1-2-3 Come Do Some Stellaluna Activities With Me
One discovers that although there are many differences, there are also many similarities between Stellaluna and Flip, Flitter & Flap.
In the end, despite the differences, the most important thing Stellaluna realizes is that,
"…We are friends and that’s a fact!”
With these things in mind, I thought it would be fun for students to visually “see” the similarities and differences between Stellaluna and the baby birds, through the use of Venn diagrams, so I designed this "print & go", quick, easy & fun "Compare & Contrast With Stellaluna" packet.
Based on the story, I’ve included 7 different Venn diagrams that students can choose from, including a comparison & contrast of Stellaluna with Flip, Flitter & Flap.
As a time saver, I've included my completed sample, so you have an example to share.
So that you can practice a little research and fact finding, there's also an interesting Venn diagram, comparing fruit bats like Stellaluna, with another kind of bat. I've included graphics of a variety of other bats for children to choose from.
Each Venn diagram comes with a "brainstorm worksheet" which students use to jot down similarities & differences that they think of, then edit that "rough draft" for their final writing on the diagram.
Since there is plenty of variety, you can extend the lesson & do one as a whole group activity, then another in small groups, and finally as an individual assignment, perfect for writing journals, a language arts center, or fun homework assignment.
As always, all patterns come in both black & white, as well as full-color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.
Students pick a partner & fill out the "brainstorm worksheet" together.
Children simply choose which information that they want to include on their Venn Friend Bat.
From there, they each list their differences on the bat’s wings, while their similarities go in the middle, which is the bat’s body.
The packet also includes several posters to help introduce your lesson.
Completed projects make an awesome bulletin board or hallway display.
I’ve included a “We are alike. We are different. We are friends!” poster to add some extra pizzazz.
I hope your students enjoy these bat-themed activities, as they come to the conclusion that, we are really not all that different from each other. Thanks Stellaluna!
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