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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Natural Illinois: Butterflies and Moths
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/moths/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La naturaleza en Illinois. Las mariposas y palomillas
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/moths-sp/
Polish Version: Środowisko naturalne w Stanie Illinois: Motyle i ćmy
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/moths-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Curiosity/Initiative
Outdoor Activities
Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
SCIENCE
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
3. Demonstrate interest in and understanding of informational text.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
Learning Standards: 1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
3.A. Recognize key ideas and details in nonfiction text.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.A. Understand that living things grow and change.
12.B. Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow.
Benchmarks: 1.E.ECb. Exhibit curiosity and interest in learning new words heard in conversations and books.
1.E.ECc. With teacher assistance, use new words acquired through conversations and book-sharing experiences.
1.E.ECd. With teacher assistance, explore word relationships to understand the concepts represented by common categories of words (e.g., food, clothing, vehicles).
3.A.ECa. With teacher assistance, ask and answer questions about details in a nonfiction book.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
5.C.ECb. With teacher assistance, recall factual information and share that information through drawing, dictation, or writing.
11.A.ECc. Plan and carry out simple investigations.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
12.A.ECa. Observe, investigate, describe, and categorize living things.
12.A.ECb. Show an awareness of changes that occur in oneself and the environment.
12.B.ECa. Describe and compare basic needs of living things.