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Unit  overview  –  Bugs  and  Butterflies,  week  one  lead  teacher:      Mrs.

 Anderson  
Overall  goal  of  lesson  

Day  1  
Pre-­‐work:    place  insects  on  a  
grid  -­‐-­‐  crawl,  fly  or  both?  
 
Group  talk:    what  kinds  of  
bugs  did  you  see  this  
summer?  -­‐-­‐    count  
 
Word  wall:    Divide  into  
groups/pairs  with  assigned  
words.    Think,  Pair,  Share  to  
read,  say  and  understand  5  
new  basic  words  that  relate  to  
food,  shelter  and  movement:    
 
Group  1:    eat,  run,  fun,  fly,  
bug,  egg  
Group  2:  swim,  crawl,  jump,  
hide,  fear  
Day  2  
 
Pre-­‐work:  place  white  beans  
on  green  leaf  to  show  math  
groupings  matching  
addition/subtraction  
problems  
 
Group  Talk:    Read    Very  
Hungry  Caterpillar    
 
Play  Numbered  Heads  
Together  to  answer  questions  
about  what  happens  in  the  
story.  
 
Whole  body:  In  a  second  
reading,  they  will  be  able  to  
act  out  the  story  using  props  
and  appropriate  motions.    
 

Focal  language  
domain    

Language  
focus  (vocab,  

(listening,  speaking,  
reading,  writing)  

pragmatics,  
grammar,  etc.)  

 
Listening  
 
 
 
Speaking,    
math  
 
 
 
 

Resources    

Assessment  

(specify  title,  web  
address,  technology,  
genre,  etc.)  

(specify  what  type  of  
formative/summative  
assesment  will  use)  

 
cognition  
 
 
 
schema  of  
experience  
 
 
 
 
Vocabulary  
 

 
Worksheet  or  
laminated  grid  
 
 
Feltboard  and  
insects  
 
 
 
 
Picture  cards  
with  vocabulary  
words  

 
Formative  –  
Checklist  for  
comprehension,    
ability  to  place  
bugs  on  grid,  
vocab  words,    
oral  
participation  in  
group  talk.  
 
 
 
 
 
Summative  –  
read,  say  and  
understand  5  
new  vocabulary  
words.  

 
 
Math  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listening    
Speaking  

 
 
Comprehension  

 
 
Green  leaf  
shapes  and  
white  beans  
 
 
Book:    The  very  
hungry  
caterpillar  
 
Props  to  act  out  
the  story  

 
 
Formative  -­‐  
teacher  to  check    
 
 
Formative  -­‐-­‐  Who  
can  say  the  name  
of  the  story?  
 
Summative  –  
participation  
checklist.    How  
well  was  he/she  
able  to  act  out  the  
story  on  scale  of  
1-­‐3.  

 
Reading,    
Listening,  
Speaking,  
 

 
Cognition  
 
 
 

 
2’s  –  4  steps  
3’s  -­‐    6  steps  
 
 life  cycle  wheel  

Read  at  least  five  
of  six  new  words  
on  flashcards  and  
use  them  in  a  
sentence    

 

Day  3  
Pre-­‐work:    pencil  maze  of  
butterfly  metamorphosis  (7  
steps)in  order  or  make  and  

color  life  cycle  wheel  (4  steps)    
and  explain  out  loud.  
 
Group  talk:      Write  numerals  
on  individual  whiteboards  
Math:    how  many  legs  does  a  
spider  have?    How  many  
butterfly  eggs  on  the  leaf?  etc.  
 
Vocabulary:  
Level  2’s  Emerging:    Match  
words  on  3x5  cards  with  
pictures  from  the  story  and  
write  them  in  order.      
Level  3’s  Developing:    Arrange  
words  and  pictures  on  a  board  
and  tell  a  story.    
 
Edible  metamorphosis:    eggs,  
caterpillar,  chrysalis,  butterfly    
Day  4  
Prework:    Play  Music  &  
slideshow  while  students  
begin  a  torn  paper  collage    
 
Play  Numbered  Heads  
Together  to  Introduce  all  
words  to  all  students,  use  
them  in  sentences,  and  place  
them  on  the  word  wall  

 
 
 
Math  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Writing  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocabulary  

 
Reading  
Writing  
Listening,    
Speaking  

 
 
 
 
Vocabulary  

Writing  
Reading  
Listening    
Speaking  
 

 
Grammar  &  
Syntax  

 
 

Day  5    
Prework:  Finish  collage    
Group:  Play  Think,  Pair,  Share    
Scaffold  writing  with  sentence  
frames.    Add  a  sentence  to  
collage  using  word  wall  
list.    Level  3’s  -­‐    will  write  their  
own  sentences.  Level  2’s  –  will  
use  cut  up  words  to  make  a  
sentence,  then  write  it.    

 

template    
 
 
 
 
Word/picture  
3x5  cards  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiny  
marshmallows,  
gummy  worms,  
tootsie  rolls,  
butterfly  crackers  
 
Slideshow  with  
bugs  and  
butterflies  
 
paper  painted  all  
different  colors  
 
 
photos  of  bugs  
and  butterflies  to  
choose  and  add  
to  collage  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sentence  frames  
 
Cut  words  for  2’s  
to  make  
sentences.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summative  –  
when  children  
arrange  edibles  in  
correct  order  they  
can  eat  them!  

Formative  –  read,  
say  and  
understand  10  
new  vocabulary  
words    
 
Summative  –  
Journal:  trace  and  
write  10  new  
words.      
 

Formative  –  read,  
write,  say  and  
understand  10  
new  vocabulary  
words.      
 
 
Summative  –  
portfolio:  
Level  1  –  write  
sentence.    Level  2  
–  use  cut  up  
words,  then  write.