Monday, April 29, 2013

Authors as Mentors- Eric Carle

Eric Carle is a famous children's book author. He writes literary nonfiction texts, which happens to be what we have been studying for 3 weeks! For our insect unit, our students read Eric Carle books during shared reading and writing workshop. We learned facts from informational texts during our science  block. With the help of Eric Carle's craft and our fact posters created in science, the students wrote their very own literary nonfiction text on their choice of the following insects: ladybug, butterfly, and honeybee.

Their books included what the bugs eat, where they live, the life cycle, etc. This project took three weeks to complete. It was fun, engaging, and meaningful throughout the unit. It was authentic because this project was on their interest level and connected to the real-world. We are excited to show you a few pictures from the unit....

To learn more and find books by Eric Carle, visit his site :

They are tracing the title with black markers.

Painting the tissue paper (like Eric Carle)

Creating a tissue paper collage.
Final products! We have displayed them for everyone to see.
Thank you for your hard work Room 202 Kids!

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