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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

This book goes through the phases of what a caterpillar eats when he wakes up. The Lexile level is AD460L. I would use this book in a kindergarten classroom. I would give each child a piece of yarn with cut out shapes of the food that appears in this story. For example, an apple, pear, plum, strawberry, orange, piece of chocolate cake, ice cream cone, pickle, Swiss cheese, salami, lollipop, piece of cherry pie, sausage link, cupcake, watermelon all appear in this story. I would use all or choose a few. Students will cut, color, and punch a hole in each shape. I would then read the story aloud and the students are to sequence the story by putting the food on the string as they appear in the story. The second time I read aloud, they are to put the food on the string in order AFTER I read the story.