Meet Cutie the Caterpillar.
I projected the text to model text coding. We marked the main idea, unknown words, and key details. Then we took notes on the key ideas that we wanted to remember.
Then I gave my students a copy of the same text. We went back and coded it the same way all together.
We did the same thing for the Larva stage.
And finally by ourselves.
Then, together as a class, we used our notes to complete an interactive writing about the life cycle of a butterfly.
Here is what we came up with...
Then, I let my students complete their own.
This was such a fun unit!
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