Interactive READ ALOUD ACTIVITIES The Very Impatient Caterpillar (Spring Craft)

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K - 1st, Homeschool
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This is a read aloud kit that provides you with targeted lessons, crafts, printable(s) and literacy activities for up to 5 days using the mentor text, The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach in a Kindergarten or First Grade classroom to build up comprehension.

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This is a SILLY story about an uninformed and IMPATIENT caterpillar awaiting its butterfly transformation inside a chrysalis! The reader will see the caterpillar go into the chrysalis a caterpillar and exit a beautiful, impatient and still unaware butterfly! It would make a great launch to a butterfly life cycle unit for science or to use as a Spring read aloud as a reminder of patience!

The goal of this resource is to provide you response and comprehension support (for up to a week) using one mentor text to help students make connections to deeper understanding! Start the week with a fantastic read aloud, guide your discussions via the printables/anchor chart & end your week with a meaningful craft to display all your students learning.

Included in this Resource:

• Read Aloud Questioning Card for Comprehension

• Lesson Plan Overview (5 Different Activities, Possible 5 Days)
*** includes: how to implement in the classroom & examples

Butterfly Craft and Written Response options

Connections: Impatient/Patient, Picture Sort, Foldable/Printables

Vocabulary: 4 Word/Picture Cards, Game Idea and Printables

Retelling: Mini Poster, 6 Retelling Cards for Pocket Chart, Caterpillar Sequence Craft, or BME Printable/Foldable (Optional Butterfly Life Cycle version)

Character Traits: Mini Poster, Discussion Cards and Printable

+ Additional Printables: Story Map, P&S, Butterfly Life Cycle, Word Search & Prompt

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TEKS Aligned Focuses:
K.6D and 1.7D (Retelling)
K.7D and 1.8B (Describe the Main Character)

K.6B Written Response
K.6A Describe Personal Connection

K.6F & 1.7F Respond with New Vocabulary 

Common Core (K-1) for this Kit:

RL.K.2 – Retell Stories with Key Details

RL.K.4 – Unknown Words

RL.K.10 – Engage in Group Activities with Purpose & Understanding
RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

RL.1.2 – Retelling

RL.1.3 – Describe Main Details


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Total Pages
65 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


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