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"Where the Wild Things Are" lesson plans can help students appreciate the beauty of words and illustrations.
Students listen to Where the Wild Things Are and discuss the monsters in the book. In this wild things lesson, students group the monster by feelings and emotions. Students discuss the setting of the story and retell the story.
Eighth graders compare the movie and book of Where The Wild Things Are. For 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. 
Students read the book, Where the Wild Things Are, and practice recognizing sight words, fluently reading, and retelling the story. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also discuss story elements of plot.
Students experience the book, Where the Wild Things Are in many different ways across the curriculum. This clever lesson has ideas for math, geography, language arts and visual art.
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Where The Wild Things Are. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Nearly 50 years after publication, Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are holds up to the Common Core.
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.
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.
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 class identifies different emotions conveyed as the teacher reads Where the Wild Things Are. In pairs, they then record themselves reading a book with and without expression, which the teacher also uses for assessment.
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, markers, oil pastels, and watercolors.
Students examine the beginning, middle, and end of a familiar story. In this literacy lesson, students listen to a song while identifying the beginning, middle, and end. They listen to Maurice Sendek's, Where the Wild Things Are, while identifying the beginning; they are introduced to the middle, and discuss the end. They review the three parts of the story.
Students use the cross check strategy to increase reading comprehension in this lesson. 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. The students identify the incorrect words and correct them using cross-checking.
Third graders listen to the story Where the Wild Things Are, and draw pictures to illustrate what they think is happening. Students share their visualizations with their partners.
Students listen to a read aloud of "Where the Wild Things Are." students develop observational skills on a walking trip around the school grounds or surrounding neighborhood. They discover what the word travel means by participating in the a
Students examine a variety of strategies to identify the structure of a story. They listen to the book Where the Wild Things Are and, as a class, complete a story element chart. Students independently read a passage from Charlotte's Web and complete a story map.
Young scholars read Where the Wild Things Are, silently visualizing pictures in their minds of the text. They ask themselves questions about who the characters are and what the story is about. 
In these Where the Wild Things Are worksheets, students complete a series of different activities for the text. Students complete addition, subtraction, math word problems, printing practice, and time telling activities.
In this online interactive Where the Wild Things Are worksheet, students respond to 11 multiple choice reading comprehension questions regarding the book.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 11 multiple choice questions regarding Where the Wild Things Are.

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