Prekinder bug lesson

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Prekinder bug lesson

  1. 1. Teacher: Ashley Steele Subject Area/Grade Level: Prekindergarten, Science Lesson Title: “Bugs for Lunch” Understanding Common Bugs Objectives: The student will: - Correctly name an insect five times out of ten - Correctly name and locate the front and back of the book, and explain what an illustrator and author do TEKS Connections: (Kindergarten) 112.2 (b) (2) Scientific processes. The student develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in the field and the classroom. The student is expected to: (A) ask questions about organisms, objects, and events; (5) Science concepts. The student knows that organisms, objects, and events have properties and patterns. The student is expected to: (A) describe properties of objects and characteristics of organisms; Time : 10 to 15 minutes Materials/Equipment Required: “Bugs for Lunch” by Margery Facklam Anticipatory Set: Ask the student to name some of their favorite bugs. Ask students to verbally, as a group, review the parts of a book and who creates them. Suggested Procedure Opening : As stated in the anticipatory set ask students questions about their prior knowledge of bugs and books. Modeling: Demonstrate the importance of reading from left to right by pointing to the words in the book as it is read aloud. Also, demonstrate for students on the first page of the book that there are many different types of bugs on each page, and that we will work as a group to name them. Development: 1. Read the book “Bugs for Lunch” by Margery Facklam aloud to the class. 2. As reading ask students to identify the bugs on each page, the animal that is eating the insects, and what they eat. 3. After completing the lesson ask students open ended questions to review the book’s content, such as “Would you eat bugs?” and “where do you think a bear lives?” Check for Understanding: Ask students specific questions relating to the book, such as “what did the fish eat?” and “where do aardvarks live?” Guided Practice: Have students discuss their own bug stories with their neighbors quietly for one minute. Closing: Students finish sharing their stories with their neighbors, and the instructor selects a few students to share their experiences with the group. Extending the Lesson: Since the class I was observing is a bilingual prekindergarten class, I would like to do more activities that focus on vocabulary in both English and Spanish, such as creating a word/picture wall with the bilingual vocabulary used in the book. Additional Resources:
  2. 2. http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/insects.html : a large list of links to specific types of insects and activities relating to them!

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