Sunday, October 28, 2018

My Favorite Monster Books

I love doing a monster unit for Halloween. Here are some of my favorite read-alouds:

Leonardo is terrible at being a monster. He's not scary at all. A great story by Mo Willems.

Love this book about sorting your emotions.

A re-write of several different fairy tales including Princess and the Pea with monsters.

Love using this book to compare monster families to our families.

Monsters don't say "I love you"-they say "I loathe you". I read this story and then have the kids write about what another creature might say to express their love for one another.

He thinks his teacher is a monster until a very human moment happens when they run into each other outside of school. My students have a hard time with metaphor, so this is a great way to introduce it.

I remember reading this book as a child. I like when I can get excited and do different voices.

1 comment :

  1. These books are really amazing. Thanks for sharing such and informative post.