Ch 1: Teaching Eric Carle Books

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This helpful teacher resources chapter offers lesson plans you can use to teach Eric Carle books to your students. Our lesson plans cover a variety of titles, including ''Walter the Baker'' and ''The Tiny Seed,'' that you can use to introduce new concepts into your curriculum quickly and easily.

Teaching Eric Carle Books - Chapter Summary

In this interesting chapter, our instructors provide a variety of lesson plans for you to use when teaching about Eric Carle books in your classroom. Some of the titles covered here include Mister Seahorse, The Very Busy Spider, The Mixed Up Chameleon and more. We've made it easy to update your curriculum with these helpful, ready-to-use lesson plans. If you have any questions as you complete the lessons, feel free to reach out to one of our professional instructors for assistance.

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  • Provides background: In addition to lesson plans on Eric Carle book titles, you'll also access a biography and facts about Eric Carle that can help to enrich your instruction.
  • Simplifies planning time: With so many titles available in this one chapter, you'll save time researching books and writing up your own lesson plans.
  • Meets educational criteria: Professional instructors have written these lesson plans, so you can feel confident in what you're teaching knowing that it meets educational standards.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning Eric Carle book lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for Eric Carle book topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your reading class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Eric Carle book lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important reading concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant Eric Carle book-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

21 Lessons in Chapter 1: Teaching Eric Carle Books
Eric Carle Lesson Plan

1. Eric Carle Lesson Plan

Eric Carle is a famous author and illustrator of many books for young children. This lesson plan introduces children to Eric Carle's life, his books, and his illustrations, while also having students learn about cause-and-effect relationships.

Eric Carle: Biography, Facts & Books

2. Eric Carle: Biography, Facts & Books

In this lesson, we will explore the life of Eric Carle and his beautifully illustrated children's books. Take a look inside the mind of a man who grew up and attended school in Nazi Germany, kept intact his most precious and important feelings from that childhood, and explored them in books and beautiful artwork for children who instantly recognize in him a kindred spirit.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lesson Plan

3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lesson Plan

Use the beloved book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' to teach students about story elements and how to count. Two separate lessons provide students a chance to apply skills to this touchstone book.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle Lesson Plan

4. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students identify the main idea and key details in stories they read and write as they study ''The Tiny Seed'' by Eric Carle.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Lesson Plan

5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Lesson Plan

Students will enjoy this light-hearted and interactive lesson plan that provides hands-on activities for students to increase vocabulary, color and picture recognition, as well as creating a class book all based off of the book 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?,' by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle.

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle Lesson Plan

6. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle Lesson Plan

What does a monkey do that you can do? How about a crocodile? In this lesson, we will read the book ''From Head to Toe'' by Eric Carle, and we will learn how to use our bodies to mimic some of the things animals can do.

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle Lesson Plan

7. Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle Lesson Plan

In this lesson, we will take a look at how to use the story 'Mister Seahorse' to teach students about illustrations and how they connect to the story.

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Lesson Plan

8. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Lesson Plan

Virtually traveling with a spider to the farm will help your students learn about recounting stories while they make animal sounds and spider webs. ''The Very Busy Spider'' by Eric Carle is a wonderful book full of great animals to explore.

The Grouchy Ladybug Lesson Plan

9. The Grouchy Ladybug Lesson Plan

Eric Carle's, 'The Grouchy Ladybug' offers students a great opportunity to practice telling time. After creating their own clocks and ladybugs, students will match various time telling terms to the time on their clock.

The Grouchy Ladybug Activities

10. The Grouchy Ladybug Activities

'The Grouchy Ladybug' is a clever book written by Eric Carle. Use the activities below to help students see the message in the story and to extend learning beyond the pages of the book.

Do You Want to Be My Friend? Lesson Plan

11. Do You Want to Be My Friend? Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students use supports and illustrations to tell or retell a story as they read 'Do You Want to Be My Friend?' by Eric Carle.

The Mixed-Up Chameleon Lesson Plan

12. The Mixed-Up Chameleon Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses the book 'The Mixed Up Chameleon' by Eric Carle to encourage your students to explore animal characteristics and their own special talents through discussion, artistic activities, and writing assignments.

The Mixed-Up Chameleon Activities for Kids

13. The Mixed-Up Chameleon Activities for Kids

'The Mixed-Up Chameleon' is a fun book written by Eric Carle about a chameleon who wishes he could be more like the other animals he sees. Written for lower elementary students, the book provides a great lesson in learning to accept yourself just the way you are.

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Lesson Plan

14. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Lesson Plan

Using the book 'Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?' as a starting point, your students will explore the concepts of endangered species and conservation. Students will participate in discussion, art and written activities.

The Secret Birthday Message Lesson Plan

15. The Secret Birthday Message Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students use illustrations and context clues to gain and convey meaning as they read 'The Secret Birthday Message' by Eric Carle.

Have You Seen My Cat? Lesson Plan

16. Have You Seen My Cat? Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students read a predictable text book in which they can track words and reproduce similar sentences while reading 'Have You Seen My Cat?' by Eric Carle.

Walter the Baker Lesson Plan

17. Walter the Baker Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students understand the message of the story, improve fluency, and decipher the meaning of words with the suffix '-er' while reading 'Walter the Baker' by Eric Carle.

The Very Quiet Cricket Lesson Plan

18. The Very Quiet Cricket Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses 'The Very Quiet Cricket' by Eric Carle to teach students about synonyms. Students will use various resources to find synonyms and write short reports about crickets.

Eric Carle Art Lesson Plan

19. Eric Carle Art Lesson Plan

Eric Carle's name may not be known to you, but it is likely that his work is recognizable. This lesson plan explores the unique artistic style of Carle using an informative text lesson. An activity puts theory into practice as students emulate his technique.

Eric Carle Art Techniques

20. Eric Carle Art Techniques

Writer and illustrator Eric Carle is known worldwide for his colorful children's books. He's very interested in children's literacy and fostering their imaginations, and shares step by step directions of how he creates his art on his website.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

21. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

Would you like to teach your elementary students about 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by author Eric Carle? These hands-on activities will assist you in the educational process.

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