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The Mountain That Loved a Bird

Activities and resources to teach The Mountain That Loved a Bird, written by Alice McLerran and illustrated by Eric Carle.
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Please Note: this material was created for use in a classroom, but can be easily modified for homeschooling use.

The Mountain That Loved a Bird

by Alice McLerran
Illustrated by Eric Carle

The Mountain That Loved a Bird The Mountain That Loved a Bird, inspired by author Alice McLerran's fascination with archaeological changes over periods of time, is a folktale about the friendship between a small bird and a barren mountain. Eric Carle's bright collage illustrations are some of his finest works.

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Enrichment Activities
Internet Resources
Books by Alice McLerran
Books by Eric Carle


Enrichment Activities


  • Character Development
    Use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the story's two main characters, the bird and the mountain. Students can draw a picture representing the bird and the mountain on each side of the diagram and fill the rest of the space with words that describe each one.

  • A Nesting Station
    Longer days mean that birds are getting ready to make their nests. Help our feathered friends out by giving them some extra supplies.

  • Same/Different
    The unusual friendship between the mountain and the bird is central to this book. In this printable, students write how they are the same and how they are different from their own friends.

  • Friends
    Have your students compare their friendships with the relationship between the characters by having them draw pictures of themselves with a friend. Then, students can write about what they like to do with their friends.

Internet Resources

Alice McLerran Website
Grade Levels: Primary, Intermediate
A wonderful website filled with touching and personal information about the author.
http://alicemclerran.us/Home.html

Desert Animal Printouts
Grade Levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle
Printouts of animals that have made adaptations to live in the desert.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml

Desert USA
Grade Levels: Primary, Intermediate
This extensive site features links to animals, plants, geology, and people of the desert.
http://www.desertusa.com/

The Official Website of Eric Carle
Grade Levels: Primary, Intermediate
This website features upcoming events, an Eric Carle picture book museum, personal information about this award-winning author and illustrator, and more.
http://www.eric-carle.com/

Word Find Puzzle Maker
Grade Levels: All
Use this site to create a word find puzzle using vocabulary words from The Mountain That Loved a Bird.
http://www.funbrain.com/detect/index.html

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