Writing: The Day the Crayons Quit
Comprehension: What was The Day the Crayons Quit about?
There’s a lot going on in this story. We drew a few simple pictures the kids could use as models as they write about The Day the Crayons Quit in their comprehension journals. We forgot to include this in the photo, but you can add in a few distracting pictures as well, to better test their comprehension. Be sure to up the challenge for kids who are ready! You could exclude the sight words, have them write in full sentences, or have them write a paragraph. For kids who can’t hold a writing utensil yet, have them select pictures from those you draw as examples. Help them draw by placing their hand over yours so they can participate in the creation of the picture.
Opinion: Pick a crayon and write a response letter
What would you say to the orange crayon? Do you think the sun should be yellow or orange? Pick a crayon and write a letter back to them (those who aren’t writing can draw, dictate, or write to express their ideas). Tell them what you think about their demands!
Tawni is a former special education teacher, now stay-at-home momma. She spends her days reading, cooking with lots of cheese, listening to professional choral music, and tickling her baby boy, Cy. She lives with her husband and son in Utah.