From our lesson yesterday, I realized my students understood what compare and contrast meant, they had trouble applying the concept to literary characters. I also directed them to state what their favorite story was and why. For example, a sea anemone looks like a flower.
And just like Hermit Crab, they have outgrown their "shell. What happens next in the story? The one thing they all noticed that was different was A House for Hermit Crab was much longer with harder words. Attach small magnet strips to the back of each picture. Retelling the stories was not the major focus of this lesson; however, my students were going to have to recall what each of these stories had in common and what was different in each story.
It is important to let students know in advance of any changes in routines because they depend on the structure of the classroom. Through extensive reading of stories students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements.
Children will recall details from a simple short story. The accompanying two videos are examples of student finished responses. As each group rotated to my reading group I handed them copies of A House for Hermit Crab and gave them a minute to look at the pictures.
He is frightened and moves into another shell but thinks that it looks too plain. Who was he afraid of? What did Hermit Crab need to do? Make a hermit crab out of pasta shells and playdough. We would jump right into our reading group rotation. What did Hermit Crab need to do?
By them verbalizing what they want to say helps them focus, or sometimes helps them formulate how they want their words to look on paper. In this lesson I wanted my students to gain exposure to reading a more challenging text about the same subject and to be able to tell me what all stories had in common.
For some reason they like it when I am testing my teaching I then instructed my students to think about each story and to write in their journals what all the stories had in common, or what happened that was the same in all stories. Talk with children about how just like Hermit Crab, they have grown throughout the year.
In February, Hermit Crab found a bigger shell to move into, but he thought it looked too plain. Hermit was not afraid.Hermit Crab Showing top 8 worksheets in the category - Hermit Crab.
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A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle is great way to help children transition from preschool to kindergarten or from kindergarten to first grade. Book description: One day Hermit Crab discovers that he has outgrown his shell. He is frightened and moves into another shell but thinks that it looks too plain.
Draw a picture of Hermit Crab on a sheet of 8 1/2" X 11" paper. Make the picture large and use a dark marker so the lines show well. Make a class set of copies of the drawing on the sheets of oak tag.
Everyone has their favorite Eric Carle books they want to share with their students; so this is the perfect way to mix and match the books that work best for you.
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Here is how you can use picture books as a read-aloud for a back-to-school activity with a craft. This craftivity is based on A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. You might not think the book has much to do with back-to-school, but comparisons can be made between outgrowing the shell and outgrowing last year’s classroom.Download