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TWO BAD ANTS (JOURNEYS 3RD GRADE), READING LESSONS WITH EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

By: Elly Elementary

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
  • Science
  • Extension Activities including role playing 
  • Video links

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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
  • Science
  • Extension Activities including role playing 
  • Video links

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Elly Elementary

I am a retired elementary educator with over 25 years experience. Currently, I am a freelance curriculum designer and sell many of my resources through my store, Elly Elementary. My resources are mostly Elementary Level and in all subjects. I hope that they will help you in your classroom and in your home school. Please feel free to ask any questions or ask for resources you may not see here as I have many more that I am working on. Please email me at ellyelementary@gmail.com. Check out my instagram at: Https://www.instagram.com/ellyelementary

TWO BAD ANTS (JOURNEYS 3RD GRADE), READING LESSONS WITH EXTENSION ACTIVITIES