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Teacher Workbooks

Language Arts Series


Alphabet Skills
Insects Theme, Vol. 1

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Table of Contents
Theme
Ants 1-5
Bees 6-10
Beetles 11-14
Butterflies 15-18
Crickets 19-22
Flies 23-26
Worms 27-30
Answers 31-32

SKill
Alphabetization 1-30
Answers 31-32

Standard
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and
use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of
purposes 1-30
Answers 31-32

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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Ants

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

ants pests colony

Myrmecology Formicidae Hymenoptera

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Ants

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

queen nests workers

antennae mandible soldiers

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Ants

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

nests earth weaver

combined wood & carton bivouac

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Ants

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

species sweets seeds

crop abdomen honey

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Ants

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

ants Honeypot Harvester

Fungus growing Predation Breeders

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Bees

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

colony honey bee

hives workers queen

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Bees

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

bees insect useful

pollen flowers nectar

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Bees

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

drones bees workers

queens colony hives

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Bees

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

sting bee buzzing

honey colony beeswax

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Bees

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

honeycomb colony nectar

pollen swarm beekeepers

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Beetles

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

insect beetle Acteon Beetle

South America bulkiest Longhorn Beetle

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Beetles

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

Longhorn Beetle Dynastes Hercule s Fiji

Titanus Giganteus Feather-winged Beetle Nanosella Fungi

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Beetles

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

beetles Coleoptera taxonomic

soil Megasoma Acteon South America

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Beetles

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

beetles species rain forest

deserts antennae exoskeleton

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Butterflies

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

butterfly nectar proboscis

species insect delicate

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Butterflies

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

Queen Alexandra New Guinea Western Pygmy Blue

North America Lepidoptera warm

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Butterflies

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

butterflies grace delicate

beautiful colorful flight

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Butterflies

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

butterflies families skippers

blues coppers hairstreaks

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Crickets

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

crickets jumpers Anthropoda

singers Insecta chirp

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Crickets

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

scavenger wool silk

nymph chirp jumpers

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Crickets

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

jumpers singing chirping

omnivore scavenger meadows

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Crickets

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

nocturnal predators Anthropoda

Insecta Orthoptera Entomologist

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Flies

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

fly insect wings

House Fly germs mouthparts

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Flies

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

head thorax abdomen

fine hair eyes Disteria

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Flies

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

compound antenna palpi

halters claws pulvilli

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Flies

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

Insecta Disteria germs

disease Cholera Dysentery

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Worms

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

segments setae citellum

five hearts slimy bristles

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Worms

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

worms Annelida earthworms

segments Polychaetes bristles

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Worms

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

hermaphroditic fertilization excretion

ingest anterior exterior

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to
communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Name _______________________________ Date __________________________
Worms

Directions:
Write each word in alphabetical order on the lines provided. Proofread for correct
spelling.

blood muscles segments

slimy squishy five hearts

Alphabetical Order

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

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communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
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Answers
Page 1 Page 7 Page 13
ants bees beetles
colony flowers Coleoptera
Formicidae insect Megasoma Acteon
Hymenoptera nectar soil
Myrmecology pollen South America
pests useful taxonomic

Page 2 Page 8 Page 14


antennae bees antennae
mandible colony beetles
nests drones deserts
queen hives exoskeleton
soldiers queens rain forest
workers workers species

Page 3 Page 9 Page 15


Bivouac bee butterfly
Combined beeswax delicate
Earth buzzing insect
Nests colony nectar
Weaver honey proboscis
Wood & Carter sting species

Page 4 Page 10 Page 16


abdomen beekeepers Lepidoptera
crop colony New Guinea
honey honeycomb North America
seeds nectar Queen Alexandra
species pollen Warm
sweets swarm Western Pygmy Blue

Page 5 Page 11 Page 17


ants Acteon Beetle beautiful
Breeders Beetle butterflies
Fungus growing Bulkiest colorful
Harvester Insect delicate
Honeypot Longhorn Beetle flight
Predation South America grace

Page 6 Page 12 Page 18


bee Dynastes Hercules blues
colony Feather-winged Beetle butterflies
hives Fiji coppers
honey Longhorn Beetle families
queen Nanosella fungi hairstreaks
workers Titanus giganteus skippers

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Anthropoda Cholera
chirp disease
crickets Disteria
Insecta Dysentery
Jumpers germs
singers Insecta

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chirp bristles
jumpers citellum
nymph five hearts
scavenger segments
silk setae
wool slimy

Page 21 Page 28
chirping Annelida
jumpers bristles
meadows earthworms
omnivore Polychaetes
scavenger segments
singing worms

Page 22 Page 29
Anthropoda anterior
Entomologist excretion
Insecta exterior
nocturnal fertilization
Orhtoptera hermaphroditic
predators ingest

Page 23 Page 30
fly blood
germs five hearts
Housefly muscles
Insect segments
mouthparts slimy
wings squishy

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abdomen
Disteria
Eyes
fine hair
head
thorax

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antenna
claws
compound
halters
palpi
pulvilli

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