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I've been MIA, but I'm BACK! Oh, and FREEBIE ALERT!

I have been MIA in recent weeks trying to get ready for my big move! We recently snagged our first apartment (together) and it's been a lot of work collecting all of our stuff! All week long I've had blogger guilt because I know I've disappeared! I'm back and better than ever though, as I blog from my new digs :)
I'm hoping to crawl back into your hearts with this creepy packet about spiders! My Speech guys are loving it and I'm loving how much reading/auditory comprehension I can target! You can start off by using inferencing skills to label the parts of the spider. I also paired this with "Diary of a Spider" by Doreen Cronin (packet coming soon!) as a follow up comprehension activity. We compared/contrasted what we learned about Spiders to what we saw in the fictional book!

All of the packets for the reading comprehension are a single page of information, a page of multiple choice questions, and a page of some sort of writing task. Each level is labeled, and can of course be modified depending on what you are targeting.

You can download this packet on TpT HERE  (FOR FREE UNTIL FRIDAY!) and make sure you check out the links below for cool Spider videos!


Spiders - National Park Animals for Kids - YouTube
All About Spiders For Children - YouTube
The Itsy Bitsy Spider - YouTube
World's Largest Spider - National Geographic

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