Stellaluna (1st Grade: Series 1)

Stellaluna (1st Grade: Series 1)

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Stellaluna is the story of a misplaced bat who takes up residence with a family of birds.This module offers students the opportunity to flock together while learning about different species of bats and other nocturnal creatures. Through movement and dramatic play, students engage with key vocabulary and storylines of the various module texts. Additionally, children explore feelings associated with fitting in and being a small fish in a very big pond.

Before you begin...

Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a During Reading lesson entitled Don't Say a Word for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver. 

This module contains the following lessons:

  • Do the Flock Dance!
  • Hunting for Bat Facts
  • Stretch Your Artist Wings
  • Give Me a B!
  • Stick it to Me
  • Feelings Fly off the Page
  • Her Mother’s Story
  • Don’t Say a Word
  • Bats Around the World
  • Lights! Camera! Action!
  • Find My Match
  • Like a Fish out of Water
  • Sparkling Night Sky

At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.

Standards Matrix

For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module. 

Key Vocabulary

Swooped, Dodging, Shrieking, Clutched, Clumsy, Perched, Nocturnal, Flock

Note: This module is part of 1st Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.