Butterfly Life Cycle: Biography Of A Caterpillar

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This resource contains three lessons for early elementary students about metamorphosis, utilizing the book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

While this lesson doesn’t directly concern the more scientific aspects of entomology, it’s a great integration of insect life cycles into early literature education.

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1 review for Butterfly Life Cycle: Biography Of A Caterpillar

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    These three activities go together well with live insects in the classroom, and the ever popular book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” A nice example of integrating reading into the curriculum; one lesson focuses on language (Long and short vowel sounds in the book, for example); one on observation of actual caterpillars, and a craft “bookworm” to show books they have read. The inclusion of KWL (Know-Want-to-Know-Learned) in the biography lesson is very good, and documents learning by the students. We also really like that these activities are written by teachers and have been classroom tested.

    We would like to see more information for teachers on rearing their caterpillars, and how best to manage the data collection that is mentioned.

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