After reading the book and discussing the adjectives Ed Emberly uses to describe his monster we use sticky notes to label the monster. Then we make a brace map to label the parts of the monster. Note: all of the activities below are in Spanish because we teach in a dual language classroom and teach literacy in Spanish.
Next I have the students create a monster of their own and then they make a brace map to label the parts of their monster. I think the monsters came out awesome!! And they did a great job with the brace map. It drives me nuts that the pictures upload in all directions though. I really need to figure out why it does this:-(.
Finally my kiddos make a book of their monster and have to use 2 adjectives to complete the sentence.
The next 2 pages say My monster has a round and blue head.
My monster has round and yellow eyes.
All the rest of the pages of the book label the parts of their monster (nose, ears, mouth, hair etc...).
The last page says Go away monster! and they draw a self portrait.
I have been trying to add a download link to the Monster book, but I haven't been able to get it to work. If you have a blog and can help please leave a comment below.
Thanks - Sandra