Kindergarten Read Aloud for Charlie the Caterpillar - Butterflies - Spring

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Are you looking for a fun and engaging Spring Read Aloud for your kindergarten and 1st grade students? This DIFFERENTIATED weeklong book companion is for Charlie the Caterpillar and provides you with EVERYTHING you need to teach reading comprehension and integrate science into your insects and butterfly units!

You will guide your students in whole group and small group reading instruction as they explore and learn about character traits, metamorphosis, caterpillars, butterflies, and friendships. This week-long differentiated springtime read aloud includes activities for teaching vocabulary, butterfly life cycles, writing, instructional illustrated posters, graphic organizers, crafts, and more to help you integrate literacy and science.

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Instructional Objectives:

  • Building Vocabulary
  • Online Butterfly Shared Research Activity
  • To Learn about and Be Exposed to different Genres
  • Learn how to Make Inferences
  • Making Predictions using Graphing
  • Parts of a Book
  • What Authors and Illustrators Do
  • How to Use Illustrations to make Predictions
  • Build Comprehension
  • Practice Making Inferences
  • Learn about and Write Explanatory Writing Pieces
  • Writing About ONE Single Narrative Event
  • Build Speaking and Listening Skills in whole group and small groups
  • Develop a Love for Reading
  • Integrate Science and Literacy
  • Life Cycle of Butterflies

Charlie the Caterpillar Differentiated Read Aloud Includes:

  • Five Days of Detailed Differentiated Lesson Plans for K-1st Grade
  • 12 Illustrated Vocabulary Cards
  • Teaching How to Write about One Single Story Event Using Time Order Words
  • 7 Choices in Two Formats of Different Daily Writing Focus Questions
  • Three Cut and Paste Writing Focus Questions (8 per page)
  • How to use Flip Tab Covers
  • Four Flip Tab Cover Writing Focus Questions (2 per page)
  • Draw and Write About Beginning, Middle & End of Story Graphic Organizers
  • Draw and Write About Beginning, Middle & End of Story Answer Key
  • Draw and Write About Five Story Events Graphic Organizers
  • Draw and Write About Five Story Events Answer Key
  • One Sheet of Student ELA Journal Vocabulary Card (4 per page)
  • Graphing Information and Ideas
  • Colored Yes or No Graphing Question (8.5 x 11)
  • Colored Student Graphing Pieces
  • Black and White Yes or No Graphing Question
  • Black and White Student Graphing Pieces
  • 16 Comprehension Question Cards (4 per page)
  • Fiction Anchor Charts (8.5 x 11)
  • Colored Butterfly Life Cycle Poster (8.5 x 11)
  • Morals Poster (8.5 x 11)
  • Text Evidence Poster (8.5 x 11)
  • Butterfly Life Cycle Student Worksheet
  • Butterfly Life Cycle Teacher Answer Key
  • Butterfly Shared Research Project Sample Answer Key
  • Student Shared Research Graphic Organizer Sheet
  • Five Question TEST with Vocabulary and Writing Differentiation (2 per page)
  • Answer Keys
  • Butterfly Craft Template with Everything You Need
  • Butterfly Parent Note
  • Butterfly Instructions, Tips, and Ideas

This resource and all the activities make great Back to School lessons to teach students about making new friends, going through changes, and most of all...getting them excited about reading for the school year!

This Read Aloud with Lesson Plans and activities is perfect to have on hand for substitute day too! With the scripted, detailed, and differentiated literacy and science activities you will know your students are having a fun engaging day using all the cross-curricular activities this literacy and science resource provides!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.


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