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Mrs. Etchason

Speaking and Writing: Sequencing the Butterfly Life Cycle (WIDA ACCESS EL SIOP)

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Subjects: Multilingual Learners, Literacy, Writing

Student Instructions

1. Listen to voice and read the label on each page for directions. 2. On pages page 1 watch the video to learn about sequencing words, or words that help us to know the order events happen. 3. On pages page 2, look at the life cycle picture, think about sequencing words, and tap frame-draw-record to record yourself telling everything you know about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. Remember, use sequence words and be very descriptive. 4. On pages page 3, watch the video about each stage in the butterfly life cycle. Listen carefully for any new sequence words. 5. On pages page 4, tap frame-text on the sequencing key words chart to add 1-3 new sequencing words you heard in the video. 6. On pages page 5, tap frame-text to type a descriptive paragraph about the life cycle of Monarch butterflies. Remember, use sequence words and be very descriptive. 7. Tap draft at any time to save your work. 8. When you are finished, tap check to submit your work.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Page 1- Students watch the video to be introduced to Sequencing Key Words. (Writers use key words to inform the reader that a new stage, or step, in the sequence is being introduced. The key words help to make our writing clear, and they give the reader a cue that something new is happening. ) Page 2- Students look at the life cycle diagram and use the microphone to explain everything they know about the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly, using details and descriptive words. Page 3- Students watch a short video clip that demonstrates each stage in the butterfly life cycle. The task is to listen carefully for any new words that can be added to the word back on page 3, after watching the video. Page 4- Students add 1-3 new vocabulary words to the key word list. Page 5- Students listen to an audio example of the lifecycle of a Monarch butterfly. They then write a paragraph using sequence words, details, and descriptive words.