To plan this theme, I have several go-to books. I love The Very Busy Spider, The Diary of a Spider, and Spiders by Gail Gibbons. I like to use a blend of fiction and nonfiction texts, and although the first two are fiction, both authors do quite well with weaving in factual information.
On the planning sheet, you will find thumbnails of several freebies on Teachers Pay Teachers too. If you open this link, you’ll be able to download a pdf copy which when opened allows you to access the linked pages. A printable copy at least reminds you of what the cover pages look like. The links at the end would work well for research and for craft ideas for Pre-K and Primary.
Now I promised a surprise earlier in the week, and that is a freebie! Last year, I made this unit to go with a very popular book by Eric Carle, but I learned that he has all the titles of his books trademarked. I decided to revise the unit to make it more of a thematic unit. There are pages that go with his book included, but you can use it for other spider literature too. The unit will return to its regular price at 10 PM Thursday EST.
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