I designed this craftivity to accompany Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. I created it for use in my own third-grade classroom when I wanted my students to write detailed sentences that would, as we say in my room, paint a picture in the reader’s mind.
Students are to write sentences (or a paragraph) describing other things that make Crankenstein cranky. There is a fully editable student checklist included with this product (Powerpoint document). I’ve also included the version of the checklist I used with my own students. After they completed their checklist, I had them glue it onto the back of their Crankenstein.
In addition, I have included a fully editable writing page should you prefer to have your students write about a different topic related to the text. Please note, when creating your own writing prompt, you may wish to download and install Kimberly Geswein’s free font called “Shake it off” if you’re looking for a uniform look (see link below).
Students can personalize their Crankenstein by drawing their own hair, nose and mouth. I used our school’s Riso-graph to copy Crankenstein’s face onto construction paper and used regular copy paper for the other features.
This was a real hit in my class and I hope your students enjoy it too!
As always, if there is anything I can do to make this product better suit your needs, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want you to be sure you are getting precisely what you’re looking for. For this reason, my preview contains all items included in this product. Please be sure to download it.
Here is the link to Kimberly’s font:
Shake it Off by Kimberly Geswein
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