October 2019

Bats Hang Down, Birds Stand Up

Explore This Issue

Listen and Read

Extend the Lesson

Bat, Bird, or Both?

Videos (1)

Games (1)


Academic Standards


Reading Objective:

Children compare and contrast bats and birds, as well as fiction and nonfiction.


Science Focus:

Bats and birds; Animal diversity


Literature Focus:

Fiction and nonfiction



SL.1.2 Discuss a video; RI.1.1 Key details; RI.1.3 Compare and contrast; RL.1.5 Compare two texts; RI.1.10 Read and discuss first-grade texts