Lesson Plan

The Life of a Seashell

Have your students explore the writing process by imagining the life of a seashell. This neat writing lesson features *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* by Eric Carle, seashells, and tons of creative storytelling fun.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to write a simple story with events in chronological order.


(15 minutes)
  • Tell the students that today they are going to learn how to use their imaginations to write a story.
  • Introduce the word "chronological" by listing three events on the board out of order. You can list three things that kids normally do during the day, such as "go to school," "do homework," and "eat dinner."
  • Discuss with students what order these events happen in. Explain to them that the order in which events actually happened is called chronological order.
  • Read students The Very Hungry Caterpillar (which has an easy-to-follow chronology) and discuss the order of the story after reading.