The Very Loney Firefly Activities: + Comparisons To The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Loney Firefly Activities: + Comparisons To The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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Besides The Very Hungry Caterpillar, another of my students’ favorite Eric Carle stories is The Very Lonely Firefly.

I do a big butterfly unit in April, and a sampling of other insects in May (fireflies, ladybugs & bumble bees).

With that in mind, I designed some activities for The Very Lonely Firefly, along with a few, which also give students an opportunity to compare “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” story to “The Very Lonely Firefly”.

There are 2 Venn diagrams, as well as 2 graphing extensions and a writing prompt for this specific comparison.

I’ve also included 2 firefly “slider” craftivities, which will help reinforce the sequence of The Very Lonely Firefly, as well as the ability to retell the story.

The B&W “The Very Lonely Firefly” “Itty Bitty” booklet, is another way to practice these standards.

There’s also a “color me” bookmark, and colorful set of sequencing cards, which can be used in an independent center, as well as for Memory Match and “I Have; Who Has?” games.

The packet also includes several worksheets, one you can use as a whole-group assessment of the story, while reviewing ordinal numbers too.

There's also a graphic organizer for “beginning-middle-end”, plus pocket chart cards for story elements.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy reading these stories as much as mine do.

For more Firefly activities click the link.

Click here for more Very Hungry Caterpillar activities.


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