Sunday, November 4, 2012

Go Away Big Green Monster

Hey Friends - this is going to be a really quick post about activities we do with the book Go Away Big Green Monster. Also, I think I figured out how to add a downloadable document to our blog and wanted to practice :-).
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.
In case you can't read in Spanish the book is called My Monster.
 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


  1. Hi Sandra! I just found y'alls blog and am your newest follower. I am also a Texas teacher too! =)

    I'll try my best to explain to how I add a link:

    1. Save the book as a pdf.
    2. Upload it to Google Docs. Be sure and save the setting for public so everyone can download it.
    3. Click on share to get the link.
    4. In your post, you can type "Click here to download the book". Highlight the text and go to link at the top where it has different options.
    5. Add the Google Docs link.

    This should work if I made sense...which I probably didn't. =)

    I can also show you how to link it to a picture.

    Let me know if this doesn't work. I'll hop back by later to see if it did. =)

    Heather's Heart

  2. Heather - Thank you so much for the tip! I'm going to try to see if it works right now.

  3. IT WORKED!!!! Thank you so much for all your help. We learn something new in the blogging world everyday.

  4. Thank you for all these ideas. I'm a french teacher but I teach english for young learners, using storytelling. I worked on this book with my pupils and we made a digital book like this one.
    Your blog gave me ideas to follow, using the Storytelling in english.

  5. Hi this is an awesome activity. Is the Brace map available to download?