Maurice Sendak Teacher Resources
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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 down to sections.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
New Review Recommended Reading: Elementary
Early readers will be so excited to begin their new literary adventures with this reading list! Titles are organized according to grade level (K-5), and each include the title's author as well as a brief plot summary.
K - 5th Language Arts 131 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Peace Education | Wreath or Tree Craft
What is peace and what does it mean to our society? To understand why peace is celebrated and what character traits or concepts relate to the action of peace, learners engage in a discussion, story time, and a craft project. The lesson idea can be fitting for any holiday that promotes peace and unity, including: Martin Luther King Jr.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 17 Downloads
It's time for monsters! Young learners create monsters and write descriptive paragraphs about their creations. The paragraphs are swapped with a partner class through email, and cyber pals try to duplicate them, based on the written descriptions.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 6 Views 78 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 3 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
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 49 Views 235 Downloads
Third Person Point of View
Have your class practice determining whose point of view is being utilized throughout the course of a story. They begin by working as a class to create a chart which will provide textual examples that describe first and third person point of view.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 8 Views 17 Downloads
Celebrate A People!
Students explore African-American students literature as an integral building block in empowering all students to a better awareness when reading and writing. They use as a productive Social Studies tool for overall understanding of the culture.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 40 Views 71 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 11 Views 30 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 19 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