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Butterfly Unit – From Caterpillar to Butterfly


Art, Language Arts, Math, Science  


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Title – Butterfly Unit – From Caterpillar to Butterfly
By – Leslie Tetrault
Primary Subject – Science
Secondary Subjects – Math, Art, Language Arts
Grade Level – 1-2

Butterfly Unit Contents:

Note from This Butterfly Unit uses some materials (books, life cycle cards, worksheets, butterfly shape cutouts, etc.) that are not included. You may be able to create your own version of the materials, purchase the materials, do without the materials, or contact the author at the email address at the bottom of this lesson plan to request more information on the materials.

Standards Met (Science): 1.1 Recognizes diversity of living things, 1.1.1 Identifies diversity of living things, 1.3 Recognizes parts of living things, 1.3.1 Identifies parts of living things. (Language Arts): 1.1 Listens attentively, 1.2.2 Contributes orally within groups, 1.2.5 Uses effective speaking strategies.

Objectives: The objectives of this lesson are that the children will discover through reading and discussion, the life cycle of the caterpillar.

Introduction: To introduce this lesson, we will do the first and second steps of the K-W-L chart. This will help me to learn what the children already know about the life cycle of the butterfly, and what they would like to learn from this lesson

Lesson: After working on the first two parts of the K-W-L chart, we will read and discuss books on our topic. I will use a lot of open-ended questions to assess their knowledge and to help them to think and focus.

After we have read and discussed the books, we will write on our chart what the children have learned. If the children still have unanswered questions, we will refer to our books and find the answers. I will put our chart on the wall where the children can refer to it. The books we read will also be available in the same area in case the children want to learn more later.

Materials: Creepy, Crawly Caterpillars, From Caterpillar to Butterfly, Caterpillar Caterpillar, Discovering Butterflies, Amazing World of Butterflies and Moths, The Monarch Butterfly, The Butterfly Book, A Kid’s Guide to Attracting, Raising, and Keeping Butterflies, paper for K-W-L chart.

Self-Evaluation: I will evaluate the children’s learning by reviewing the K-W-L chart with them at the end of the unit to see what they have learned and to answer and questions they still have.

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