A Butterfly is Patient Resource Set

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A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston

A Butterfly is Patient is the perfect anchor text to explore with young scientists. This beautifully illustrated book creatively describes the life cycle of a butterfly. Different nonfiction text features are harmoniously arranged throughout the book. Students will enjoy practicing reading comprehension strategies like questioning and determining author’s purpose while they learn about the life of a butterfly.

Teach with A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Adding -s to make Plural Nouns
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Determining Importance: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.3 RI.3.5 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    A Butterfly is Patient Resource Set

    Asking Questions with A Butterfly is Patient

    Every illustrated page in this book will leave children wondering about the patient butterfly. Questions will organically happen as children explore the nonfiction text features that appear on every page.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.1 RI.3.10 RI.3.5 SL.3.1c SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Determining Importance with A Butterfly is Patient

    Italicized words, labels, and exclamation marks are only some of the text features the author uses to highlight important ideas. Each page offers important information, and children will practice determining what they should remember about butterflies.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.6 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with A Butterfly is Patient

    The cover of “A Butterfly is Patient” makes it clear that the author wants to inform the reader about the magnificent butterfly. Children will also learn how the author uses.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with A Butterfly is Patient

    The double page illustrations and creative fonts makes this the ideal book for practicing retelling and summarizing. Children will appreciate having gorgeous details to refer to when answering questions about the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.2 RI.3.4 RI.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Understanding Text Structure with A Butterfly is Patient

    Guide students as they discover the different text structures of the book. Dianna Hutts Aston does a nice job of using sequencing, description, and cause and effect in this informational text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RI.3.10 RI.3.3 RI.3.5 RI.3.8 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    A Butterfly is Patient Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    A Butterfly is Patient Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of A Butterfly is Patient. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, reader's notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    A Butterfly is Patient Word Work - Adding -s to make Plural Nouns

    A Butterfly is Patient offers students the opportunity to know nouns that are made plural by adding -s within the context of the book. Either download the A Butterfly is Patient Super Pack or this individual Word Work lesson plan and activity package to access lesson plans, interactive games, and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    A Butterfly is Patient Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy A Butterfly is Patient, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the A Butterfly is Patient Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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