Spiders Resource Set

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Spiders by Laura Marsh

Dive into the world of nonfiction text by working with the high-interest Spiders by Laura Marsh. Teach students how to comprehend the features of nonfiction text as they use comprehension strategies to understand interesting facts about spiders such as how they eat with no teeth, how they care for their babies, the various ways they can use their webs, and more!

Teach with Spiders by Laura Marsh

Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using Spiders by Laura Marsh

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Long Vowel Digraphs
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.4 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Visualizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.4 RI.1.3
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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    Spiders Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Spiders

    Spiders is a natural choice for an asking questions mini lesson because these creepy, crawly creatures appeal to the curiosity of early readers. Students will have no trouble asking and answering deep questions about the surprising and interesting facts presented on each page.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.4 RI.1.5 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Determining Importance with Spiders

    This determining importance mini lesson provides students with opportunities to identify the main idea and important details in Laura Marsh's Spiders. This mini lesson focuses on the importance of examining the features of nonfiction text to identify important facts about spiders.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Connections with Spiders

    One way for students to construct meaning with a nonfiction text such as Spiders, is to make connections with the text. This mini lesson will show students where to pause and think about text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections while reading. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice making connections between the text on the page and the features of nonfiction.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.3 RI.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with Spiders

    Spiders offers an excellent opportunity for comprehension strategy work focused on retelling and summarizing with a nonfiction text. Specific, high-interest chapters and nonfiction text features, such as headings and captions, organize the information and make it easier for students to retell and summarize important facts about spiders.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.1 RI.1.10 RI.1.2 RI.1.3 RI.1.5 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 RI.1.8 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Visualizing with Spiders

    What better way for students to check their visualization work than by using stunning color photographs that show up close visuals of spiders from all over the world? This visualization mini lesson guides students in using the text to create mental images of the information author Karen Marsh is presenting.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RI.1.10 RI.1.6 RI.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Spiders 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.

    Spiders Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Spiders. 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.

    Spiders Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Spiders.

    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 Spiders by Laura Marsh. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Spiders Word Wor - Long Vowel Digraphs

    Spiders is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about long vowel digraphs. Either download the Spiders Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.4 RI.1.3

    Spiders Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Spiders, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Spiders 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.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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