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.
Firefly LED Paper Circuits
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 is a free activity pack that includes a firefly life cycle crown, a firefly life cycle spinner book, a practice page, and vocabulary cards! The activities are aimed at grades K-1. CLICK HERE to get this FREE resource from Katie Roltgen.
How to Survive as a Firefly Book Activities
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.
Book Companion Activity Packet
Included in this FREE packet are multiple graphic organizers to use before, during, after reading, comprehension questions, labeling, and a writing activity. (1, 2, 3). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Itsy Bitsy First Grade Teacher.
This free resource includes 12 comprehension question cards and 10 vocabulary cards to accompany the book. (2, 3, 4). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Teach Speech 365.
Firefly Life Cycle
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.
Finding Firefly Friends
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 resource includes five vocabulary posters/flashcards that supplement the book How to Survive as a Firefly. The posters include photographs, definitions, and examples of vocabulary words from the book. (K,1,2). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from My Happy Place.
Writing Response Activity
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.
How to Survive as a Firefly Freebie
Included in this free resource you will find fun firefly fact recording sheets, differentiated life cycle worksheets (three types), a sequencing sheet and mini posters. (K, 1, 2, 3, 4). CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from Ms. Duffy's Dream.
Review How to Survive as a Firefly by Kristen Foote with a comprehension check, graphic organizers, and vocabulary definitions. (2,3) CLICK HERE for this FREE resource from BrowniePoints.
Firefly Word Searches
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! Long i (y) Game and Practice Pages
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.
Insects and Adaptations Vocabulary Puzzles
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.
Informational Hybrid Text Interactive Read Aloud
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.