1. Preview Essential Question
To spark pre-reading predictions and discussion, post the essential question and provide clue words: milkweed, eggs, life cycle, reproduce,
month, weeks, survive, generation, spring, children, adult.
- When and where do monarchs travel to
find what they need in the spring?
Make Predictions and Take Notes
Set a purpose for reading by previewing the text headings. Invite students to use the headings to record predictions prior to reading and take notes during reading.
- Little Egg, Big Hope
- Laying Eggs as She Migrates
- Finding Eggs on Milkweed
- Laying Eggs for the Future
- A Life's Journey
- A New Generation Begins
- Spring is a Critical Time for Monarchs
1. Revisit and Reflect
Revisit the essential question throughout the season and assess understanding with other key questions:
- What do monarchs need in the spring?
- Why is spring
a critical time for monarchs?
Track Spring Migration
Journey North migration data help scientists understand when and where habitat is critical for monarchs in the spring.
When and where
do monarchs travel to find what they need
in the spring?