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Introduction Grade K Lessons Grade 1 Lessons Grade 2 Lessons Grade 3 Lessons Bibliography
Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: Spiders! Scary or Nice?
Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
Lesson 3: Spiders Catch Prey
Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
Lesson 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
Lesson 7: Now We Know Spiders!
Spanish Language Translations

Spiders - References

Children's Annotated Books

Bayley, N. (1984). El gato araña. Barcelona: Editorial Lumen, S.A.
This story explores the life of a garden spider, spinning its web, trapping its prey.

Carle, E. (1984). The very busy spider. New York: Philomel Books.
Well illustrated, this book shows the sequence of how a web is built.

Dallinger, J. (1981). Spiders. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications.
This contains good pictures of spiders and their webs.

Daly, K. N. (1977). A childŐs book of insects. New York: Doubleday and Company.
This contains pictures of insects to compare with those of spiders.

Holloway, J., & Harper, C. (1990). Concept science: Spiders are animals. Clevland, OH: Modern Curriculum Press.

Hopf, A. L. (1990). Spiders. New York: Cobblehill Books, E. P. Dutton.
This contains life photographs of spiders, as well as types of spiders.

Lexau, J. (1979). The spider makes a web. New York: Hastings House.
This tells how spiders spin webs.

McDermott, G. (1972). Anansi the spider: A tale from Ashanti. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
This is a folk tale about spider and his son.

McNulty, F. (1986). The lady and the spider. New York: Harper and Row.
A spider lives in a lettuce head and comes close to being put down the drain, but is released by the lady.

Moon, C. & B. (1983). Look at a spider. San Diego: The Wright Group.
This addresses characteristics of spiders, web building and life cycle.

Patent, D. H. (1982). Spider magic. New York: Holiday House.
This contains good black-and-white pictures of spiders, their eggs and webs.

Petty, K. (1985). Spiders. London: Franklin Watts.
This contains good pictures of different spiders, as well as a sequence of pictures of web building.

Woodman, J. (1988). La araña despistada. Spain: Europa Ediciones, S. A., Brimax Books Limited.
This is a fantasy story about a spider. It doesnŐt give information about spiders, but it is a good story for language arts.

Teacher Resource Books

Conklin, G. (1972). Tarantula: The giant spider. New York: Holiday House.
This book contains information about tarantulas.

Martin, L. (1988). Tarantulas. Vero Beach, FL: Pourke Enterprises.
This volume contains good big, colored pictures of tarantulas.

Morrill, L. (1979). Black widow spider, danger. New York: Holiday House.
This describes black rs. Eyewitness Juniors. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Text and photographs introduce fish-eating spiders, spitting spiders and banana spiders.

Rosen, E. (1968). Spiders are spinners. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
This is an informative book about spiders done in rhyme.

Victor, J. B. (1979). Tarantula. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company.
This is a complete book of tarantulas from characteristics, to molting, to webs.

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