The Operatic Songbirds’ Nest

Curricular Connections

Natural science, zoology, biology, visual arts, sculpture, poetry, literary analysis


  • Reproducible handouts for this activity
  • Construction paper of various colors, origami paper, or computer paper
  • Index cards
  • Pencils or pens
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Optional materials for decorating (glitter, feathers, etc.)

Common Core Standards

This activity directly supports the following ELA-Literacy Common Core Strands:

Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Create and present a poem, narrative, play, art work, or literary review in response to a particular author or theme studied in class.