Share the poem “Fuzzy, Wuzzy Caterpillar.” Discuss the poem, inviting children to describe what is happening. (Consider sharing a book about the life cycle of a caterpillar to build background knowledge as needed.) Review unfamiliar words or phrases—for example, line 3 (“He spins himself a blanket”). Ask: Is the caterpillar really making a blanket? What do you think he is spinning? How is this like a blanket?
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