts. Dracula adapted by David Calcutt. This can be used either as a complete booklet or given out as separate class sheets each week as appropriate. Included within the booklet is a homework ‘tracker’ and evaluation page. Also included is a separate teacher answer booklet.

By allen.t

Great Fire Of London Story

Great Fire Of London Story

The story that I have written is aimed at UKS1 (though older children would still find it interesting) and I have based it on a character called Willow Goodchild. Willow likes school and has great friends but he has a tendency to daydream. His daydreams take him and his friends to different periods in history/different areas of the globe depending on the topic his teacher is talking about. The story attached is based on ‘The Great Fire of London’. My idea is that each story in the series follows a particular pattern: Willow’s teacher asks him a question that he partially hears as he slips into a daydream, he and his friends explore and learn about a certain topic, Willow slips back into reality and astounds his teacher with a detailed answer of his question. I have experienced this phenomenon first-hand many times in class and have always wondered how children answer questions with such detail, even though I thought they were daydreaming! Hopefully this story will unlock the mystery! In my own daydream, other stories might include: ‘Willow and The Romans’, ‘Willow and The Greeks’, ‘Willow and The Great Volcano’, ‘Willow and the Kings’, ‘Willow and the Space Race’. The possibilities for this resource are vast and could include: English-Children to write themselves into certain daydream scenarios in history, write a diary entry, write an alternative ending etc. Art-drawing accompanying illustrations to the page, illustrating characters etc. History-Researching the events on each page (possible group activity), researching the aftermath of the fire, how London recovered etc. Geography-Map work or Google Earth locating the area of London. PSHE-Describing the feeling of the baker, the people of London etc. P4C-How should the baker be treated by Londoners? Talk about forgiveness. Technology-Design and make a new safer bakery to replace the Pudding Lane bakery. Any feedback and comments would be most welcomed.

By jro2305

Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

Pride and Prejudice Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Austen's use of language. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Whole-lesson PowerPoints, activity resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Pride and Prejudice Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Regency England' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience for and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Austen's Description - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'Mr Darcy' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Novel' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is almost 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth and Darcy's Relationship Graph Task!

This interesting task provides students with an opportunity to track Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship throughout 'Pride and Prejudice.' Students first rate Elizabeth and Darcy's feelings for one another at different points in the text on a 1-10 scale, plotting their rating on the graph. They then justify the rating with an explanation and textual evidence, in the table beneath. It's great for helping them to see how the relationship develops over the course of the text, and also offers a novel cross-curricular link with maths. Shameless plug - if you like this resource, please take a look at my paid 'Pride and Prejudice' resources, available as single lessons or in the lesson bundle. Thanks!

By TandLGuru

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

The Hobbit - KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'An Interview with Gandalf!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Tolkien's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;' - 'Hobbits!' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;' - 'Figurative Language in 'The Hobbit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 21 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru