Bat lesson plan ideas with engaging activities to support reading comprehension. Math & literacy centers, crafts, videos, and yummy snacks, too!
Bat Lesson Plan Ideas
Teaching about bats is so much fun! It is a perfect Fall theme to incorporate into your classroom. Here are some fun lesson ideas for your week (or two) of bats!
Reading Comprehension Lessons
I love teaching fun things like bats, but what’s better is when you can use those cool themes to teach reading comprehension skills, as well as, other math and literacy standards. Two of my favorite books to read while teaching about bats are Stellaluna and Bat Loves the Night.
Stellaluna is a fiction story but acts as a great introduction to bats.
Using the book, we practice making predictions, retelling the story, comparing, inferring, and opinion writing.
Students enjoy using the cards to retell the story. This is such a good skill to practice!
Lesson plans and response activities for Stellaluna can be found here:
Bat Loves the Night
Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies is such a cool book because it couples narrative text with informational text.
Using this story, students build their schema about bats.
Students continue building their schema about bats. Other lessons teach students about making connections, inferring, and visualizing.
Lesson plans and response activities for Bat Loves the Night can be found here:
Videos are always a fun addition to your lesson plans. Here are a few videos that are worth checking out.
Extend your learning of bats into your literacy and math centers!
Center activities for Stellaluna and Bat Loves the Night can be found in these units:
- Science, Math, and More October Set One(Bat Loves the Night)
- Science, Math, and More October Set Two (Stellaluna)
Everyone loves crafts! I am in love with this craft for Stellaluna! It is available in the Engaging Readers unit!
I saved the best for last. Snacks!
- Nutter Butter Bats from Handmade in the Heartland.
- Donut Ball Bats from Katie Harp
- Reeses Bats from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Have fun getting batty in your classroom!!