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After this lesson, students will be able to:
- explain the life cycle of owls
- describe each stage of an owl's life cycle
- Copies of the lesson Life Cycle of an Owl: Lesson for Kids, one for each student
- Colored pencils
- Chart paper and marker
- Prepared role cards of eggs, hatchling, nestling, fledgling or adult
- Paper cut into quarter size pieces
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
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Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Warm Up and Preparation
- Give students a piece of paper and have them title 'Owl Life Cycle.' Make a model on chart paper for students to follow.
- Now have them draw a large circle that covers most of the page and put a dot at the 12, 2, 5, 8 and 10 o'clock spots.
- Distribute the lesson Life Cycle of an Owl: Lesson for Kids or display the video lesson for the class to watch.
- Read or watch the first section 'It's the Circle of Life' with students, reviewing the concept of a life cycle.
- Next read or watch the section 'The Egg Came First' with students.
- Label the 12 o'clock dot 'Egg' and record information from this section. Allow students to sketch a drawing to accompany text.
- Read or watch the next sections 'The Young Owl' and 'The Adult Owl' together. Record information along dots and sketch images.
- Give each student a prepared role card and ask them to write an 'I am' statement. For example, an egg student may write 'I am an owl egg and I will hatch and become a hatchling.'
- As students write, walk around to support and guide.
- Now call students up in groups that represent one of each stage and read their statements. Repeat until all students have had a chance to participate.
- Read or watch the 'Lesson Summary' and take the quiz together.
- Distribute six pieces of paper to students and have them staple the paper together to make a book.
- Have them label the cover 'The Story of an Owl.'
- Now allow them to write a book about an owl's life cycle in first-person, using subject-matter vocabulary and adding illustrations, one stage for each page.
- As students work, walk around to guide. Pull students who need more assistance into a small guided group.
- When finished, partner students up and have them read to one another.
- Invite a younger class in to buddy read your students' owl booklets.
- Compare and contrast the owl life cycle to other animals.
- Have small groups study different types of owls and teach what they learned to the class.
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