These bats & spiders literacy centers are designed to help your children work with informational text during their center time.
Finding meaningful literacy centers that are engaging can be challenging. We have created this set focused on spiders & bats in order to provide a high interest set of centers that are appropriate for second and third grade students.
**You can download the complete, free set of centers by clicking on the bold blue words at the bottom of this post.**
Just the Facts Students match the fact with the correct animal.
Fluency Cards Students can practice their fluency skills while learning about bats and spiders.
Adaptation Cards Students sort the adaptations into two piles, one for a gray wolf and the other for spiders. Also included is a graphic organizer where students record an adaptation and then think of a a way this helps the animal.
Graphic Organizers Place a basket of informational text books focused on spiders and/or bats in a basket at a literacy center. We have various pages you can use for students to use along with a book they choose. Along with graphic organizers for recording facts, we also have a flip booklet that can be glued into an interactive notebook if desired. One page asks students to record a main idea and three supporting details. It would be helpful to practice this during a mini-lesson first so that students know your expectations. Depending on the text chosen, students might be looking for the main idea of a text or the main idea of a specific page.
You can download the complete set of Bats & Spiders Literacy Centers here: Literacy Center Set
You will find a set of Write it, Read it, Draw it! Bats & Spiders scrambled sentences here: Bats & Spiders Sentences
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