If you love the book The Very Impatient Caterpillar book by Ross Burach, then I know you will want to check out the sequel called The Little Butterfly Who Could. Now that our main character has learned patience and has transformed into a butterfly, he must face his next challenge called migration.
First, Grab the Books.
I always start my integration lessons by reading the book. You can grab the first book called The Very Impatient Caterpillar here. And you can check out some learning activities here. Then, grab this sequel called The Little Butterfly Who Could here.
Sequence The Little Butterfly Who Could
Now, we sequence the story. We use these sequencing cards on a pocket chart. These cards are a great visual for little learners. And once we sequence them, I leave them up for us to view for a few days.
We can also use this sequencing sheet for independent work. Since we have the pocket chart cards posted, students can use those for support or even refer back to the book.
As always, we have a reading comprehension game you can play. Don’t forget you can send these home for families to play together as well. I highly recommend this for families who are asking for ways to help their little learners. Many times parents don’t understand the types of reading comprehension questions little learners are being asked. This activity could help.
Now that we have read the story The Little Butterfly Who Could sequence it, and checked for understanding, I suggest writing about the story. We have a great example of a writing activity with a word wall your little learners could complete.
CVC Word Work
Check out this CVC Word Work activity for short i. This activity pack comes with 5 CVC options, one for each vowel. Students simply match the top and bottom pieces of the butterfly. And each CVC word set has its own color for easy use.
And we also have matching printables included. My little learners usually struggle with short e and short u the most. How about your students? In reality, we are really doing well with our short sounds, but I always keep them in skill-building review.
But, we also constantly work on blends. We are doing well with blends, but the more we practice them, the faster and more accurate we get. These blending pieces create a cloud of wind in the back. Can you see it? And yes, there are matching printables.
These precious word families sorts are a great way to work on -at, -et, -it, -ot, and -ut words. Students sort the pieces onto the correct leaf to match the rhyme.