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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 - Lesson Overview

On this page
- Prior Knowledge
- Mathematics, Science, and Language Objectives
- Vocabulary
- Concept Web

Prior Knowledge

The student has
  1. sorted objects into sets
  2. constructed sets of up to eight members
  3. ordered objects or events first through sixth
  4. used ordinal number words (first, next, last) correctly
  5. described objects and phenomena
  6. classified objects using one variable.

Mathematics, Science and Language Objectives

Mathematics
The student will
  1. depict information on a graph
  2. find all possible paths in a geometric figure
  3. make a figure on a geoboard; describe it verbally by finding lines of symmetry
  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
  5. count or add members of sets by ones, twos, fives, tens
  6. use words such as "most", "least", and "as many as" (middle) to describe how many in a group, e.g., spiders/non-spiders
  7. order pictures of spiders by size, by other variables
  8. use ordinal numbers up to six (first, second, last) to describe the life cycle of spiders to describe the elements in their food chain
  9. construct sets of up to eight elements; tell the number in sets of up to eight elements.

Science
The student will
  1. list four characteristics of spiders using numbers to describe and count body parts
  2. classify pictures of animals as spiders or non-spiders
  3. list two parts of the spider's food chain
  4. describe at least three characteristics of a spider's habitat
  5. list at least four types of spiderwebs
  6. name one benefit of spiders to humans
  7. name at least two natural enemies of spiders, including man
  8. list two animals that are prey of spiders
  9. describe a spider's life cycle
  10. describe how a spider's web feels, looks and works
  11. list special adaptations spiders have made to live in their environment, including how the water spider and the trap-door spider have adapted
  12. describe the danger of spider bites
  13. make and list predictions about what will happen if an insect is added to a vivarium
  14. describe differences between live birth and hatching.

Language
The student will
  1. verbalize feelings about spiders in English and/or Spanish
  2. act out spider actions, such as spinning a web, ballooning, camouflage
  3. write or dictate a sentence about spiders using the theme's vocabulary
  4. create a minibook about his/her favorite spider

Vocabulary

spider
araña
legs
patas
body parts
partes del cuerpo
insect
insecto
eight
ocho
silk
seda
web
teleraña
arachnid
arácnido
spin
tejer
feelings
sentimientos
vivarium
vivero
fangs
colmillos
life cycle
ciclo vital
food chain
cadena nutritiva
egg sac
huevera
ballooning
(ballooning)
spiderlings
arañuelos
prey
presa
usefulness
utilidad
camouflage
camuflage
venom
veneno


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