Where Butterflies GrowWritten by Joanne RyderIllustrated by Lynne Cherry An Internet-based Literature Lesson By Emily Fesmire
Welcome! In this lesson, you will complete a variety of fun and interesting activities to do before, during, and after you read the book Where Butterflies Grow. This book was written by Joanne Ryder and was illustrated by Lynne Cherry. All of these activities will be completed by you on the internet! For this lesson, you will need the following materials: computer with internet connection printer printer paper
Activity 1: Before Reading Click here to go to Mrs. Fesmire’s Butterfly Blog so you can post two facts that you already know about butterflies. Please post your facts in the “comment” section, and remember to use complete sentences. Click here to go the Mrs. Fesmire’s Butterfly Blog so you can post one or two questions that you have about butterflies. Please post your questions in the “comment” section, and remember to use complete sentences.
Activity 2: Before Reading Before you begin reading Where Butterflies Grow, click on the following links to watch how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly! Link 1: Caterpillar from egg to chrysalis Link 2: Caterpillar forming a chrysalis Link 3: Butterfly hatches from the chrysalis
Activity 2 Continued… Now that you have finished watching the videos, click here to make a poster about what you learned. In your text section, please include 3 facts that you learned about caterpillars and butterflies. Also, please include 1 image and 1 link to a website about butterflies. To begin making your poster, you will need to click on the blue words create a new poster. After that you will need to enter the following information Class Name: Hypothetical 2nd Grade Class Teacher’s Name: Fesmire Class Code: 207299 To find your image and link, please use Ask Kids.
Activity 3: During Reading To help you learn the meaning of some of words that may be difficult to understand while you read the story, please review these flashcards 3 times as you read the book. Click on the words start study session to begin. When you have reviewed the flashcards 3 times, please create a crossword puzzle using all of the vocabulary words and their definitions. Please print your crossword puzzle to exchange with a classmate.
Activity 4: During Reading Take a moment to post your favorite sentence from the book on Wallwisher. Along with your favorite sentence, please write a complete sentence about why you like this sentence. Does your favorite sentence make you feel a certain way or make you imagine or think about certain things? Have fun seeing what your classmates have written!
Activity 5: After Reading For this activity, you will create a diamante poem that is related to the book. A diamante poem is a poem that is in the shape of a diamond. It does not rhyme, but it does use words that are adjectives or words that end in –ing. It can be about one topic or two different topics. For your diamante poem, you will use two different topics which will be the words “caterpillar” and “butterfly”. Please print off your poem when you are finished and turn it in to me. To get started on creating your poem, please click here.
Activity 6: After Reading For this activity, you will write an acrostic poem. An acrostic poem is a poem that uses the letters of the topic word to begin each line. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the topic word. For your acrostic poem, choose either “caterpillar” or “butterfly” for your topic word. To begin writing your acrostic poem, click here. Please print your poem and turn it in to me when you are finished.
Beyond What You’ve Read Here are a few fun activities for you to do when you have finished reading the book Where Butterflies Grow. Please choose 4 of the 5 activities to complete. Put together an online butterfly jigsaw puzzle. Play the Butterfly Match-up Game. When you have correctly matched up all of the cards, you will reveal a special picture! Here is a fun and easy craft project called Drink Like a Butterfly. To make this project, you will use objects that you can find around your house or in our classroom. Take this quiz to see how much you know about butterflies! Play the Butterfly Game to design and write about your own butterfly.
Here are More Books About Caterpillars and Butterflies. My Oh My—A Butterfly! All About Butterflies In this book, the Cat in the Hat along with his friends Sally and Dick watch how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. From Caterpillar to Butterfly Watch a caterpillar transform into a butterfly! Monarch and Milkweed Read this book to understand how and why the Monarch butterfly travels thousands of miles to find the Milkweed plant. Are You a Butterfly? This book helps you to understand the daily lives of caterpillars and butterflies. The Butterfly Book: A Kid’s Guide to Attracting, Raising, and Keeping Butterflies After reading this book, you will know how to attract butterflies to your yard, raise a caterpillar and help it transform into a butterfly, and safely keep a butterfly and release it back into the wild.
Assessment Please take the following quiz about vocabulary words from Where Butterflies Grow. When you arrive at the quiz website, please click on the student site arrow. After you have done that, you will find yourself on a page that asks for your user name and password. Please enter stancock123 as the user name and tancock as the password.
Rubrics This rubric will be used to assess your work for the activities you completed for this internet-based lesson. This rubric will be used to assess your performance on the vocabulary quiz.
National Educational Technology Standards Used Within This Lesson 1. Creativity and Innovation 1a: apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. 1b: create original works as a means of personal or group expression. 2. Communication and Collaboration 2b: communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. 3. Research and Information Fluency 3c: evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making 4b: plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. 4c: collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. 5. Digital Citizenship 5c: demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. 6. Technology Concepts and Operations 6a: understand and use technology systems. 6b: select and use applications effectively and productively. 6c: troubleshoot systems and applications.
California Language Arts State Standards for Grade 2 1.2 Recognize and use the correct word order in written sentences. 1.3 Identify and correctly use various parts of speech, including nouns and verbs, in writing and speaking. 1.6 Capitalize all proper nouns, words at the beginning of sentences and greetings, months and days of the week, and titles and initials of people. 1.7 Spell frequently used, irregular words correctly (e.g., was, were, says, said, who, what, why). 1.8 Spell basic short-vowel, long-vowel, r-controlled, and consonant-blend patterns correctly. 2.5 Restate facts and details in the text to clarify and organize ideas. 2.6 Recognize cause-and-effect relationships in a text. 2.8 Follow two-step written instructions. 3.4 Identify the use of rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration in poetry.