Share the poem “Beetles in the Garden.” Discuss the poem, inviting children to recall interesting words the writer used to help them picture what beetles look like. Build background knowledge by sharing that a beetle is an insect with hard, shiny wings. A ladybug is a beetle. So is a firefly!
This poem and lesson were specifically designed to offer a lively context and spark an interest in words! Includes an illustrated poem, a teacher's page, and tips for teaching with the lesson!