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All About Insects - Vocabulary and Writing Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Inspire young entomologists to read and write about insects with bug-themed writing prompts and word wall cards.

🪲Go Buggy for Insect Vocabulary and Writing Prompts for Kids

Get ready to buzz into the classroom and turn even your most reluctant writers into busy writing bees with an engaging Insect writing station. We’ve put together the perfect blend of reading, writing, and minibeasts to inspire your young writers to grow! 

This resource download contains two primary components. First of all, we’ve put together an awesome illustrated insect vocabulary word wall display. There are 24 vocabulary cards with bright images to help inspire your students to use academic vocabulary. The writing prompts in this resource are a blend of narrative and informational writing prompts for kids. Prompts included are

  • Write a story about a day when you were magically turned into one of the bugs below. Draw a picture when you finish.
  • Image-Inspired Prompts – Choose one insect below to describe in your writing. Draw a picture when you finish.
  • Choose one of the insects below. Write about where they live and where you can find them. Draw a picture when you finish.

🐞Plan for Insect Activities Ahead of Time

In addition to independent student work time, use this Insect Writing Center as a resource for

🐛Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to download the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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