In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we feature ready-to-use information and activities for beginning readers. We include activities in language, reading comprehension and writing that focus on phonics, word study, comprehension, writing, and reading response. Start off an open discussion with the Before You Read discussion questions. Then, read the story out loud as you use the As You Read questions to engage the students in the story. Follow-up with the After You Read questions to see if the students have comprehended the story. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This story is based on a mischievous boy named Max, who dresses up in a wolf suit and does things he shouldn't. His mom gets upset and calls him a Wild Thing! Max retaliates by screaming back to his mom, "I'll eat you up!" From within his imagination, Max's room goes from forest to ocean with Max inside the little boat where he comes up to the land of Wild Things. Max becomes lonely and he smells good things to eat. Wanting to be with someone who loved him best of all, he leaves the land of Wild Things. He comes back to his own room where he finds his supper, still hot, waiting for him. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
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A Fun Book That can be Used to Teach a Deep Message
Where the Wild Things Are was published nearly fifty years ago and won the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year. It has won several other awards, and it is clearly evident why. I remember enjoying Where the Wild Things Are a great deal during my elementary years so I decided to read it to my girls this morning. I have a four-year-old and a seven-year-old, and both of them were entertained by the read. They laughed out loud at times and weren't scared in the least bit. Where the Wild Things Are shows a boy named Max misbehaving and then being sent to his room without dinner. While Max is in his room he imagines sailing to a land where the wild things are. Although the wild things have sharp teeth and claws, they are actually pretty cute. The self-absorbed, but creative Max is crowned king of all wild things but later imagines to sail back to his room after smelling good things to eat. The story ends with Max's warm and yummy supper waiting for him on a table. Reading this book to your children gives you the opportunity to teach them about obedience, stewardship, love, our choice of words, consequences, our imagination, grace and more. I hope to watch the movie soon.
I LOVE it!
Okay I know this book and the movie following it scared a lot of children, but I can't help but think it's adorable! I personally thought it was cute how the monsters thought of the protagonist as their king, and I just thought the little boy was an overall cute character.