Do you read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
If so, I think you'll enjoy this Caterpillar Story Wheel
It's a quick, easy & fun
way to assess comprehension
and practice sequencing
, as well as retelling a story
There are full color patterns
to use for centers
, as well as a sample to share, plus a black & white
pattern, so your students can make their own.
When everyone is done with their story wheel, take a moment to retell
the Very Hungry Caterpillar story as a whole group
by turning the wheels.
Children could also explain the story to a reading buddy
As a comprehension-assessment tool
, and for fine motor practice, another option is to have students cut up the picture sections, then glue them to the blank wheel in the appropriate order.
This will also make the turning wheel sturdier.
To practice ordinal numbers
, have children write 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. on each piece.
I've also included "Sequence the Story” Puzzles
Use the full-color versions for an independent center
, and print the black and white pattern, so children can color, cut and arrange their own puzzle.
Besides the picture puzzles, I’ve also included “word slices”
so you can practice recognizing the vocabulary
for this story.
There are also 2 writing prompt worksheets
, where students write what happened in the story, or explain why they’d rather be a butterfly or caterpillar.
If you’re studying fractions
, be sure and take a teachable moment to review that vocabulary and information.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a spring filled with lots of metamorphic learning, as your little caterpillars transform into butterflies, happily fluttering into the next grade.
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