Lesson Plan: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Re-telling - CreateOn

Lesson Plan: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Re-telling

Placeholder Eric Carle Hungry caterpillar book cover
Common Core Objective
  • With prompting and support, identify characters, settings and major events in a story. RL.K.3
  • Describe characters, settings and major events in a story, using key details. RL.1.3
  • Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. RL.2.5

 

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Listen to the Eric Carle story, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
  • Retell the story using pictures

 

Materials

One “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” set of MagnaTiles® Structures

One “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” book

 

Directions

#1. Explain to the students that you are going to read them a story about a caterpillar today.

#2. Ask the students if any of them have ever seen a caterpillar turn into a butterfly or knows what happens when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Discuss with the students what happens when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.

#3. Read the students the story, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

#4. After you have read the story, discuss with the students what happens at the beginning of the story. (ie. There is an egg on a leaf.) Discuss what happens in the middle of the story. (ie. The caterpillar eats a lot.) Discuss what happens at the end of the story. (ie. The caterpillar turns into a butterfly.)

#5. Show the students the MagnaTiles® Structures tiles. Have them help you put the pictures in the order that they happened in the story. (The MagnaTiles® Structures tiles will stick to a magnetic surface if you have a magnetic board or a magnetic white board.)

#6. Have the students take turns retelling the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

Extension: The MagnaTiles® Structures tiles can be placed in a center for the students to practice retelling the story together.

 

Assessment:

Divide a paper into three sections or have the students fold the paper into 3 sections. In the first section, have the students draw a picture of what happens at the beginning of the story. In the second section, have the students draw a picture of what happens in the middle of the story. In the last section, have the students draw a picture of what happens at the end of the story.