Friday, January 14, 2011

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Lesson Plan

polar bear literacy activity


Before you begin reading Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle, take a picture walk with your child. Ask him or her what he or she thinks the story will be about.

 After Reading
After reading, ask your child to tell you what happened in the story. Ask , “What does the polar bear hear?” Talk about some of the words in the story such as “bellowing,” “yelping,” and “trumpeting.” Explain that these are all words that mean a loud kind of noise. Ask your child, “What other noisy words can you find in this book?”

Read this fun tale about a sleeping polar bear.

 Writing  Prompt
Make up another story using your child’s name: with this template.

Some examples your child might use are clock ticking, car honking, or bird singing.


Have your child practice their addition facts with this Polar Bear Addition Activity.

Make a Polar Bear Puppet using a brown paper bag and this template. 

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