The Day the Crayons Quit activities and lesson plan ideas
The Day the Crayons Quit activities and lesson plan ideas
The Day the Crayons Quit activities and lesson plan ideas
The Day the Crayons Quit activities and lesson plan ideas
The Day the Crayons Quit activities and lesson plan ideas
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The Day the Crayons Quit activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our The Day the Crayons Quit Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Drew Daywalt's book. Read aloud the picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.

 

THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

point of view

☐ analyzing illustrations

plot | problem - solution

☐ making connections

☐ author's purpose

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ advocation

☐ taking ownership

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ adjectives

☐ punctuation

☐ capitalization

☐ commas

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Duncan’s crayons have decided to run away! They feel like Duncan has mistreated them, and are not going to take it anymore. Some crayons feel overworked and tired. Some crayons feel like they aren’t being used to their full potential. Other crayons are so worn down that they are just a stub.

Each crayon writes a letter to Duncan explaining why they left and providing different options for Duncan to use them properly.

In the end, Duncan hears the crayons’ concerns and creates a picture using all of them in better ways.

Students will love this story told from the point of view of crayons.

THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:

 Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
 Social-Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
 Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
 Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
 Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
 Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space

 Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution

 Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book

 Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)

 Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration

 Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
 Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally

 Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram

 Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another

 Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence

 Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections

 Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board

 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End

 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping

 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list-making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • book reviews

INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:

➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)

➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables