October 18, 2015

Do you know Crankenstein?

Fun Friday was a lot of...well...fun! 
We had a great time learning about how good writers write very detailed sentences that paint a picture in the reader's mind.  

We read the hilarious storybook called "Crankenstein" by Samantha Berger and then worked on this craftivity.  We did this particular writing activity together, but next Friday, the boys and girls will write their own sentences. It's good to first establish what great sentences look like before asking kids to generate their own.  Once they know what's expected, it's a bit easier for them to focus their thinking and get that pencil moving!  

The task was to come up with three great sentences that would be examples of other things that bug Crankenstein. You see, the storybook is all about the different things that get on his nerves and make him, you guessed it, cranky. 

If you haven't read the story, it's really quite funny and so relateable. It's perfect for teaching children about text-to-self connections. 


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