Literature-Based Lesson Plans and Resources
Using Eric Carle's Books

Official Eric Carle Website
Find out more about Eric Carle, the author. Exchange ideas and take a look at all his books.

The Life and Times of Eric Carle
A short biography of Eric Carle

A video interview with Eric Carle
Click on the links there to watch this video plus many more interesting videos of Eric Carle's work.

Eric Carle Author Study (Gr1-3)
About Eric Carle and his work.

Something Fishy : An Interview with Eric Carle

The Art of Eric Carle
Watch this video of Eric Carle himself talking about his art.

Author Study : Eric Carle
Ideas for all his books

Celebrating Carle
Author/Illustrator study for elementary level By Norma Gregoire and Shari Martin

2nd Grade Collages
Student created collages in the manner of Eric Carle. Samples of student's work.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Papa, Please get me the moon by Eric Carle

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle

Garden Party
A lesson plan for kindergarten computer technology skills by Barb Thorson.

Integrating the Internet into the Curriculum: Eric Carle Author Study2
Elementary students create individual projects by viewing Van Gogh, Matisse, and Eric Carle examples. Each grade completes a garden painting using various techniques and medium while learning about artists, insects, and flowers. Projects are mixed media incorporating different art techniques.