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“A House for Hermit Crab” Literary Bundle

2nd Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

Building our students understanding and appreciation for every person’s unique and valuable qualities through literature is the gift we give our students.  Using the book,  A House for Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle your little ones will:

  • Segment 1: answer “what” and “how” questions (with sentence frames) 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: retell events from the story to support the main characters point of view using the question prompt
  • Segment 3: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in print to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting or plot and demonstrate their understanding of sequence of events by creating 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.