Patience and Predictions
by Traci Swain
Help your students practice patience and make predictions using The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach in your classroom! Learn how one teacher does it in this Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive video.
Why is this caterpillar so impatient? Cast your votes!
When students find out the answer through an engaging read-aloud, the laughter won’t stop!
Adanna McMayo’s third graders from Beginning with Children Charter School II in Brooklyn, New York, loved making predictions about this quirky and fun—and informative!—picture book.
Watch Adanna’s teacher review video to discover why The Very Impatient Caterpillar is an excellent classroom resource for:
• Discussing literary concepts such as figurative language, onomatopoeia, dialogue, and point of view
• Introducing science concepts such as life-cycle studies and metamorphosis
• Underscoring the importance of being patient (and how it takes practice!)
In her classroom, Adanna finds that creating anchor charts to sort out the types of figurative language in this book helps students collaborate and get a better grasp on linguistic concepts.
With so many subjects covered in this book, including science, creative writing, and social-emotional learning, how do you use The Very Impatient Caterpillar in your classroom? We’d love to hear from you! Please share with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.