Subject(s): Language Arts/Story telling
Objective(s): By the time this lesson is completed, students will be able to:
Sequence story events and days of the week, according to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Individually demonstrate comprehension by retelling The Very Hungry Caterpillar story through an individually created book.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar , by Eric Carle
Days of the week written on 5x8 or 3x5 index cards
Food cards, including all foods mentioned in the book
One ditto for each day of the week, showing each letter of the word, scrambled, in a box to cut out. A clue will also be given at bottom of ditto (Ex: Monday- a picture of one apple).
Paper, crayons, scissors, glue, pencils
Have students sit together on the floor in a group. Stimulate discussion by asking questions relevant to the topic and class activities. For example:
Does everyone remember how we use our calendar in class each morning so we know what month it is, what day of the week it is and what the date is? Who knows what the days of the week are? What day of the week is today?
Do you think that each day we do things in an order?
Who can tell us what order they did things in today? What happens in this classroom each day we come in to school?
Do you think that everyone has an order to how they do some things each day? What about animals? Do they have an order? What do you think a caterpillar does each day? What types of food do you think they eat each day? Do you think they have breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner like we do?
Tell students that today they are going to learn more about the days of the week by reading about a very special caterpillar and his order of events during the week. Show the students the book, preview each page together and ask them questions about what they think is going to happen in the story. Read the story and discuss what happened to the caterpillar on each day, focusing...