Owls are fascinating and this informational text, White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies, is spectacular.
Check out how we spent the week learning about owls.
Owl Lesson Plans: Read Aloud Texts
Just like her other texts, she has both a narrative and informational text in one!
Just like the rest of our engaging readers, we spend a week with this book. Each day we read it for a different purpose. In this way, we can dive deep into the meaning of the book. Student engagement goes through the roof! For this book, we worked on reading comprehension skills such as visualization, retelling with text details. inferring and some informational text writing!
You can find the reading units by clicking: Reading Comprehension: Engaging Readers November
Owl Schema Chart
Our class worked on our Schema!
Owl Lesson Plans: Writing about owls
We used Deanna Jump’s Owl Unit and had a great time!
Here are some photos of this unit from a few years back.While we constructed sentences we were able to sneak in some concepts about (print sentences wrap around from top to bottom) and word work (using initial sounds and words we know to build sentences). We also revisited some writing workshop lessons (our pictures should have details to help your reader understand). I love multi-tasking lessons.
|I love doing “crafts” that are purposeful!|
Owl Lesson Plans: Videos to share
We loved these videos as well.
Owl Lesson Plans: Owl Pellets
A yearly favorite is dissecting owl pellets. Each pellet had at least two skulls and countless tiny bones in them. Students used these bone charts to help identify the type of animal the owl had snacked on. I ordered the owl pellets off of Amazon.
Owl Lesson Plans: Directed Drawings
Directed drawings are a fun way to help build confidence in your little writers. We added our sentence study to the directed drawings so we could multi-task.
You can find the directed drawings by clicking: Reading Comprehension: Engaging Readers November
Owl Lesson Plans: Snack Idea
We also made this scrumptious owl snack out of chocolate cookies, chocolate frosting, yellow cake decorating frosting, M & M’s, and candy corn.
Owl Lesson Plans: STEM Extension
Students were able to build an owl box! You can find this STEM activity along with math and literacy centers by clicking: Science, Math, & More November
Owl Lesson Plans: Other fun ideas found!
Have a GREAT week!