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Fiction: A House for Hermit Crab

2nd Grade • 3 Lesson Plans
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Lesson Plan Description

This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA standards using the picture book A House for Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle. Your students will enjoy a read aloud, practice key ideas & details, retelling, understanding a character’s point of view, and sequencing activity with a built-in art component.

  • Segment 1: students will answer “what” and “how” questions to demonstrate key details of the story and use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • Segment 2: students will retell events from the story to support the main characters point of view using the question prompt.
  • Segment 3: students will use information gained from the illustrations and words in print to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting or plot. They will also use their understanding of sequence of events to create their own mini story of A House for Hermit Crab, using themselves as the main character.

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.