Don't just have your students read and forget Where the Wild Things Are. Use this Study.com lesson plan to examine plot and characters. Go back to the text to examine theme, sequence events, and analyze illustrations.
After this lesson, students will be able to:
- ask and answer questions about the text
- order and sequence events in a story
- analyze and explain how illustrations impact a story
- use various materials to create Wild Things Creatures
- examine the plot and characters
- examine the theme of the story
- build vocabulary skills
- Chart paper
- Art supplies, such as paper, pencils, crayons, etc.
- The book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
How we will do it?
- We will listen to the story Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- We will sequence the main story ideas and write simple summaries and illustrate them
- Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
- We will create wild things creature by following directions by the teacher with the use of color pencils and water colors
- Watch the film as a culmination of the project
What will be assessed?
- The student will be able to orally retell the story through the use of sequencing.
- The student will be able to describe the characters.
- The student will be able to create/draw by following visual and oral directions a Wild Thing.