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Stone Hill Elementary School Library: Grade 2 Spiders and Insects

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Let's become an entymologist and discover how bugs are helpful (YAY!) and how they are harmful (EEWW).  Use your research paper to record your answers.  Once you've found the answers, be sure to make a detailed drawing of your spider or insect.



*How is it helpful?

*How is it harmful?

*What does it eat?

*Where does it live?  Is it a social animal?

*What does it look like?  Think about its body parts, legs, color, special features.

*Draw your spider or insect.

Remember:  You and your partner are a research team, so please work together and have fun.


Type the name of your animal in the box and click on the SEARCH button.

Then click on the link to read about your animal.


Type the name of your animal in the box and click on the SEARCH button.

Then click on the link to read about your animal.



CC.2.L.2.e Conventions of Standard English: Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings

1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

CC.2.R.I.1 Key Ideas and Details: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

CC.2.R.I.5 Craft and Structure: Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.CC.2.R.I.7 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.

CC.2.R.I.2 Key Ideas and Details: Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

1.1.7 Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.

CC.2.R.I.9 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations, and further investigations.

CC.2.SL.1 Comprehension and Collaboration: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

1.3.4 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within the learning community.

1.4.1 Monitor own information seeking processes for effectiveness and progress, and adapt as necessary.

1.4.2 Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide own inquiry process.

2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.

3.2.2 Show social responsibility by participating actively with others in learning situations and by contributing questions and ideas during group discussions.

3.3.2 Respect the differing interests and experiences of others and seek a variety of viewpoints.


 ISTE Technology Standards

2.  Communication and Collaboration

d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. 
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
5. Digital Citizenship
  Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
  Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
a. understand and use technology systems.
b. select and use applications effectively and productively.



Use the following books to find your insect.  Start with the Table of Contents to find a chapter about your insect and turn to that page.  Check the Index to find your insect and the page or pages where it appears in the book.  REMEMBER:  Not every insect will be in every book!