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Paso Partners - Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Language: An Instructional Program Purchase a print copy of Paso Partners
Introduction Grade K Lessons Grade 1 Lessons Grade 2 Lessons Grade 3 Lessons Bibliography
Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: Spiders! Scary or Nice?
Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
Lesson 3: Spiders Catch Prey
Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
Lesson 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
Lesson 7: Now We Know Spiders!
References
Spanish Language Translations

Spiders - Objective Grid

Objectives Lesson #
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Mathematics Objectives
1. depict information on a graph o




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2. find all the possible paths in a geometric figure



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3. make a figure on a geoboard; describe it verbally by finding lines of symmetry

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4. estimate how many spiderlings are held in a spider's egg sac if the eggs are the size of a pea, a linking cube, lima bean, lentil


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5. count (or add) members of sets by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s o o
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6. use words such as "most", "least", and "as many as" (middle) to describe how many in a group, e.g., spiders/non-spiders o

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7. order pictures of spiders by size, by other variables o

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8. use ordinal numbers up to 6 (first, second, last) to describe the life cycle of spiders, to describe their food chain, other o





9. construct sets of up to 8 elements; tell the number in sets of up to 8 elements o o o o o o
10. order numbers
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11. makes a guess based on information given





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Science Objectives
1. list 4 characteristics of spiders using numbers to describe and count body parts
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2. classify pictures of animals as spiders or non-spiders; other o o o



3. list 2 parts of the spider's food chain

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4. describe at least 3 characteristics of a spider's habitat


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5. list and describe at least 4 types of spiderwebs

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6. name one benefit of spiders to humans o





7. name at least 2 natural enemies of spiders, including man

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8. list 2 animals that are prey of spiders

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9. describe a spider's life cycle


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10. describe how a spider's web feels, looks and works


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11. list special adaptations spiders have made to live in their environment, including how the water spider and trap-door spider have adapted

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12. describe the danger of spider bites

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13. make and list predictions about what will happen if an insect is added to a vivarium

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14.describe differences between live birth and hatching.


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Language Objectives
1. verbalize feelings and give information about spiders in English o o o o o o o
2. act out spider actions, such as spinning a web, ballooning, camouflage
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3. write or dictate a sentence about spiders using the theme's vocabulary
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4. create a minibook about the student's favorite spider

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5. provide information about spiders after observing them in the vivarium o
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6. cite or draw an illustration about a spider story and its author

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7. state justifications for a claim about spiders. o o o o o o o
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