Silkworms – Textbook


Silkworms explains the changes that occur during the different stages of the silkworm’s life cycle, from hatching out of eggs, emerging as worms, changing into moths, mating and laying eggs. It also explores the impact of humans on these animals.Content vocabulary:butterflies, caterpillar, chrysalis, cocoons, eggs, flutter, larvae, life cycle, liquid silk, mate, moulting, moth, mulberry, pinhead, shed, silk, silkworm, wormKey concepts: Living things grow and change throughout their life cycles.  Some living things, such as moths and butterflies, undergo significant changes to their bodies at different stages of their life cycles.  People farm silkworms for their silk.

Reading Strategies: Using a range of vocabulary-solving strategies (e.g. context, glossary) Related resource: Lesson Plan – SilkwormsSeries Information: WorldWise is a high-interest literacy program that encourages inquiry and questioning while extending knowledge in science and a range of STEM topics linked to the curriculum. This engaging program teaches reading strategies simultaneously with natural, earth and physical science concepts – reflecting the diversity of the world students live in.Students will develop strategies and skills to read informative texts across a range of text types while they learn to become informative text writers. With an assortment of text types on offer, themes and concepts are introduced and revisited across the reading stages, building on initial concepts with increasing complexity.WorldWise Lesson Plans support each Student Book, offering practical, systematic and easy-to-implement instructions.

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