What a fabulous last book for the Golden Archer Awards!
Our last title and activity was for Drew Daywalt's The Day the Crayons Quit.
A major thing that helped me with the success of reading this book, as I was finding it was going over the heads of my first few classes, was to discuss what it means to quit before reading the book. Then as we read, I paused every few crayons and asked why did that crayon want to quit? As students summarized why that color wanted to quit, students were really connecting to the crayons and wanting Duncan to fix the problems. I highly suggest this method for reading this book!
When we finished reading, students were asked to write a letter back to one crayon "explaining" why they did not want that crayon to quit. I used this freebie from Peace, Love, & Learning.
This student first drew this...
Then he had extra time left so I asked him to add more detail. Look how awesome his picture looks now!
And yes, we did have the classic mis-spelling happen. I had to take this pic!
We vote next week! I have a feeling I know which book my kids will like best but I can't wait to see for sure!