1st Graders at P.S. 43 tell stories inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Students participated in a 1 week long Li’l Stories Lab, where they collaborated, created, captured, and shared stories. They had a lot of fun retelling The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and creating original stories based on the character of the book. Students captured their stories using our Li’l Stories app and shared their stories with their friends. Students learned about story elements and sequencing, practiced critical thinking, communication and collaborating with friends. Here are students’ stories from December of 2017:

Stories from Mrs. Brennan and Mrs. DeCarlo’s Class

Stories from Mrs. Deschamp’s Class

Stories from Mrs. Clarke’s Class

Li’l Stories Lab: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Subject: Reading Workshop, Science
Target Skills: Retell (Oral and Writing), Sequencing, Original Piece-Text Innovation, Realistic fiction story development
Goals: Students sequence and retell main events from the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle; Students understand the basic insect life-cycle. Students sequence an original story, using the main character from the text while following proper story structure.
Outcome: Visual storyboard, oral presentation, story video
Lab Topic: The lab can be structured around any book read in class.
Extension: Students turn their visual/oral stories into a written narrative.