Lesson Plan

Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Caterpillars and the hard C sound come together in this colorful lesson. With help from the ever-popular *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* by Eric Carle, students will learn about metamorphosis while developing their phonics skills.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will have a basic understanding of metamorphosis and be able to recognize the C sound.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
Phonics Fun: C is for Caterpillar
  • Inform your students of the lesson's main topic: metamorphosis, or how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
  • Show them the cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and ask them what they think a caterpillar eats.

Beginning

  • Provide students with physical representations of a butterfly to explore.

Intermediate

  • Connect with students' prior knowledge by showing images of different insects and focusing on the butterfly.

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