Stellaluna is a popular children’s book written by Janell Cannon about a baby fruit bat who gets separated from her mother and finds herself living with a family of birds. The interdisciplinary teacher’s guide on Stellaluna is a resource designed to help educators incorporate this book into their lesson plans in a variety of subject areas, including language arts, science, social studies, and art.
The guide includes background information on bats and their role in ecosystems, as well as suggestions for classroom activities such as vocabulary building exercises, discussion questions, and creative writing prompts. It also includes cross-curricular connections, such as using Stellaluna to teach about migration patterns or exploring the different types of fruit that bats eat.
Through the use of Stellaluna as a focal point, the guide encourages students to develop critical thinking skills and an appreciation for interdisciplinary learning. It aims to provide teachers with a flexible framework for incorporating this beloved children’s book into their curriculum in a meaningful and engaging way.This is an interdisciplinary, no prep, literature unit for the book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.
Stellaluna is a beautiful story about a baby bat who thinks it is a bird. It shows the similarities and differences between birds and bats and is a great tale of friendship and interdisciplinary text to use with the study of animals.
This ELA resources and activity guide novel unit guide includes:
. pre-reading, during reading and post-reading activities
. reading strategies and comprehension
. reading and writing assessments
. vocabulary/word work
. science lessons on bats and birds
. science experiments
. suggestions for crafts and bulletin boards
Each section contains multiple tasks and this unit can easily be done over a one to two-week period.
It can be done in conjunction with an animal unit as well as a unit on friendship.