We read "Go Away, Big Green Monster!" by Ed Emberley. Of course, my students absolutely LOVED the story! Some of them had heard it in preschool, but they still love how the monster is created by the pages in the book and then how he disappears. We made the monster reappear by starting at the back of the book and that was fun, too! I put the book and CD in the listening center and in a literacy tub, they had the opportunity to create a monster of their choice. They could choose the shape of their monster's face, its color, and the decorations on their monsters face. They had to write a color word at the bottom of their paper.
Here are a few examples of our monsters:
These are our "F is for Frankenstein" literacy tub.
After our discussion, we then followed step by step directions to make David. Here are some examples of their creations:
Peace and blessings,