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Harold is a very curious four-year-old. With his purple crayon, Harold has the power to create a world uniquely his own. Harold wants to go for a walk in the moonlight, but there is no moon. No problem. Harold draws one. Harold has nowhere to walk, so he draws a path. HOWEVER, Harold conducts his adventure with intelligence. He lets his imagination run free, but he keeps his wits about him. Harold takes the necessary precautions to survive.
Harold’s crayon leads readers on a journey of freedom and imagination.
Read aloud and discuss Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Allow students to peruse other Harold books. Discuss. Then invite students to write their very OWN crayon story!
This lesson includes:
Planning the story using common (defined) story elements
Encouraging the use of verbs, adjectives, and internal dialogue
A title page
Student pages for writing and illustrating
An opportunity for EVERY student to successfully write a fiction story using an easy-to-follow pattern
Students LOVE this activity and WANT to share their stories with others!
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