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Macey Thompson's Tales

I have recently become obsessed with collecting books for my future elementary classroom. I look forward to creating an online library of some of my favorites and planning how I will use each book in my classroom.

A House for Hermit Crab

A House for Hermit Crab - Eric Carle

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle is on a 3.7 AR level. This text tells the story of a hermit crab who has outgrown his shell. He finds a new one, but he feels that it is a little too plain. Therefore, he takes the time to carefully decorate it with sea life. Unfortunately, he eventually outgrows his decorated shell and gives it to a different hermit crab. He must find a new home, but he is excited by the endless decoration possibilities. I would like to integrate this text into a science lesson. With this text, we could discuss the various places animals call home. I would them have my students illustrate and describe different animals and their homes. Also, this text follows a month by month pattern. Therefore, I could use this text as a sequencing activity. The students could pair the action that occurred with the month the action occurred.