Our Very Hungry Caterpillar(s) About three weeks ago, some tiny caterpillars arrived in our classroom. These caterpillars grew at a furious rate (they must have been very hungry), and last week, they each made a chrysalis. This week, to the delight of the children, they have been emerging as butterflies.
In our writing, we have been talking about the trait of "voice". This is a hard concept to understand when you are in high school, and even harder when you are six or seven. To help the children understand that different people say things in a different way, or using a different voice, we read Eric Carle's story called The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Then, we each chose one of the foods that the hungry caterpillar ate to talk about. What would that food say if it wanted the caterpillar eat it? This was so much fun, that the children asked if we could make a video of our caterpillar.
WOWZA!!! That's a big caterpillar! I love your use of the story. I use it as an introduction to an author study on Mr. Carle and his books. I have never even thought of using it to teach the trait of "voice". Very creative and clever! Thank you for sharing.
Comment Posted on September 23, 2010 at 05:35 PM by
I loved reading about the caterpillars at your school. How many were there? I like reading about it all.
Harston primary school
Comment Posted on June 6, 2010 at 07:50 PM by
You all do such wonderful things. I like your story.
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