Maurice Sendak Teacher Resources
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Do You Prefer Your Children's Book Characters Obedient or Contrary? Opinion Writing
With this New York Times "Learning Network" exercise, high schoolers read an article about the death of Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are and then respond to several prompts that require them to shape their own opinions...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
“Wild Readers” Decoding Skills Lesson Plan
Set young readers on the path toward fluency with this phonemic awareness resource. Based on the award-winning children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, this instructional activity allows beginning readers to practice isolating...
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing: Mentor Text Lesson & Microteaching
Mentor texts are a great way to demonstrate how to write with purpose. Pupils will be reintroduced to two well-known books and then asked to think about them from the writer's point of view. They will see that the author had to use basic...
3rd English Language Arts
It's All About Expression: Growing Independence and Fluency
In an engaging anticipatory set, the teacher uses several different strategies to activate prior knowledge about reading with expression, including using sentence strips (that must be prepped ahead of time) to show different moods. The...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Chicken Soup with Rice Extension Activities
After reading Chicken Soup with Rice, by Maurice Sendak, incorporate some of these great extension activities into your lesson plan. Ideas include focusing on knowing the months of the year, or studying the illustrations and how they are...
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts
Wild Thing Illustraton Creation!
First graders create an imaginary creature inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. They design a thoughtful landscape in which their creature exists and then complete a composition of various art media including crayons,...
1st Visual & Performing Arts
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Students retell details about a story. They identify characteristics of the settings and characters. Students analyze illustrations in the story and their importance to a book.They create a "wild thing;" together breaking the body parts...
K - 2nd English Language Arts