To develop a love of reading and writing, and simultaneously (1) Help children banish the fear of bedtime monsters; and (2) Discover how to make friends by employing The Golden Rule, download this file, print it out and ask each student (or groups of children or your entire class) to write a story and place their name as the author on the cover and title page.
The beauty of this book is that children are inspired by writing directly on the gorgeous artwork that was created for The Monster on Top of the Bed. When they write their own story to help them with whatever problem is vexing them, they will believe what they have written. When you, as a teacher, and the children's parents, grandparents, family, and friends reinforce the value of the child's story, their self esteem rises, and vexing issues fade away.
I grant you specific permission to print a copy of this version for each child in your class, or you may ask different students (or groups of students) to do one of the two-page spreads.
This book is based on the book The Monster on Top of the Bed, (http://www.MonBed.com for details) which has many four-star and five-star reviews on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com. You can download the Kindle edition and display it on a screen, or the printed versions are available for purchase.
There is even a way to use the books in this collection to help your school raise funds. See http://ahjordan.max-opp.com/fund-raising/