Author Study: Eric Carle

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Dive into an author study of one of the most beloved children’s book authors, Eric Carle. After reading some of his stories, including Papa Get me the Moon, A House for Hermit Crab, The Grouchy Ladybug, and The Very Busy Spider, readers become familiar with identifying main details, story structures, and sequence of events.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Choose stories that maintain similar complexities of themes, vocabulary, and depth of details
  • Use to introduce the idea of an author study
Classroom Considerations
  • Activities require that you have a collection of Eric Carle books to use
  • A great resource for beginning readers
  • The 16-page packet provides suggestions for setting up reading centers, strategies for helping struggling readers, assessment options, mini-lessons, rubrics, examples of student work, and procedures for setting up an Eric Carle sale
  • Includes a variety of hands-on and independent activities, writing ideas, and fun things for Eric Carle lovers to explore
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