Summary: John walks out of his house surrounded by a lot of monarchs. They surround him and ask him to help them find some green space. He wants to help him but does not know how. The butterflies habitat had been destroyed and he flew with them to find a new place. He later studies butterflies in college because of this experience. John ends up trying to convince congress to pass a bill called, "The Butterfly Road." This bill will set aside migratory spaces for the butterflies. Later in life, John is surrounded by butterflies again but this time they cover him and he flies away forever.
Teaching points: Standard: ELA- W.2.7 – Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations). Science Standard NGSS- 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Big five component: comprehension, six language art: writing. Students will discuss in groups and whole group about the habitat of butterflies. I want this book to focus on understanding their habitat and that students will write facts about where butterflies live. This will lead to making a diorama for a butterflies habitat.
Butterflies| Animals for Children, produced by All Things Animal TV, link: https://youtu.be/fUybrJmFv0c , Educational video
Summary: In this video by All Things Animal TV, the butterfly’s anatomy and life cycle is taught. The video covers the butterfly’s anatomy from the amount of wings they have to amount of legs. It finally goes over all four stages of a butterfly’s life which include, Egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and finally a butterfly. The video is simple yet informative for children of all ages to comprehend.
Teaching Points: Standard: ELA- SL.2.5 – Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Science Standard NGSS- 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Big five component: comprehension, six language arts: listening. Students will watch this video to make connections to books. We will discuss mostly the body parts of the butterfly and why they have them. Students will draw a butterfly and label the parts of the body. Students will draw the life cycle of the butterfly by connecting arrows from the butterfly they drew. This will just be a visual representation for them to look back on.
Resources: All Things Animal TV. (2015, January 24). BUTTERFLIES | Animals for children. Kids videos. Kindergarten | Preschool learning. Retrieved from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUybrJmFv0c
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