Turn your students into fact and fiction experts in this book study companion unit for "Charlie the Caterpillar" by Dom De Luise. Kids will especially love "A Datapillar is Born", a fun activity that will have them gathering facts and making colorful Caterpillar Datapillars to brighten up the classroom!
Also included in this unit: "Fiction Prediction" (pre-reading questions), "Sorry, Charlie!" (post-reading discussion), "Where's the Word?" (word search), "The Sequel" (writing a story), "Fact and Fiction" (nonfiction and fiction books), "Just the Facts" (more Datapillars that can be made for any nonfiction topic, all year long!), and adorable bookmarks. Student worksheets come in color and black and white.
"Charlie the Caterpillar" is a charming story about friendship and inner beauty and a great read-aloud for any time of the school year. Some of the activities in this unit can be adapted for other fictional caterpillar/butterfly stories.
Looking forward to the bloggy meet-up, too! See you then...
May 28, 2012
I will use this during our last weeks of school for review of science topics and then can't wait to use this next year during life cycles. I'm so glad Reagan encouraged you to share your wonderful ideas.
May 26, 2012
A great tool to have when studying life cycles!
May 20, 2012
I'm getting ready for next year. I can' wait to use it.
This is a unit that can be used all year long! My students LOVED making a datapillar and have begged to make more. You can use it to show what they know about all subjects. Highly motivating and can keep the fast finishers busy in a meaningful way!