Author:
CATHERINE SEIVERS
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Lower Primary
Grade:
1
Tags:
#NCDLS, Days of the Week, Hungry Caterpillar, ncdls
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Audio, Video

Education Standards

A Caterpillar Eats Through the Week-Remix

A Caterpillar Eats Through the Week-Remix

Overview

Students will watch and listen to Eric Carle reading his book A Very Hungry Caterpillar and use visuals to sequence and retell the events of the story. Students will use days of the week vocabulary to help them sequence the story.

Make and Read

Materials Needed:

-Eric Carle's A Very Hungry Caterpillar 

-Copies of the Emergent Reader 

http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/HungryCaterpillarEmergentReader.htm

 

Students watch YouTube video of Eric Carle reading aloud A Very Hungry Caterpillar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI

Lead a discussion, including the days of the week vocabulary, encouraging students to use the days to sequence the story and retell the events with details.

Students will cut, color and assemble their own emergent reader booklets to practice reading a simplified version of the story.

Enhancement with Technology

Students will create a retelling story in Google Slides.

They will create a book identifying the main sequence of events in the life cycle of a butterfly.

Students can create different slides for each major event using words and pictures to describe the event.

Students can work in pairs or independently. 

Students can reference an anchor chart with sentence starters if needed and go back and watch the story again for help. 

Guiding questions:

What happened First? Next? Then? After that? Finally?