Literature Connection:

Bats on Parade by Kathi Appelt

Mathematical Strand:



Students will be able to recognize and explain a pattern

Grade Level:

6-8 (SPED)

Lesson Created by:

Natasha Kelly, Fort Riley Middle School, Fort Riley, Kansas

Lesson Description
1. Launching the lesson: Copy this:


On the board and have students guess the blanks on paper.

2. Developing the lesson:

  • Once everyone has a guess down, begin to read Bats on Parade.

3. Closure/Discussion/Elaboration:

  • Afterwards, discuss the pattern. Make sure students know the numbers to replace the blanks. Also, students should be able to explain the pattern in words.

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