Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is a book about a boy who is sent to bed early for being disobedient. While in his room, his imagination runs wild, and he dreams about a new land of the Wild Things where he becomes king over creatures.
Guided Reading Level: J
Classroom Activities: During Methods Block, I tutored fourth graders and read this book to them. We played a short game that allowed them to create their own monster. The students were then asked to write a narrative story about the monster they created.