Bring a bit of creepy into the classroom this Halloween with a printable leveled reader about spiders!
Eeek! Spider Activities are Crawling In!
Spooky season is upon us! We can feel it, and we know your students are feeling it too. They’re excited about the creepy decorations, the spooky classroom activities, and oh so interested in all the creeping, crawling creatures of the night…including spiders!
Printable Books are the Best!
This is a printable book for students to use during the Halloween season (or any season) to learn about creepy, crawly, eight-legged spiders. It is perfect for first and second-grade emerging readers and is sure to be fun to read and color.
Students will love learning about spiders with this fun and educational book. The book covers everything from how spiders are born to what they eat, right down to the fact that they have eight legs! Students can learn all about spiders while they are having fun reading and coloring the pictures inside.
This leveled reader is perfect for first and second-grade students. It features
- Decodable text
- Tracking dots to encourage fluent reading
- Engaging text and illustrations
- Comprehension questions to summarize learning
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading lessons.
Suppose you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students. We have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Have students work in pairs or small groups to read the text and complete the activities.
Provide read-aloud accommodations as needed.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Encourage students to read other nonfiction texts and identify facts and details in the text.
Have students write a nonfiction book and share it with the class.
🧑🏫 Group Learning
Project the pages onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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An answer key is included for your convenience. You can also use these resources as
- Reading Centers
- Spiral Review activities
- Formative assessments
- Homework assignments
- Substitute teacher lesson plans.
This resource was created by Anna Helwig, a teacher in Arizona and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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