Monarch Watch is the group responsible for tagging – creating, mailing, recovering tags, etc.
This website from the UNC School of Education has a fantastic 5 day lesson plan and a sidebar full of books and resources. Aimed at grade 2 learners. Subjects covered: English Language Development, Science, and Social Studies
KidsZone has a unit study for grade 1 and under. Cut apart puzzles, coloring pages, lesson given on the webpage and coloring worksheet.
Journey North has videos, lessons, printable booklets and worksheets for grades 1 – 4 and beyond, reading and writing suggestions.
CurrClick has a Marvelous Migration Unit Study, which is about migration in general. It has a grade K – 8 unit on Monarchs. The other migrations mentioned are whales, bats, and birds. Yarn paintings in the Native American style and bird feeding activities are included. You will also find many book lists and web resources. Price $2.50
Monarch Watch has a large book list. Its partial content includes the following. Reviews courtesy of Estabrook School Library in Massachusetts.
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons, Holliday House, NY, 1989 This fairly easy to read book describes the life cycle and body parts of the monarch butterfly and includes clear instructions on how to raise one. Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope, pictures by Sue Riddle, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY 2000 A creepy-crawly bug doesn’t know why but is certain that she must go to Mexico. This is an easy to read story based on the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. Monarch Butterfly Winging North and South by Marion W. Marcher, illustrated by Barbara Latham, Holiday House, 1954 A clear, simple, easy to read, large type story of the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. Monarchs by Katheryn Lasky, photographs by Christopher G. Knight, A Gulliver Green Book, Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1993 Exceptional photographs are a feature of this book that describes the migrations of the monarch butterflies and two towns that protect their winter habitats.
The Great Monarch Butterfly Chase by R. W. N. Prior, illustrated by Beth Glick, Bradbury Press, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, NY 1993 A story about Jason and Tommy who follow a monarch butterfly on migration from their home town in the northern United States to Mexico.
An Extraordinary Life, The Story of a Monarch Butterfly by Laurence Pringle, paintings by Bob Marstall, Orchard Books, New York, NY 1997 Follow one particular monarch butterfly from a Massachusetts hayfield to Mexico and back in this factual but gripping narrative. A Monarch Butterfly’s Life written and illustrated by John Himmelman, Children’s Press division of Grolier Publishing, New York , NY1999 Another well illustrated and easy to read story of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly