In this engaging 3rd-grade unit centered around Chris Van Allsburg’s captivating book “Two Bad Ants,” students embark on a multidisciplinary journey that seamlessly integrates reading, writing, science, and extension activities. The adventure begins with a thorough exploration of the story, fostering critical reading comprehension skills as students delve into the ant protagonists’ misadventures. Writing exercises invite young learners to express their imaginative insights, encouraging them to craft alternative endings or creative narratives inspired by the ants’ perspective. The science component of the unit unfolds as students delve into the world of ants, investigating their behaviors, anatomy, and ecological roles. Hands-on experiments and observations further deepen their understanding of the insect realm. Extension activities, such as art projects or dramatic reenactments, add a layer of excitement, allowing students to express their newfound knowledge in unique and creative ways. This comprehensive approach ensures that students not only develop literary and scientific skills but also cultivate a love for learning through an immersive and interdisciplinary experience.
This ready to use, no prep resource includes:
- Graphic Organizers
- Sequence/Story Retelling
- Reading Comprehension
- Writing Prompts
- Extension Activities including role playing
- Video links