I may be in the minority here, but I love creepy crawlers and scary creatures of the night, which is why creating these resources on bats, owls, and spiders was just plain EXCITING AND FUN! In these three resources, I used real-life photographs to make for fun, engaging, and meaningful learning. The format and layout is the same in these three packets. I did that intentionally so that you don’t have to spend an excessive amount of time explaining HOW to complete an activity and can dive right in! Here’s what topics are included in each of the packets:
Life of an Owl/Spider/Bat
Parts of an Owl/Spider/Bat
Where Do Owls/Spiders/Bats Live?
What Do Owls/Spiders/Bats Eat? Materials Included: Posters and vocabulary pages to hang in your classroom
All About Owls/Bats/Spiders Article (to use during whole group)
Mini-Books about Owls/Bats/Spiders (3 different levels for the different ability groups in your class)
Close Reading Passages about specific kinds of bats/owls/spiders and correlating text-dependent question sheets
True/False Sorting Activity and Cut/Paste Sheet
Graphic organizers (including Can, Have, Are, K-W-L, Three Fascinating Facts, Parts of a Bat/Owl/Spider, and Venn-Diagrams. Here’s a close look at some of what is included in the spider packet. There are close reading passages on Black Widows, Tarantulas, Brown Recluse, and Wolf Spiders. There’s also a passage about the similarities and differences between insects and spiders. After reading about the different spiders, students can choose one spider they want to write a mini-report on!
The close reading passages included in the bat unit are: Flying Fox Bat, Vampire Bat, Bumblebee Bat, and the Brown Long-Eared Bat.
This fun owl craft and book are a perfect activity to complete alongside your unit on owls. Students can make the craft and then attach the all about owls book to the back of the craft. I made sure to include a couple pages on investigating owl pellets in case you were planning on doing a little science activity. Click on the picture below to download this resource for FREE.
If you’re interested in any of the resources you see above, just click on the pictures to grab them. Happy Hump Day!