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Combine science with language arts with this tale of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Students start their study by discussing what they already know about caterpillars. Complete vocabulary words with their missing double consonants or double vowels. Find all the nouns in the sentences from the story. Answer questions about the novel with vocabulary words. Students brainstorm what the caterpillar might eat and draw a picture of these things. Write the stages in the life cycle of a caterpillar as described in the book on a timeline. Explore the life cycles of other animals, like an ant, ladybug, mosquito, and frog. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel: This is the delightful story of a caterpillar's growth and change as he moves through his life cycle from egg to butterfly. The story begins with the first stage in his life cycle—an egg on a leaf. When the egg hatches, the tiny caterpillar emerges, and he is very hungry. The little caterpillar eats everything in sight. For seven days he eats many different and delicious foods, and as he eats, he grows into a very big caterpillar. Then, he builds a cocoon around himself. The caterpillar remains nested in his new home for just over two weeks, and finally he reemerges into the world as a beautiful butterfly.