This packet has 63 monkey prompts to help students write narrative and expository paragraphs. Each page has a cute picture of a monkey, a monkey-word in English and Spanish (and its pronunciation), a space for writing a monkey paragraph, and a monkey prompt like: Do monkeys ever get lonely? Do monkeys fall in love? Why do monkeys spend so much time in trees? What might a banana say to a monkey? Do monkeys like the smell of flowers? Would a monkey make a good pet? Are monkeys ticklish? And lots of funny and weird questions to get your students thinking about monkeys (and themselves too). Each prompt opens the classroom to discussions that you might not feel comfortable directly asking (because it’s just talking about monkeys). When your students read the prompt, “Do monkeys ever think about God?” your students are free to think and talk without anyone being for or against their ideas (in a world that is growing ever-increasingly less inclusive and open to diversity).
You can use this workbook whenever you want, year-round, before or after any holiday, for a summer vacation packet, or leave a few pages for a sub (they’ll love it). Use them, all 63 pages. And when your students think about “What is the most popular monkey ever?” you will get to guide the discussion into the areas of leadership and responsibility, being popular versus being a world-changer (the important things in life).
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