Crankenstein Activties: Digital and Print

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Crankenstein Activities: Digital Classroom and In Print

Are your kids obsessed with "Crankenstein" by Samantha Berger? Then, they'll love this Beyond the Text reading unit! You'll love the academic focus this Crankenstein unit has! This Crankenstein unit has everything done for you and follows a classroom-proven five-day lesson plan routine. Not only do these Crankenstein activities engage your students, but they also help them understand how truly special books can be! Especially Crankenstein by Samantha Berger.


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This file has been updated to include digital student activities that are perfect for taking these Crankenstein activities to your digital learning classroom!

What's Included:

  • Cranky Lesson Plans- A five day outline with suggestions of ideas for a close reading routine of the book and daily writing.

  • Cranky Questions- After reading the book, use these question cards to check for abasic understanding of the text. Questions range from level 1-3 on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scale.

  • Cranky Monster- Students work to make connections between themselves and the text. Also touches on onomatopoeias and strong words.

  • Cranky Connections- Students brainstorm what makes the little boy cranky in the story and what makes them cranky.

  • I’m a Cranky Monster- students write what makes them cranky and why.

  • Cranky Monster Pics- Students use the illustrations to better understand the text.

  • Cranky Monster Words- Shades of meaning

  • Monster Writing- Three writing prompts based on the book and one general writing paper. Includes self-checking rubrics.

  • Cranky Monster Craft- fun craft to decorate your student's writing.

  • Cranky Monster Lettering- Use the letter as a title for a bulletin board showcasing your kiddos’ cranky monster writings.

Be sure to download the preview to check out the entire unit!


This Crankenstein Unit also includes digital Crankenstein activities. All the in print activities have been modified to work in your distance learning classroom! They are organized in a digital student notebook, making it easy for students to navigate the activities.

The digital file also includes a link to a video reading of Crankenstein. Perfect for your students to enjoy Crankenstein while at home!


See this unit in action!

>>>Cranky Monster Close Reading!<<<


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.


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