I have been dying to use Amy and Katie's Rooted in Reading October edition . I had the chance to work with spider texts during small group time. I actually used leveled readers from Reading A to Z so every student had a spider text at their reading level.
Towards the end of the week, after we had interacted with their text several times, I paired the students up so everyone was paired with a buddy that had a different spider book. The pairs were tasked with reading their book to their buddy and both buddies hunted in the texts for spider facts. They wrote their spider facts in complete sentences and made the accompanying spider craftivity. I never thought I would use adorable and spiders in the same sentence, but these spiders are adorable!!!! Most importantly my firsties have mastered the elements of a complete sentence. Win-Win!