Here you'll find a list of printable educational resources -- listed by book. There are both free and paid resources available for each book. Please check back frequently as we are always adding new resources.
COMING SOON -- PLEASE EXPECT THE FIRST RESOURCES TO ARRIVE IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2017.
PRINTABLE RESOURCES FOR HOW TO SURVIVE AS A FIREFLY
This FREE resource download goes right along with the book and gives students an opportunity to organize the facts they learn while reading. There is a place to take notes for each life cycle stage. Plus, the last page of the flip book lets students write down random fun facts that stood out to them. (K, 1, 2). CLICK HERE to get this FREE resource from The Barefoot Teacher - Becky Castle.
This amazing FREEBIE allows for you to guide your students through the book allowing for complete comprehension. It allows your students to visualize, make connections, explore characters, and more! Students will feel like scientists as they complete this journal during the read aloud! (1, 2, 3). CLICK HERE to get this FREE resource from Sparkle in Second - Jamie Paino.
After reading the book 'How to Survive As a Firefly,' you can create an LED Circuit using the lead firefly in the story to make him glow! This free activity includes a picture of the lead firefly and his students in both color and black and white versions, so your students can color the page too! Also included is a list of materials needed and directions for how to create a simple LED circuit using the picture from the book. This is a great activity to accompany this book and get your Makers excited about making the firefly come to life! (3,4,5,6) CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from EduTechie Teacher.
Forever Freebie using the Innovation Press book How to Survive as a Firefly which teaches students the life cycle of a firefly in a fun and engaging text! This sampler of standard reader response units includes:Beginning Middle End Response Sheet, Comprehension Questions, Modified KWL chart, Fireflies Can, Have, Are, and Vocabulary Cards (2,3,4). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from The Krafty Teacher.
This freebie includes an anticipation guide to use before and after reading the book How to Survive as a Firefly. It also includes a follow up comprehension activity, where student identify important words, things they have learned, and then one wondering question. (K, 1, 2). CLICK HERE to get this FREE resource from Printable Prompts.
Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, these insects are fascinating! As part of your science studies on life cycles or insects, here's a set of firefly facts for your students to match. There are a dozen fact strips, each split into two parts for matching. For example, "Fireflies glow/ at all stages of their life cycle" and "Fireflies inject/ poison that will turn their prey into a liquid". Facts like that one are guaranteed to keep your young students interested in this activity! (1, 2, 3, 4) CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson.
Did you know there are more than 2,000 species of fireflies. Not all of them glow, but each species that glows has a unique flashing pattern? Get your students excited about literacy and science with this companion activity to How to Survive as a Firefly. Your students will be so excited to use mini flashlights to create flash patterns and find their matching firefly friend. (2, 3, 4). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Classroom Magic.
This free writing activity asks students to take what they have learned from the book to compose their own story about their "Day as a Firefly." This freebie includes a special planning page with directions, key vocabulary words, final writing paper, and the cute firefly decoration for assembling the final project. (2,3,4). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Smart 2 Heart Creations.
These word searches were made to be used with Kristen Foote's book How to Survive as a Firefly - a fun book about the life cycle of a firefly. A lower primary (easier) word search is included as well as an upper primary (more challenging) word search featuring lots of great vocabulary terms. If you have trouble "surviving" the word search, answer keys are included. (K,1,2,3). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Mrs Magee.
Firefly Glow is a fun game to play after reading How to Survive as a Firefly by Kristen Foote. It is a fun game that can be used as a literacy center or whole group game and includes both a full color and black and white version along with three practice pages to be used as a follow up or extension of the game! (1,2) CLICK HERE to purchase this resource from Mrs Magee.
These free puzzles were designed to accompany the book “How to Survive as a Firefly”. There are 9 puzzles, each puzzle has a different vocabulary term and definition related to fireflies. The vocabulary terms fit nicely into the Grade 5 Alberta Wetlands Science unit. This activity works fabulously with a Reading Workshop framework, as a station or even as a way to front-load information for English Language Learners. (3,4,5). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Chocolate Covered Classroom Creations.
This interactive read aloud will be a fantastic addition to your Reader’s Workshop. “How to Survive as a Firefly” is a beautifully written book that combines fun storytelling with informational facts about fireflies. Your upper elementary students will love this book! It also fits very nicely with the Alberta Grade 5 Wetlands Science unit. (3,4,5). CLICK HERE to purchase this resource from Chocolate Covered Classroom Creations.
PRINTABLE RESOURCES FOR HOW TO SURVIVE AS A SHARK
Students will love these shark themed freebies created as a companion to the wonderful book, How to Survive as a Shark by Kristen Foote. Kids will get to complete a word search, arrange shark related words in alphabetical order, and fill in an author's purpose worksheet. (1,2,3). Click here for this FREE resource from Happy Little Learners.
These are 2 great activities to teach and reinforce the concepts of floating and sinking. The first lesson discusses whether solid objects can float or sink and the second lesson discusses whether liquids can float on not. This ties in with the concept that the oil in a shark's liver gives it buoyancy so it doesn't sink. (1, 2, 3). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Savvy Teaching Tips.
This FREE product includes 10 nonfiction comprehension questions, each with three multiple choice answers. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the book, How to Survive as a Shark, written by Kristen Foote and illustrated by Erica Salcedo. (4, 5, 6, 7, 8). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Lindsey Karol.
These graphic organizers are a great companion to support your work revolving around the book How to Survive as a Shark by Kristen Foote. Students will love learning about sharks through the use of the book and these recording sheets. The following graphic organizers are included in the set: anticipation guide, KWL chart, Fact or Opinion sheet, How to Writing template, and Can, Have, Are chart. (1,2,3). Click here for this FREE resource from The Reading Roundup.
After reading How to Survive as a Shark, have students test their knowledge and referencing skills by determining which statements are true and false. They'll have to use close and careful reading strategies along with going back in the text to prove whether their evidence is true or false. (2, 3, 4, 5). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Teaching with a Touch of Twang.
This set of graphic organizers can be used in reading, writing, and science. Research, inquiry, and comprehension of nonfiction text takes practice. Teachers can model these important skills using the book How to Survive as a Shark by Kristen Foote. CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from The Happy Teacher.
Students will love learning all about sharks in this fun packed companion to the wonderful book, How to Survive as a Shark by Kristen Foote. Kids will get the opportunity to learn all about sharks through informative guides, reading, and writing. Every page is thoughtfully laid out to encourage engagement and enjoyment. This resource is packed full of worksheets, games, booklets and activities! (1,2,3). Click here to purchase this resource from Happy Little Learners.
This activity includes 20 comprehension task card questions. These can be used as an assessment, a scoot, at a center or just for fun. Also included is a paper quiz to use for students who are absent or need a re-take. Answer key included. (1, 2, 3). CLICK HERE to PURCHASE this resource from BonBon.
This set includes, Reading Response Pages that can be made into a booklet for student reading responses, Research cover page and recording sheet, Interactive Read Aloud Prompts in two formats, ideas for activities for Before, During and After reading, and two extension activities: Vocabulary Fun and Informational Paragraphs. (3, 4, 5). CLICK HERE to purchase this resource from Chocolate Covered Classroom Creations.
Students take a fun True/False quiz about great white sharks after reading the book, How to Survive as a Shark. An answer slide is given after each question slide. Total of 31 slides, and 15 true/false questions based on the text. Please select "full sized preview” to hear sound in the preview. (2, 3, 4) CLICK HERE to purchase this resource from Lisa Goodell.
The activity is provided twice. First, the activity is provided with black and white sentence strips, a page labeled “facts” and “opinions”, and fact/opinions envelopes. The students can cut the sentence strips, glue the envelop edges (only the edges) to their pages, and then sort the sentences into the correct envelopes. See the image for an idea on the final products. Of course, students can also color as desired. The activity is then provided with color cards and sorting pages to make this activity into a center or group activity. CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Rebecca Reid.
This freebie includes a How to Survive as a Shark Word Wall, Shark vocabulary activity, shark facts and shark craftivity. (1,2) CLICK HERE to get this FREE resource from Selma Dawani.
These word searches were made to be used with Kristen Foote's book How to Survive as a Shark - a fun book with awesome facts about sharks! A lower primary (easier) word search is included as well as an upper primary (more challenging) word search featuring lots of great vocabulary terms. If you have trouble "surviving" the word search, answer keys are included. (K,1,2,3) CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Mrs Magee.