A wonderful, awful idea.
This week, we've spent the week focusing on my favorite story How the Grinch Stole Chirstmas.
The first day, we read the story and then compared it to one of my favorite Christmas movies-the 1966 animated version.
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Before we even started, we talked about comparing and contrasting.
Then, we listed things we noticed in the story.
After that, we listed things that we unique to the movie.
I put a Grinch on the board, and we listed traits-with backing up our thinking as a whole class.
BTW, I got the Grinch description sheet and character change sheet from Fun with Firsties-good for all ages!
Since I did get the sheet from a lower grade, I added a little bit extra for my kiddos-I wanted them to tell me what made the Grinch change.
FAST the Grinch in their Reading Notebooks.
On Day 3, we worked with the song- You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.
I printed out the lyrics, and found a video that had them all in it!
We worked with pulling out adjectives first-highlighting them. Then we underlined and labeled different types of figurative language.
Student had an adjective sheet to do (from Jivey!), and they had to pick one of the figurative language sections and illustrate it.
And there's is so much more that you could do with this book-and all of these activities tie into the CC as well! (We only did 3 day because we had a dance thingy rehearsal/show on Thursday, and our party is on Friday!)
Have a happy holiday! (Don't be a Grinch!)
Smiles and Sunshine,