Vocabulary Building with Theme Words
Facts & Opinions about Spiders
To learn about the difference between facts and opinions, we play a game using our white boards together at the carpet. We first discuss what facts and opinions are and share some real world examples. To play this game, I read a sentence about spiders aloud and they put down either ‘F’ or ‘O’ as their guess. They can keep track of their “score” and give themselves a point for each one they get correct. They share their answers as the game goes on. After the game, they work in pairs to cut out the same spider facts and opinions and sort them correctly on a sheet. I found that this was a great way to check student learning.
The Parts of a Spiders
Spiders Can Have Are
Throughout the unit, we record the things we learn about spiders on our can, have, are chart. We read parts of the spider fact sheets and locate facts that would fit into one of the categories. We share those together.
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What are your favorite spider activities for the classroom?