In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we feature ready-to-use information and activities for beginning readers. We include activities in language, reading comprehension and writing that focus on phonics, word study, comprehension, writing, and reading response. Start off an open discussion with the Before You Read discussion questions. Then, read the story out loud as you use the As You Read questions to engage the students in the story. Follow-up with the After You Read questions to see if the students have comprehended the story. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This is the delightful story of a caterpillar’s growth and change as he moves through his life cycle from egg to butterfly. The story begins with the first stage in his life cycle – an egg on a leaf. When the egg hatches, the tiny caterpillar emerges, and he is very hungry. The little caterpillar eats everything in sight. For seven days he eats many different and delicious foods, and as he eats, he grows into a very big caterpillar. Then, he builds a cocoon around himself. The caterpillar remains nested in his new home for a just over two weeks, and finally he reemerges in the world as a beautiful butterfly. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.