Waiting for Wings

Bibliographic Information: Ehlert, Lois. Waiting for Wings. San Diego: Harcourt, 2001. Print.

Brief Annotation: A simple story about the life cycle of an egg, hatching into a caterpillar, and eventually becoming a butterfly who then goes off to lay eggs.

Genre: Non-fiction

Grade Level: k-2

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy non-fiction books about animals and insects.

Rating/Response: 4, this is a very simple book which will be good for younger readers just learning about life cycles.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: How does a caterpillar become a butterfly?

Reading Strategy: Science

Rationale for strategy: This book simply goes through the life cycle of a butterfly.  After the story, there are a few pages that go more in depth with information on different types of butterflies.

Posted by: Olivia Cyr


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