Maurice Sendak Teacher Resources
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Students use adjectives ot write a descriptive paragraph describing a monster. They use drawing software to create a specific drawing for a classroom exchange. They write an organized set of instructions for their monster.
Let's Sleep on It
Students research sleep following a class discussion on an article in The New York Times. Students use their research information to create a health and wellness exhibit that addresses topics related to sleep.
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.
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. Day, Harmony Day, Unity Day, or Peace Day. Along with the main craft, which is a unity wreath, links to other crafts and book titles are included.
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. They then read the story, Where The Wild Things Are and write a paragraph describing what point of view is used, if it changed, and how they could tell.
"Where the Wild Things Are" Lesson Plans
"Where the Wild Things Are" lesson plans can help students appreciate the beauty of words and illustrations.
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.
Where the Wild Things Are
Eighth graders compare the movie and book of Where The Wild Things Are. In this literature lesson, 8th graders write an essay describing how the book and movie compared and contrasted. They analyze the elements of fiction in each.
Celebrate A People!
Learners explore African-American students literature as an integral building block in empowering all learners to a better awareness when reading and writing. They use as a productive Social Studies tool for overall understanding of the culture.
Beginning, Middle and Ending
First graders experience the idea of beginning, middle, and end in a variety of situations including literary and musical. They identify the beginning, middle and end of Where the Wild Things Are
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.
I Am a Book
Third graders discuss books that have been banned and the things that they have in common. They explore the concept of freedom of speech and write poems based on their discussion.
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.
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.
Summer Fun Activity: Have a Picnic
Students celebrate the summer by preparing a picnic together. In this early childhood lesson plan, students word together to prepare a picnic and develop fine motor and cooperative skills.
Worksheet 2/7 on Subject
In this identifying subjects in sentences worksheet, students use nouns from a word bank to fill in the blanks with the subjects of the sentences. Students write 6 answers.
Students listen to the book Where the Wild Things Are. In this monstrous masks instructional activity, student understand the sound and recognize letter m. Students make masks to help remember the letter.
My Favorite Women: My Great Aunt Arizona
First graders explore women's history. In this Women's History Month lesson, 1st graders read My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston. Students then interview significant women in their lives and share why those women are special to them.
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. Introduce a new or challenging concept in the context of accessible texts. Once the concept is mastered, learners can apply it to more complex texts. Excellent materials are included.
Using children's books is an excellent way to introduce your students to the world of philosophy.