The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle Book Description




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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle
Book Description:


  • Teaches students how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.


Academic Objectives


  • ELA2R4b: Makes predictions from text content.

  • ELA2W1b: Uses traditional organizational patterns for conveying information (e.g., chronological order).


Brilliant Star Objective:


  • Cognitive/Thinking: Students will be able to sequence events in their proper order.


Readability Level: 2.6
Vocabulary: Depending on the grade with which this book is used, the following words may need to be discussed before reading the story: (Caterpillar, salami, Swiss cheese, cocoon).
Introduction: Questions to ask before reading:


  • “What is a caterpillar?”

  • “What do caterpillars do?”

  • “What are the days of the week?”


Questions During Reading:


  • “Where is the caterpillar going?”

  • “How old is he in the beginning and end of the story?”

  • “Why is he eating so much?”

  • “What will happen at the end?”


Follow-up Activities:


  1. Students can make their own mini book about the caterpillar, using their own creativity to develop different details in their story.

  2. A lesson about the days of the week can be taught using this book.

  3. Kindergarten teachers may want to use it to teach numbers, counting, and colors.

  4. Fill out a sequence of events graphic organizer with the students.

  5. Students can work in small groups writing and illustrating the different events in the story.

  6. Connect to a science lesson.


Additional Resources:


  • Lesson ideas: http://www.teachingheart.net/veryhungrycaterpillar.html

  • Eric Carle – Teacher resource guide: http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/carle.htm


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