Spiders Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

A lot of people are scared of spiders. Spiders are actually quite interesting! In this lesson, students will explore the world of spiders and take a closer look at these creepy-crawlies.

Lesson Objectives

In this lesson, students will:

  • Identify characteristics of spiders
  • Differentiate between multiple types of spiders
  • Create a comparison chart

Length

45-50 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Materials

  • Paper/pens or access to an electronic method for creating a chart.

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