Maurice Sendak Teacher Resources
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Thumbs Up For Expert Readers!
Students use the cross check strategy to increase reading comprehension in this instructional activity. They listen as the teacher reads "Where the Wild Things Are." The teacher purposely reads some words wrong so that the story does not make sense.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
Learning With Paint And Literature
Students begin with a hands-on technology introduction activity of a Paint picture example on the Internet. After reading and discussing the book, Where the Wild Things Are, students develop a picture about the book using a computer drawing program.
K Language Arts 9 Views 18 Downloads
Do You Have Character?
Sixth graders read Katherine Paterson's novel, Bridge to Terabithia, and watch a video of Maurice Sendak's book, Where the Wild Things Are. They examine the characters in both stories that share similar characteristics. Students use the labels "static" and "dynamic" when considering the characters from the stories.
6th Language Arts 13 Views 33 Downloads
Second graders listen to and dicuss the story Where the Wild Things Are. They play a pantomime game and act out various feelings so their classmates can guess. They listen for the frequency of certain words, and record their findings on a bar graph.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Nonsense Poetry and Whimsy
Primary learners are introduced to Lewis Carroll's whimsical poetry. They read "The Nursery Alice" Carroll's adaptation for younger readers, view story illustrations, listen to poetry and write whimsical verses of their own about food.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
To strengthen middle school readers' mastery of plot structure, have them read several children's books and summarize each on a separate index card. They develop themes from the books by analyzing plot. Best practices for working with English learners are at work here in the service of all readers.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads
Analyze Literary Elements
Fourth grade is an important year for reading—it’s no longer story time for your learners. It time for them to dive into analysis of literary elements. Have them explore how dialogue, point of view, and setting create complex characters in fiction.
9th - 12th Language Arts 32 Views 84 Downloads
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Learners 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 down to sections.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Introduction to the Holocaust
Students examine the events surrounding the Holocaust in World War II. After viewing a clip from "The War", they work together in groups to research the various responses from governments on the tradegy. To end the lesson, they write a journal entry about how to remember the victims and support the survivors.
9th - 12th Language Arts 50 Views 236 Downloads
To Build an Island
Students get a basic overview of the geography of islands. They discover where islands are located throughout the world and study two very different island groups (the Philippines and the British Isles) to illustrate the diversity of islands.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads
Embryology - Hatching Baby Chicks
Fourth graders use incubator to allow fertilized eggs to develop and hatch, study parts of egg, stages of development, needs of developing embryo, classify which animals are/are not oviparous, and provide for the needs of newborn chicks.
4th Science 3 Views 29 Downloads
Unicorns, Dragons, and Other Magical Creatures
Learners exoplore the world of imaginary creatures (dragons, unicorns, etc.) They discuss the creature's special attributes and read stories about them. They create their own magical creatures in the form of puppets.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 24 Downloads
Biomes: Where are the Wild Things?
Middle schoolers listen to a teacher read aloud of the story, "Where the Wild Things Are." They discuss where the creatures lived and then research ecosystems and habitats on the Internet. They create and distribute a newsletter to the teacher and other students describing their findings.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 25 Downloads
Students increase their comprehension of botany as they collect, identify, and classify various leaves. They observe that each leaf has its own unique color, texture, design, and pattern. Students create a pressed-leaf bookmark, accenting it with gold Crayola Premier Tempera.
1st - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download