October 2018

Real Busy Spider

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Listen and Read Together

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Real Busy Spiders

Videos (2)

Videos (2)

Games (1)


Academic Standards


Reading Objective:

Children will identify ways spiders use their bodies to catch prey, compare fiction and nonfiction texts, and label their own diagram of a spider’s body parts.


Science Focus:

life science/form and function


ELA Skills:

key details, compare/contrast, compare texts, use visuals, vocabulary, sequencing


Page 4 Skill:

read a diagram



liquid, spinnerets, solid, fangs, venom



RI.2.1, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.7, RI.2.9, RI.2.10, RF.2.4.B, SL.2.2