Eric Carle: Animals and Friends

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Celebrate Eric Carle’s beloved children’s books, especially those about animals. Teachers and readers alike engage in Carle’s books as they explore the art and color in each of his stories, and how these elements support comprehension.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Print and laminate some of the activities to include in literacy centers; create your own reading response sheets for students to turn in
  • Provide Eric Carle books in baskets around the classroom and at literacy centers
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes instructors have access to Eric Carle books, especially the ones mentioned in the unit that include animals
  • Works well as an author study 
  • Resource recommends visiting the Montclair Art Museum to visit the Eric Carle exhibit; however, such a visit is not required
Pros

  • Includes 22 pages of background information for teachers, as well as student activities, worksheets, discussion prompts, printables, and a glossary
Cons

  • None