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# Eric Carle Inspired Summer Thematic Unit

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During May I like to do an author study on Eric Carle. At the same time, we're also incorporating our end of the year beach/summer theme. This pack was created to merge the two! This thematic unit is inspired by three of my favorite Eric Carle stories - "Mister Seahorse", "Little Cloud", and "A House for Hermit Crab".

Inside you will find ..
1. Mister Seahorse Sequencing Flap Book
2. Mister Seahorse Main Idea Bubble Map
3. My Little Book of Seahorse facts
4. Design a new house for Hermit Crab drawing/writing prompt
5. A House for Hermit Crab Retelling Organizer
6. A House for Hermit Crab story map
7. A House for Hermit Crab game board with comprehension/discussion question cards
8. Little Cloud retelling mini-book (students can write their own version of the story/draw cloud shape pictures)
9. Little Cloud Writing Prompt
10. Just for fun - beach/summer themed writing paper for any use!

Literacy Activities:
1. Mister Seahorse Compound Word puzzles and recording sheet
2. Sea Shell Sort - beach towel sorting mat, 18 shell shaped cards targeting r-controlled vowel sounds; word cards to match to pictures; 2 options for recording
3. Beach Vocabulary Word Puzzles and recording sheet
4. Parts of the Beach - parts of speech write the room activity and recording sheet
5. Little Cloud's Words (real/nonsense word building with the /ou/ dipthong) - word building mats, letter cards, recording sheet

Math Activities:
1. Flip-Flop Math Facts - matching related addition and subtraction facts to 18, recording page
2. Beach Sums - double digit addition w/ regrouping center
3. Place Value Volley - partner game to practice place value (#s represented in tens/ones, expanded form, and base ten blocks)
4. Little Cloud's Shapes (matching geometric shapes to their properties)
5. Summer Math Problem Solving Journal - 10 word problems with space for students to draw pictures, write number sentences, and justify answers in words (NOTE - regrouping in addition and subtraction required for some problems)

Please check out the free preview for a better look. Thanks for looking and Happy Teaching! (It's almost summer! wahoo!)
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