Click on the to listen to the story. 1. Tap the to begin activity. 2. Use the tool to put each picture of a praying mantis' life cycle to its place in the flow chart. 3. Use the tools to draw your own praying mantis! 4. Tap the when you are finished. Family Why: This book has been nominated for the 2021 Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, an annual award given to the book with the most votes from students across Oregon. Our class will read all 5 nominated books and each student will vote for their favorite book.
This activity is aimed at 2-5 and was created by members of the Lane County Literacy Council in Eugene, Oregon. Graphics from funwithmama.com Supplemental resources Author Paul Meisel’s Website and interview: https://www.paulmeisel.com/ https://kidlit.tv/2017/05/storymakers-paul-meisel/ Educator toolkits and guides: http://holidayhouse.com/docs/My_Awesome_Summer_Lesson_Plan.pdf https://www.wla.org/assets/Book_Award/WCCPBA/My%20Awesome%20Summer.pdf Research https://kidskonnect.com/animals/praying-mantis/ https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/insects/praying-mantis/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Raising-praying-mantises/