Egg to Butterfly
1 The Hook
The teacher will read caterpillar and butterfly books to the students.
Recommended titles include:
Monarch Butterfly By: Gail Gibbons
The Butterfly By: Anna Milbourne and Cathy Skimmen
From Caterpillar to Butterfly By: Deborah Heiligman
The teacher will now lead a discussion with the students to complete a KWL chart (Know, Want to know, Learn). This chart will focus on the life cycle of the butterfly and facts about the butterfly. (Using Notability on the iPads) During "The Hook" the "K - Know" and "W - Want to know" columns of the chart will be completed.
2 Direct Instruction
The teacher will play a prepared Educreation presentation. This presentation will include facts on the life cycle of the butterfly (Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysaslis, Butterfly), anatomy of the butterfly, definitions, etc. This part of the lesson will provide a chunk of the information for the students.
3 Guided Practice
4 Independent Practice
The teacher will view Tellagami presentations as students present them to the class one at a time (graded activity). Also, students will log onto the iPad and use Quizlet to complete a prepared quiz on butterflies and the life cycle. Answers and scores will be sent to the teacher.