Session plan for interest level: PreK, 1, 2


A little boy’s cat is missing, and he embarks on a fantastic round-the-world quest to find his lost pet.  Along the way, he meets lots of interesting people and sees many beautiful members of the cat family, including lions and tigers and panthers. But over and over again he has to say “This is not my cat!” until at last he finds the cat he’s looking for — who has a delightful surprise for him.


Students activate prior knowledge and prediction skills by sharing experiences and making logical predictions about the story. After reading the book, they will talk about new vocabulary words. Students will retell the story, sequencing the essential elements of reading. They will try to reconstruct the story and picture of the monster in correct sequence. Using figure ground perception and visual discrimination skills, students can find similarities and differences.

Stripped Yellow Cat

Book Information

Have You Seen My Cat?
By Eric Carle
Aladdin, ©1997

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