Happy 40th Birthday Brown Bear

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What do you see? Wish a happy birthday to Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The lesson includes six extension activities for the books and its companion stories, including a maze and animal matching exercise.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a lesson about animals, or when reading any of the Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle books
  • Activities would make great group projects, both short-term assignments and long-term units
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies of the books listed, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? as well as Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See?
  • Print in color for best results
Pros

  • Provides all necessary worksheets for each activity listed
  • Illustrations from the books are bright and engaging
  • Practices many different skills, including color recognition and story sequencing
Cons

  • None