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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Read the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and complete activities from multiple subjects. Make a mural, create a class graph, discuss the life cycle of a butterfly, research information about butterflies on the Internet and make a...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete various activities related to the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." They participate in a shared reading activity, read and write a sentence for each day of the week, draw a picture of the caterpillar eating one of...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K
Here is a good lesson on butterflies and caterpillars. After listening to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, young learners put cards that depict the life cycle of a butterfly in the correct order. There are some good ideas for center...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 1st
A good book deserves to be followed up by a good worksheet. Here is a great resource which is intended for use after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. It includes several activity ideas that promote skill development in...
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1.OA, NBT, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
First graders are exposed to addition of three whole numbers in a math activity centered around Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. As the teacher reads, young mathematicians use counters and ten-frames to symbolize the number of...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 1st
Explore many aspects of the book, The Hungry Caterpillar. In this unit of six lessons, kindergartners will create a collage, discover healthy foods, retell a story in sequence, and make a graph. Other activities include cooking and...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Big and Little Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
A big caterpillar, a little caterpillar. A big butterfly, a little butterfly. Images from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar model for learners with autism the difference between big and little.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Invite that hungry caterpillar to teach your class about nutrition! After brief instruction on fruit, the teacher reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to the class. Kids hold up the fruit images at appropriate points in the...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Vocabulary

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Moon, eggs, leaf, sun, caterpillar. Prior to reading Eric Carle's classic tale, introduce vocabulary for The Very Hungry Caterpillar with these picture cards that also include the vocabulary word printed in large type.
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K
Students explore the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycle lesson, students read the book the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Students use this book throughout the year to create a year round bulletin board showing the stages of the...
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Are You Hungry?

For Teachers K
Identify fiction text features and practice story comprehension with young readers. They will identify features such as title, author, and illustrator, then listen to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Periodically stop...
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Very Hungry Caterpillar Play-Doh

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore the concept of retelling a story.  In this retelling lesson, students use Play-Doh to create models of the objects in Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Students use these models to to retell the events. 
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Butterfly Transformations

For Teachers K
Students complete various activities that are integrated in the curriculum using the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They write stories about butterfly transformations, create murals, and observe a larvae change into a butterfly.
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Sequencing The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students organize the story events from the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" in sequential order. They glue pictures of the main events in correct order and write a sentence for each picture, complete a graphic organizer, and sing a...
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Spring Time - Caterpillars

For Teachers K
Students listen to the story the very hungry caterpillar and we make paper fruits with holes in them and have a sock puppet as a caterpillar.
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Lesson Four: Using a Venn Diagram to Compare Two Texts

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners practice comparing and contrasting two texts, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Butterfly. They listen to these two texts, one fiction and one nonfiction, about caterpillars. They then record the similarities and...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Collage Technique

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to the story The Hungry Caterpillar, then sequentially organize their own re-writing and re-creating of the story. They construct illustrations for their book using the collage technique Eric Carle used in his...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Booklet

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Enter the colorful world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with a booklet filled with activities to celebrate Eric Carle.
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The Very Hungry Teacher

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students analyze the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and write their own version. In this creative writing lesson, students examine how Eric Carle wrote the story (patterns), and map out their own personal version of the story with flow...
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Why Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar So Dang Hungry?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What would it be like if your only goal in life was eating? See the world from a caterpillar's point of view in an interesting video. Science scholars learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, as well as the distinct functions performed...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and answer questions. In this Bloom's Taxonomy questioning lesson, students answer knowledge, comprehension, analysis , application and synthesis questions about the book The Very...
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Eric Carle - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students create their own paintings by studying Eric Carle on the Internet.  In this artistic instructional activity, students utilize the Internet to view the creation of the book Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  Students use a...
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Descriptions with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore famous artists of the Spanish-speaking world to practice describing things. The kids will identify the color each picture uses, whether figures are large or small, what the people look like, etc. Then, read The Very Hungry...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students engage in activities that extend Eric Carle's story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this The Very Hungry Caterpillar lesson plan, students use felt boards, dramatic play, calendars and egg carton creations, to expand on the...
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"The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

For Teachers K
Students listen as the teacher reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar and discuss the story. Students make a mural; each child illustrates a different page in the story. Students fill in missing words in sentences and complete a Venn,...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of good nutrition. In this The Very Hungry Caterpillar instructional activity, students read the Eric Carle Story and make a nutritious treat with healthy foods.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st
First graders, after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, place the story in its correct order of sequence. They place any set of events (situation) in their correct order.
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Readers Theatre Scripts

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Engage and entertain young learners with this collection of readers theatre activities. With over 25 different scripts, a wide range of topics are covered from simple counting and rhyming exercises to adaptions of popular children's...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students engage in a activity that is concerned with the skill of reading comprehension while reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" as a class. They read the story while identifying the different types of food with the help of food cards.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 1st
Students read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and complete discussions questions as they read the story. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also make mini books, go over the days of the week, learn about numbers, and...
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Reading Comprehension: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students draw a picture, make words, and respond to short answer questions about The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
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Order of Events

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and put the events of the story in order. Each event is written on a sentence strip and while the teacher reads, listeners can arrange the strips inthe correct order. After reading, reshuffle the...
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Hungry Caterpillar Food Diaries

For Students 1st - 4th
A reading of Eric Carle's award winning The Very Hungry Caterpillar encourages readers to use the provided diary frames to keep a record of what they have eaten over the course of a week. The very hungry caterpillar appears on every page...
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of caterpillars. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and library connections.
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Music: Caterpillars, How They Grow!

For Teachers 1st
Put on some music and get moving as a way to represent the life cycle of a caterpillar. Kids listen to the story The Very Hungary Caterpillar, discuss the life cycle, then create vocal expression that represent each stage of the cycle....
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The Very Hungry Catepillar

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this The Very Hungry Caterpillar worksheet, students watch a video, name the fruits, complete sentences, listen and write, and more from the story. Students complete 6 tasks total.
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Children’s Illustrators #2: Eric Carle

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Budding artists get to know Eric Carle's artistic style reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and viewing several other titles. Using similar blending techniques, scholars create a collage based on the story. 
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Sequencing Events

For Teachers 1st
Using The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, pupils practice sequencing events in a story. After reading the story, they head to the computer lab to use Kidspiration to sequence events. Then they create their own books to demonstrate...
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A Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this tracing worksheet, students trace sentences from the book A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Students trace 4 sentences from the book.
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The Dance of the Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore butterfly life cycles and movement.  In this integrated fine arts and biology life cycle lesson, students listen to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and identify the related life cycle stages. Students...
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ESL: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Activities

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this ESL "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" worksheet, student listen to the video story and complete a variety of related comprehension activities.
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Fruity Fun

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate types of fruit. For this nutrition lesson, students read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and examine four types of fruit. Students identify the fruit by texture and color and match the seeds with the fruit.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Teaching Shapes

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students identify two- and three-dimensional figures and associate them with real-world objects.  In this geometry instructional activity, students are read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and complete several activities...
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Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Explore the works of Eric Carle with a set of four lessons focused around the stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young readers develop a storyboard,...
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Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Explore the beauty of Eric Carle's art and stories with an enchanting set of lessons. Featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? as well as Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the resource provides...
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Sequencing The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read a book. In this sequencing activity, students review how to sequence and then read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and create sentence strips about the story. Students complete four different activities where students...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Individual Book

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this literature and literacy worksheet, students make individual copies of Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There are no directions given. Each page prints two copies.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss caterpillars and the types of foods caterpillars might eat. They listen to the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." They discuss the food choices the caterpillar made in the book. Students make a collage of the different...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders complete the first column of a KWL chart with information that they know about caterpillars. They listen to a read aloud of Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, while focusing on what caterpillars eat. They clap out...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet Book

For Teachers 1st
First graders create their own puppet book to go with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" book.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and then they observe, record and analyze how much milkweed monarch larvae eat in a controlled environment.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils explore phonemes and short vowels. They identify /a/ (short a) sound in spoken words and learn a meaningful representation and a letter symbol for the sound. Students identify /a/ (short a) sound in words. They read "The Very...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycle activity, students create a diagram of the life cycle of the butterfly. Students also watch a YouTube video of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners participate in activities associated with the book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". They practice using new vocabulary and the days of the week. They create a book about what they ate on the different days of the week and how the...
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Cut and Paste Caterpillar

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Little ones must first cut along doted lines of a colorful image of a caterpillar and then assemble the parts in the proper order.
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Sequence Event in the Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars echo sentences from "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" after the teacher reads each. In this event sequences lesson, students retell the story and sequence events using sequencing index cards. Young scholars draw pictures to...
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My Butterfly

For Teachers K - 1st
Students complete a butterfly art project. They listen to the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," and using construction paper, markers, glue and scissors, they create a butterfly to display in the classroom.
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To Eat or Not to Eat

For Teachers K
Students examine foods that benefit their bodies. For this The Very Hungry Caterpillar lesson, students read the Eric Carle book and then participate in an activity that requires them to identify foods their bodies need and do not need.
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Life Cycle of Painted Lady Butterflies

For Teachers K
Students make a chart showing the life cycle of butterflies. In this butterfly life cycle activity, students refer to Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and their experience with Painted Lady Butterflies in their classroom when...
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The Amazing Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars listen to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and investigate the life cycle of a butterfly using live butterfly kits, information provided from the internet, and teacher-created activities.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners identify healthy foods and healthy eating habits. In this literature and healthy eating lesson, students listen to Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar before learning about healthy food choices, the days of the week,...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Sequencing Lesson

For Teachers K
Students listen to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and summarize to story to demonstrate comprehension. They review the days of the week and create their own book.
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Comprehension Through The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners sequence seven events from "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by matching the correct event with the day of the week. They recall details from the story as they unscramble words on a worksheet.
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Building a Butterfly Garden

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars create a butterfly garden. In this natural science lesson, students read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young scholars use various flowers to attract butterflies to their school yard garden. Each student rewrites...
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Who Is Eric Carle?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Providing a template for a discussion of Eric Carle and his works, this presentation has empty spaces left specifically for adding pictures and information about this author. This exploration of Carle is only rudimentary, but a novel...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 1st
Student will listen to the story the first time, through then will read along with the teacher when the story is read a second time. The young scholars will then put the sentence strips in order from first to last. The students will then...
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The Little Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students discuss "The Little Hungry Caterpillar." In this reading comprehension lesson, students make sock caterpillars used in retelling the story so as sequence the events accurately.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study about the stages of metamorphosis of a butterfly and then listen to and participate in the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The students then listen to the story in French and translate the French food words to English....
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Imaginative Writing

For Teachers K - 1st
After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar ask your class for help drafting a Very Hungry Teacher story using a flow map. Then set your young writers to developing their own version of a Very Hungry story. Extensions include peer editing,...
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read "the Very Hungry Caerpiller" by Eric Carle and create their own caterpillers using the same art techniques found in the book in this excellent early elementary lesson. Included with the lesson is a vocabulary list and a...
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A Caterpillar's Life

For Teachers K
Students use different colors, surface textures, and shapes to create form and meaning to their caterpillar. They also come to recognize that living things have similar needs of water, food and air by teacher reading The Very Hungry...
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The Very Hungry Class

For Teachers K
Students listen to a read aloud of Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as an introduction to their study of the metamorphosis of a butterfly. They participate in a number of cross-curricular activities in this unit of lessons.
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All About Bugs

For Teachers K
Students read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and practice the days of the week. In groups, they create a puppet show, design cards of the "days of the week," draw their favorite part of the story, create a visual representation of each...
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Butterfly Metamorphosis

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create a model life cycle. In this metamorphosis lesson, students read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, review the metamorphosis process, create a model of metamorphosis and write a paragraph to describe the life cycle of a butterfly.
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Inching Through Oral Language for ESOL Students

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and practice learning story sequence. In this story sequence lesson, students read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and then recall the story's sequence. Learners then match cards for the...
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Sounds Interesting - Exploring Sounds

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students express sound and their moods as they read a book. In this sound expression lesson, students read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and use instruments to sound out each page. Students then draw pictures to go with the story...
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Life Cycle Of Painted Lady Butterflies

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the inspiration for this project-based learning activity. Kindergartners create a lifecycle chart for a butterfly with four sections: egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly. It is a three-dimensional...
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Butterfly Life Cycle

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders will learn about the butterfly's life cycle from their peers, reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Internet research. They will apply their knowledge to complete a worksheet and learning frame, which are provided here....
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders watch a video about Eric Carle before listening to his story entitled, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They notice how the caterpillar eats its way through the days of the week and they examine the life cycle of the...
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How Does a Butterfly Grow?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the stages of a butterfly. They read and discuss the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. They draw a picture of their favorite part and create a graph. They write a letter to Eric Carle and observe a...
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A Very Busy Spider

For Teachers K - 2nd
Books are great for kicking off nearly any lesson. Youngsters listen to the story, A Very Busy Spider. When the story is finished, they discuss what, how, and why a spider does what she does. To finish up, the class makes spider webs...
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Butterfly Lesson 2 - Monarch Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students study the Monarch Butterfly life cycle. In this Monarch Butterfly activity, students examine what happens prior to a caterpillar hatching, how often it sheds its skin, and what the caterpillar goes through when it is preparing...
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Caterpillars To Butterflies

For Teachers K
Students observe the life cycle of a butterfly. They read butterfly/caterpillar themed books. They sequence the lifecycle from eggs on a leaf to an adult butterfly. They release their butterflies into a natural habitat after singing and...
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Your Energy In

For Teachers K - 3rd
Help your youngsters make considerations about what they eat. Use this lesson as a jumping-off point to discuss dietary guidelines, the food pyramid, and major food groups. This creative lesson grabs youngsters by talking about what they...
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Caterpillars To Butterflies

For Teachers K
Students gain an appreciation of nature by teaching them about the life cycle of the butterfly. They set up a terrarium so they can observe the changes a caterpillar goes through.
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The Very Hungry Kid-Nutrition Lesson

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss hunger and the feeling of having enough to eat, completing 2 handouts on the topics. Students will brainstorm when they feel full, responding to a list of situations. It is suggested that students read "The Hungry...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st
Visually represent a retelling of the story by writing and illustrating their own Hungry Caterpillar book.Observe and describe the life cycle of a butterfly.Also, observe caterpillars, record growth rates and changes over time.
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 5th
Students complete lessons on a butterfly life cycle, moon phases, hot water, and shadows. In this science lesson plan, students complete activities where they read books, look at demonstrations, and complete experiments.
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Butterfly and Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students listen to the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and create their own "Very Hungry Caterpillar" book to learn the life cycle of a butterfly.
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From Caterpillars to Butterflies: Life Cycles

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders listen to a read aloud of the Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and talk about the life cycle of caterpillars. They draw illustrations of the life cycle and compare it with the life cycle of another familiar...
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Paper Mache Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and practice fine motor skills by using scissors and newsprint strips, and balloons to create paper mache caterpillars.
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Very Hungry Caterpillar - Tissue College

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create tissue collages using paints, tissue paper, and glue in this cross-curricular art/literature lesson based upon the artwork of Eric Carle. Emphasis is placed upon the term collage and practicing collaging techniques.
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The Very Hungry Kindergartner

For Teachers K
Students read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and write their own book called The Very Hungry Kindergartner. They illustrate pages and complete sentences that are laid out for them. They share their book with other classes.
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The Very Grouchy Ladybug: Telling Time

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students practice telling time by reading a children's story.  In this time keeping lesson, students read the book The Very Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carl, and create a schedule for the ladybug to complete certain activities.  Students...
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Caille The Caterpillar

For Teachers K
Pupils investigate the six groups of the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, students work in a group to find a pictures of their assigned food group. They put the pictures in the "caterpillars" mouth which is based on the animal...
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Bountiful Butterflies

For Teachers 1st
First graders create a symmetrical butterfly after reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. They fold a piece of fingerpaint paper in half to create a crease and after paint has been added , they refold and open their...
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Life Cycle of Painted Lady Butterflies

For Teachers K
Students investigate the life cycle of painted lady butterflies. In this butterfly lesson, students read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and complete a graphic organizer of the butterfly life stages. Students illustrate each life stage.
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Adjectives--First Grade

For Teachers 1st
First graders write a description of a piece of fruit using adjectives, then create a related PowerPoint slide. For this beginning writing word choice and technology lesson, 1st graders identify shape, size, and color words related to...
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Egg to Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine the life cycle of the butterfly through literature. In this butterfly life cycle lesson, students listen to a read aloud of Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and discuss the life cycle shown in the story. They...
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Monarch Chrysalis

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine the last stage of the monarch butterfly. In this life cycles lesson, students read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and study photos of the monarch life cycle. Students illustrate the third stage of the monarch...
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Lesson Seven: Using a Venn Diagram to Compare Fiction and Nonfiction Characteristics

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students use a graphic organizer to examine the similarities and differences in fiction and nonfiction text. In this text characteristics instructional activity, students complete a Venn Diagram in which they compare the two types of...
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How a Caterpillar Becomes a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 1st
Student role play and draw the various stages an insect goes through to become a butterfly. They discover the different stages of how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Students read The Very Hungry Caterpilla by Eric Carle.
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The Very Hungry Kindergartner

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create The Very Hungry Kindergartner books. In the books, students will write in and illustrate a page for each month they are in school.
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The Life Cycle of the Butterfly

For Teachers 1st
First graders, after listening to fictional and non-fictional literature about caterpillars, and observing caterpillars from egg to butterfly, write a "biography" of a caterpillar using appropriate vocabulary and time lines.
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Bodaciously Beautiful Butterflies Take Flight

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete study on butterflies using real caterpillars, keep individual daily journals of observations, and complete timeline for their caterpillar/butterfly.
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Life Cycles of Frogs, Dragonflies, And Butterflies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explain the similarities and differences in the life cycles of organisms. The instructional activity begins with a reading of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
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Butterflies-The Life Cycle of the Butterfly

For Teachers K
In this instructional activity, students examine the life cycle of the butterfly. Students look at pictures of the life cycle of the butterfly in pictures and on the computer. Students listen to the teacher read "The Very Hungry...
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K
Students are read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." They then use art supplies to create their own cocoon with a butterfly inside it. They finish the activity by creating a flashcard with the life cycle of the butterly to glue on the...
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Read-Aloud From a Fiction Text

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners read and discuss The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this language arts activity, students discuss illustrations on the cover and predict what the story is about. Additionally, learners discuss the book, as well as the beginning,...
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Cycles of Life

For Teachers K
Students begin their study of insect life cycles by listening to a read aloud of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They learn the vocabulary of metamorphosis including egg, larva, pupa, chrysalis, and adult. They observe actual...
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Butterfly Metamorphosis

For Teachers 1st
First graders read the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and examine the process of metamorphosis through various activities. They match word cards with the butterfly stages, create a model of metamorphosis, and write paragraphs about...
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Butterfly Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students study the life cycle of a butterfly. In this butterfly life cycle instructional activity, students read The Monarch Butterfly and identify related vocabulary terms. Students study the stages of a butterfly metamorphosis, listen...
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Fruity Fun

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners identify types of fruit. In this nutrition activity, students read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and describe the fruit in the the story. Learners dissect the fruit and observe the characteristics of each fruit.
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A Whale of a Tale

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners read "A Very Hungry Caterpillar" and discuss factual information in the book. They research whales and use information to write a narrative story. They take their stories through the writing process.
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Number Theory I

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the importance of our number system. They listen to the book, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' write numbers in Mayan, Egyptian, and Roman, and demonstrate how many steps there are without using numbers in their...
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Egg Carton Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create "egg carton caterpillars" using egg cartons, glue, and basic art supplies in this excellent Art, Science, and Language Arts lesson on caterpillars and butterflies. The caterpillars are displayed for two weeks and then...
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Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students study the characteristics and basic needs of insects. They compare and describe similarities among insects. They examine the body structure, covering, and movement of insects and also, examine insect life cycles in this unit of...
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Nutrition Unit

For Teachers 1st
First graders complete activities for the six basic food groups. In this food groups instructional activity, 1st graders view examples of food samples from the various groups and sample the foods. Students discuss the food pyramid and...
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students illustrate a life cycle. In this butterfly lesson, students watch the video The Very Hungry Caterpillar and discuss the life cycle of a butterfly. Students illustrate the stages.
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Butterfly Metamorphosis

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students study butterfly metamorphosis. In this science lesson, students read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and create a model of butterfly metamorphosis. Students write a paragraph about the process.
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The Very Busy Spider-Pattern

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore two- and three-dimensional shapes.  In this very busy spider lesson plan, students read the story and then create a spider web pattern of their own. The webs must use a symmetrical pattern.  Additional activities for...
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Metamorphasis

For Teachers K
Students listen to the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. As a class they discuss the changes in the caterpillar. Individually they choose a body shape for each life stage and "act out" the life of the butterfly from egg to butterfly.
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We All Adapt

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students listen to the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and discuss how the caterpillar had to change to fit its surroundings. They then think about how they have adapted as they have grown. Finally they complete a writing activity...
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Happy Mealtimes

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students read The Hungry Caterpillar to examine healthy eating habits. In this food and nutrition lesson, students role play the various responsibilities during family mealtime. They will discuss the struggles of healthy eating, and the...
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Exploring Feeling Through Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K
Students construct a "feeling cube" for the purpose of exploring and discussing feelings. Students read "The Hungry Caterpillar" discussing life cycle and making a sock puppet, discussing the feelings explored during the activity and the...
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What is Non-Fiction?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Predict the contents of a non-fiction book on butterflies. Learners listen to non-fiction books on butterflies and define non-fiction.  Then, compare a fiction and non-fiction book about caterpillars. Use this for reading and science!
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"Caterpillars to Butterflies"

For Teachers K - 1st
Students participate in a variety of activities about how caterpillers become butterflies.
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils complete a variety of exercises involving butterflies and their life cycle.
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Peter The Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete an interdisciplinary unit chronicling the life cycle and movement patterns of the butterfly. Through language arts, mathematics, and science activities, students identify various types of butterflies and document the...
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"Where is My Food?"

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate the monarch's searching behavior and ability to find food. They determine whether or not a caterpillar can find food in a simple Y-shaped maze. They record and graph or chart the data from several attempts using...
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Observing Plants

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners identify how plants affect the survival of a caterpillar and what plants need to survive. They plant three bean seeds in the three containers, placing two containers at a sunny window and the third one in a dark closet and label...
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A Birthday Basket For Tia

For Teachers K
Engage in this wonderful story about a little girl who is preparing a special birthday gift for her 90 year-old Aunt Tia by reading the story A Birthday Basket for Tia. Many uses of technology are suggested to integrate math and science...
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Cycles of Life

For Teachers K
Students explore the metamorphosis of an insect as it changes from an egg to pupa to an adult. the process of change is observed, recorded, and transformed into a life cycle picture.
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How to Create Book Spine Poetry

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Can you create a poem without writing a word! With found poetry, you can! Practice one version of found poetry with a lesson on book spine poems. Learners create poems by stacking books and reading the lines created by their spine titles.
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Splitting Bears

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Explore sequencing with first and second graders. As a group, they listen to the story Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett, and then generate important events from the story as the teacher writes them on the board. They also get to cut out a...
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The Bombardier Beetle And Its Crazy Chemical Cannon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Named for the soldiers who operated artillery cannons, the bombardier beetle operates a cannon of its own. The video explains how it sets off a chemical reaction creating a small explosion they can aim at a predator. The evolution of the...
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The Teacher from the Black Lagoon

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Read and analyze the book, The Teacher From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler with your class. They will compare/contrast the two Mrs. Greens with a Venn diagram, design a new book cover, create a paper mache mask, and complete a story...
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Authors and Illustrators: What do they do?

For Teachers K - 1st
Help readers understand the roles of authors and illustrators and why they have been recognized by medals of excellence. Your class will discuss and then create illustrations for a book. When they have finished, you can hold your own...
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Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
It's a fact: kids love bugs! With this lesson, young learners explore reading informational texts and conducting research while learning about their favorite insects. Spark learners' interest by reading a book about one kind of bug and...
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Metamorphosis Magic

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners make different motions for each stage in the butterfly life cycle and plant a garden. For this butterfly life cycle lesson plan, students can take the mini gardens home and discuss how butterflies help gardens.
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Meet...Eric Carle

For Teachers K - 2nd
An author study PowerPoint introduces the author and illustrator, Eric Carle. The slides contain a variety of information about the author; such as a list of his books, examples of his art work, and details of his personal life. The...
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Stick Out Your Tongue

For Teachers K
Students explore their sense of taste and recognize good foods to eat. In this tasting lesson, students recognize that their tongue has taste buds for different types of tastes. Students create a bar graph showing their favorite taste (...
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Draw Write

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the roles of authors and illustrators. Pupils discuss the roles of an author and an illustrator. Students show how they are different and how they are the same.
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The Lifecycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K
Students study the life cycle of the butterfly. In this butterfly life cycle lesson, students examine and discuss a large diagram of the four stages of the butterfly life cycle. They read books and access web sites that extend their...
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Using A Story Map to Identify Story Elements

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use story maps to record story elements. In this story elements lesson, 2nd graders do a picture walk and review the author and illustrator. Students use the story map to record their answers to questions asked by the...
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Seasonal Science: Spring Life Science Activities

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Spring into science with these great lesson ideas involving butterflies.
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Exciting Narrative Endings

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore storytelling by identifying story points on a chart. In this narrative structure lesson, students read the story Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour by Eve Bunting and discuss the ending with each other. Students record the...
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All About Me: Likenesses & Differences

For Teachers K
Students determine their individual differences in order to boost their self-esteem. For this individuality lesson, students examine how they are different and how to use their difference to enhance their self-esteem. They listen to a...
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M&M Cafe

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders plan meals. In this healthy living lesson, 2nd graders review the food pyramid and the five food groups. Students create two balanced meals and one unbalanced meal and make pictures for each meal.
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Cycles of Life

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover the life span of an insect by recording the process.  In this insect life lesson plan, students observe an insect egg or larva in class, describing the metamorphosis on a recording sheet.  Students draw a picture of the...
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Bring Science to Life With Lesson Plans for Eric Carle Books

For Teachers 1st - 6th
An Eric Carle author study can lead students to study a variety of subjects including ocean life, life cycles, and symbiotic relationships.
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Art Smart

For Teachers 1st
First graders create artwork to explore how colors can show emotions.
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Hatched From An Egg

For Teachers K
Students discover how animals are born/hatched. In this life science activity, students listen to a book entitled Chickens Aren't The Only Ones, and discuss animals that are hatched or born.  Students receive a picture of an animal, they...
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Oliver's Vegetables

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students identify events from the story. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book Oliver's Vegetables and identify the events of the story. Students use the vegetables in the story to recognize which event occurred...
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Beautiful Bugs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate the life cycle of ants, ladybugs, and butterflies. They list the four stages of the butterfly life cycle, define symmetry and observe how ants make homes in dirt.
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Rooster's Off To See the World Number-Sense

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners recognize how numbers are used in number stories.  In this Rooster's Off To See the World lesson, students participate in the story. Learners complete a number activity and work on the computer to illustrate a number story. ...
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Today is Monday - Calendar Math

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students practice memorizing the seven days of the week and keeping them in order.  In this calendar lesson, students read aloud the book Today is Monday by Eric Carle, and create their own calendar style book using educational software....
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Pancakes, Pancakes!- Measuring

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students estimate measurements in real world problem situations. For this estimation lesson, students read the book Pancakes, Pancakes and estimate how many cups equal a pint, quart, and gallon. Students test their estimations by...
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Look and Listen: Exploring the Five Senses

For Teachers K
Students listen to Look by Jillian Cutting.  In this five senses literary lesson, students write an original version of the book using their own phrases and senses words, such as listen, touch, taste, smell. Students identify sight words.
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A Home for Lars

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore animal characteristics by researching polar bears. In this habitat lesson, students read the story Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear and identify the needs of a polar bear on Earth. Students view a 10 minute PowerPoint...
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Complete Metamorphosis in Butterflies

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify pictures of complete metamorphosis. They see butterflies in every stage of metamorphosis, write down what they see each day and write a paragraph explaining what happens in each stage of complete metamorphosis in...
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The Birth of a Butterfly

For Teachers K
Students explore the life cycle of a butterfly. In this butterfly instructional activity, students visit Internet websites, observe a live butterfly culture, and examine pictures of the stages of the butterfly life cycle in order to...
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Butterfly Bonanza

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students describe life cycle of the butterfly after reading and singing about butterflies.
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Paper Art

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the various techniques that studenT book illustrators utilize such as paper collage, die-cut pages, and object stencils for relief printing.
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Classifying Transportation Objects

For Teachers K
Students discuss different modes of transportation, then sort, classify, and label transportation items by various attributes.
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Classifying transportation objects

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students sort and classify transportation items. In this transportation items lesson plan, students work in groups to sort them by their characteristics and attributes and list them as a class.
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Oh, The Places I Will Go!

For Teachers 1st
First graders write sentences. In this future dreams lesson, 1st graders read Oh, the Places You'll Go!and discuss places they would like to go to. Students write a few sentences about where they want to go and why. Students illustrate...
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Splitting Bears: Sequencing

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders review sequencing, reading "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Students then predict what the book, "Berlioz the Bear" will be about, listen to the story and fill in the categories the teacher has written on the board:...
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Composing Snowman Stories

For Teachers 1st
First graders plan a web, create a rough draft, and a final copy of a story about a snowman. In this writing lesson plan, 1st graders also carefully sequence their story.
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Writing with Koala Lou: Sequencing and BME

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate storytelling properties by reading a children's story in class. In this story sequencing lesson, 3rd graders read the story Koala Lou with their classmates and create sentence strips from the book. Students...
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Life Cycle of Butterfly

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students read books and discuss books about the life cycle of a butterfly. They then observe the Enchanted Learning website and discuss vocabulary words for the life cycle. They are introduced to vocabulary words for the stages and discuss.
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Butterfly Life Cycle

For Teachers K
Students describe and state the four stages of the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycle lesson plan, students copy words and pictures from the life cycle and then identify each stage.
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The Grouchy Ladybug By Eric Carle

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders complete a unit about ladybugs based on Eric Carle's, The Grouchy Ladybug. They complete comprehension questions, categorization activities, Venn diagrams, and choral readings of Susan M. Paprocki', Little Red Bug. As they...
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Life Cycle Of A Frog

For Teachers K
Students use books and an art activity to study the stages of a frog's life cycle. After listening to a book about frogs, students engage in a fun art activity. When finished, students work is displayed as a pond on the bulletin board.
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Butterflies

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students will explore the life cycle of the Painted Lady butterfly by raising their own. They will incorporate math, science, and language arts as they graph, pattern, journal, observe, and artistically create.
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 1st
Students become familiar with the life cycle stages of a butterfly. As part of an animal unit, this lesson teaches students about the various stages of a butterfly's life, and how these stages are similar to ours.
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Eric Carle's Animals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore and research general information about Eric Carle using the Internet and his books. They use the Writing Process to create a letter and/or reinforce writing skills to discover characteristics of mammals and birds.
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Insects Through Literature

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students illustrate a picture of the insects in the books they read. For this insects lesson plan, students read different books about insects, and then draw a picture of four of the insects in their habitats.
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How Do Pumpkins Grow?

For Teachers 1st
First graders read and sequence sentences which describe the growth of a pumpkin, illustrate each sentence and label their illustrations.
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Butterfly Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explain the life cycle of the butterfly and create various art activities that would model metamorphosis.
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Munchy Math

For Teachers K - 1st
Students manipulate computer mouse to place the cursor on a numeral to match the correct number of foods, using Kidspiration.
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Write Your Favorite Author

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are introduced to the various parts of a friendly letter. They read a book by Eric Carle, discuss what they liked and then write the author a letter.
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Butterfly Activities

For Teachers 2nd
Students create the life cycle of butterflies, use pasta to count butterflies, and fill in a bar graph about butterflies. In this butterflies lesson plan, students participate in 3 activities to understand butterflies.
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How Do Pumpkins Grow?

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine how pumpkins grow. In this plant lesson, 1st graders read books about pumpkins and write down the life cycle of the pumpkin. Students construct mini-books to illustrate the life cycle of the pumpkin.
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All About Butterflies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students model the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycles lesson, students learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, create models of each stage of the butterfly's life cycle, and use Kidspiration computer software to diagram...
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KWL Chart: Living and Non Living

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this KWL chart worksheet, students fill in this graphic organizer about living and non-living things. Students complete 3 sections in the chart.
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Collage Butterflies

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students make their own butterfly on contact paper. In this art lesson, students cut or tear small pieces of tissue paper to put on their butterfly. Students place another piece of contact paper over the tissue paper pieces and cut the...
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Discovering Nonfiction Text Characteristics

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners read a nonfiction text and with a partner, list characteristics of nonfiction in this text. In this nonfiction lesson plan, students then make a class chart of nonfiction characteristics.
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Independent Investigation

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students classify objects. In this math lesson plan, students sort and classify objects based on their characteristics. Students identify characteristics of objects.
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Wrap it up!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Sometimes the conclusion of an essay can be the most important part. Whether your writers are ending with a proposition, lesson learned, or persuasive argument, teach them how to "end with a bang" with this helpful PowerPoint! This...
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Lifecycle of Painted Lady Butterflies

For Teachers K
Students make a chart of the life cycle of the painted lady butterflies that the class observes over a period of several days.
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Butterflies and Frogs

For Teachers K
Students identify patterns found in nature.
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I Like Bugs!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars explore the story I Like Bugs! In this language arts lesson, students sort bugs from the story into the correct category. Young scholars draw pictures of bugs and create a retelling booklet.
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Reading Speedway

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students practice reading for fluency and comprehension. Students read for one minute, timing themselves with a stop watch. They discuss reading strategies for improvement. Students record their reading speed on a race car. Students...
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students access websites and print the picture of the life cycle diagram unlabeled. They then color and label the printout and use the website to get an activity or idea for their oral presentation.
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Imaginative Writing

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create original drawings of their choosing, use these drawings as a basis for the story writings. then dictate the story to scribe and copy the story in their own hand.
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Animals from Eggs

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders recognize that some animals lay eggs. In this life cycles lesson, 2nd graders discover the purpose of animal nests and create their own faux nest using twigs, chenille sticks, cotton balls, and string.  
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Valley of the Butterflies

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore why butterfly populations in Idaho's Lapwai Valley have decreased.
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Read, Read, Read !

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars perform repeated readings of the same text to increase their reading fluency and expression. They practice reading sentences from the board aloud to practice fluency. They read "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" as a...
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Word Wizards: Students Making Words

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore patterns in words and how to make new words by adding or changing the sequence of letters

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