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I. INTEGRATING SCIENCE AND LANGUAGE ARTS: All About
Spiders © 2006 Nancy Polette
1. Topic Talking:
Speak to a partner on each of these topics. Speakers switch when the teacher so directs.
Work with a small group to answer
these questions. GUESS if you do not know. Total the answers.
The total is _________ (Obj. Support assertions about text with evidence)
A. How many legs does a spider have? ____
> B. How many eyes does a spider have? ___
C. How many body parts does a spider have?____
> D. How many rows of eyes does a spider have? __
3. Problem solving.
How can Miss Muffet get rid of the spider? ( Obj: Problem solving)
|List ideas here||Fast||Low Cost||Safe||Effective||Total|
Score: 1=NO, 2=MAYBE, 3=YES
4. Introducing Charlotte's Web.
The Pre Reading Journal. Write for five minutes on one of the following open-ended sentence starters. Be prepared to read aloud what you have written to a small group.
(Obj. Generate a reading log or journal)
A. Taking care of a baby pig
B. Things found in a barn
C. Being lonely means
D. Having a big problem to solve
5. Responding to the literature.
(Obj. Produce a report organized for a specific purpose)
|Select a verb||Select a Topic||Select a product|
|Describe||the characters of Charlotte and Wilbur||poem|
|Summarize||the plot of the story||song|
|Compare||different kinds of spiders||fact & fiction book|
Example: I will summarize the plot of the story in a song. Tune: "My Bonnie Lies Over Ocean"
Oh this is a song about C___________
A S_____________ so gentle and good
Who promised a small pig named W________
She'd save him if anyone could.
W_______, C___________ and Templeton lived on a tidy farm
C ________________ promised
To rescue poor W____________ from harm.
6. Beginning Research Reports
A. Create a Fact and Fiction book about spiders. Make a statement about a spider on one page and on the next page, tell your reader whether the statement is fact or fiction and why.
B. Write a London Bridge song about spiders. Tell one thing a spider does and two thing a spider has and sing the song.
A brown recluse hides in a box
Hides in a box, hides in a box
A brown recluse has a poison bite
And two rows of eyes.