If your child has never painted with water colors before allow them to experiment a little bit before you use the printables. One suggestion is to encourage them to create the ocean for all of the ocean animals to swim in. Discuss the water colors and also the types of things that would be at the bottom of the ocean.
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories. Preview Common Core Connection: One requirement of Common Core to prepare students for college and careers is through extensive reading of high-quality challenging literary and informational texts.
Through extensive reading of stories students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements. In this lesson I wanted my students to gain exposure to reading a more challenging text about the same subject and to be able to tell me what all stories had in common.
From our lesson yesterday, I realized my students understood what compare and contrast meant, they had trouble applying the concept to literary characters. To expose my students to the wonderful world of literary text and comparing characters, I again focused on RL.
Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme: We would jump right into our reading group rotation. The reason for this change was we were going to be doing a different type of reading in our reading groups. It is important to let students know in advance of any changes in routines because they depend on the structure of the classroom.
Instead of reading A House for a Hermit Crab whole group or me reading to them, each group would read to me during differentiated reading group rotation time.
I told them that as they were reading I wanted them to think about all the stories and what happened in all of them that was the same. However before we started our reading rotation I wanted them to think about and retell me the beginning, middle, and end of Moving Day and Old Shell, New Shell.
Retelling the stories was not the major focus of this lesson; however, my students were going to have to recall what each of these stories had in common and what was different in each story.
Also retelling helps with comprehension Reading Rotation Student Reading From that point we went into our differentiated leveled reading groups where my students rotated through independent activities.
As each group rotated to my reading group I handed them copies of A House for Hermit Crab and gave them a minute to look at the pictures. For this activity, we went around the table and each student read one page out-loud while the rest of the group followed along.
After each student finished reading one page, I directed them to finish reading to their elbow partner, as demonstrated by the accompanying video, Partner Reading. As students came to unfamiliar words I would ask them what they thought it meant by looking at picture clues, re-reading, or from their own experiences.
When we were finished I had each group retell this story from the beginning, middle, and end. I then asked each group what was the one thing that was the same in this story, compared to Moving Day and Old Shell, New Shell. All groups claimed the hermit crabs were all looking for bigger shells like their old one.
The one thing they all noticed that was different was A House for Hermit Crab was much longer with harder words. My high group noticed that the hermit crab in A House for Hermit Crab had a lot of friends and seemed friendlier.
Partner Reading Journal Writing 15 minutes Usually during independent practice my students are in their differentiated reading groups doing independent activities, where one activity is to write in their journals.
Today they did not write in their journals during the rotation. Instead they worked on their journals independently as a whole group. Today to get them started I asked them what was the one thing that all stories had in common.
I gave my students a moment to think about this however I did not allow them to share out loud with a partner or me. The reason, I told them, was this was like a little test to see if I needed to re-teach them.A House for Hermit Crab: Teacher Resource Level 2 unit prepared by Ami Brainerd Download the Book and Lesson Themes houses, ocean, sea animals, crabs, growing, months of the year, pfmlures.com A House for Hermit Crab Activities A Summer is not complete without some fun in the Ocean!
One of our favorite books to read about the ocean is A House for Hermit Crab . As each group rotated to my reading group I handed them copies of A House for Hermit Crab and gave them a minute to look at the pictures. For this activity, we went around the table and each student read one page out-loud while the rest of the group followed along.
This preschool hermit crab craft is a great activity to go along with a unit about sea animals or pets. You can make the hermit crab after reading one of the many great stories about this fun sea pfmlures.com://pfmlures.com /making-a-hermit-crab.
Eric Carle- A House for Hermit Crab paper plate craft. Find this Pin and more on classroom ideas by Carmen Sanchez. ALSO a video of a hermit crab changing its shell.
Hermit Crab - a wonderfully creative idea for a delightful book. House for hermit crab. Cut paper plate in spiral. Glue to top of picture or template of hermit crab.
· Eric Carle Theme and Author Study for Preschoolers! Hole Punch Activity for The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Books and Giggles. Preschool Playful Learning Activities to Accompany A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle! Ocean and Ocean Animals Theme from The Preschool pfmlures.com://pfmlures.com