This Common Core aligned lesson uses the text How The Grinch Stole Christmas to motivate students in thinking deeply about author's purpose, figurative language (metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and alliteration), tone, and theme.
Students also find similes & metaphor's in the song, You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch.
Students also compare and contrast the written story with the film version (clips from the movie on YouTube and picture book). I recommend using the online version of the storybook at https://doorsofdurin.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/how-the-grinch-stole-christmas.pdf or buying the kindle version on amazon.com, with selected clips of the movie from YouTube.com as you compare and contrast.
No matter the age, students will love this classic book while learning at the same time. Enjoy!