This is a super cute thematic unit that extends the 'Wild Things' theme across all content areas! The graphics & activities will really engage your students in learning while celebrating this classic story!
Initiating the Unit:
I Am a Wild Thing: Pocket Chart Descriptive Word-Picture Cards:
(I, Am, am, a, Wild Things, wild, thing, and, color words, furry, striped, dotted, bumpy, spotted, big, small, pointy, scaly, fuzzy, scary, silly, sad, angry, happy, friendly)
Wild Things Graphic Organizer for sorting/classifying adjectives
& highlighting Main Idea-Supportive Details
Samples for Interactive Writing Charts
Whole Class Writing template & Craftivity: Wild Thing Portraits:
I am a ____ wild thing.
Wild Things A-Z:
Uppercase (Wild Things)-
Letter/Sound (Wild Things)
3 Sing, Read, Circle printable songs for letter/word detective work(can be copied onto large chart paper )
Silly Monsters (select your own target letters/words)
Mommy's Little Monster (select your own target letters/words)
Ten Little Monsters (number words)
Stick Puppets for Retelling: 7 Wild things & Max, mom, Max at home in bed, sailboat, island
My Colorful Wild Things- Student Book: I am brown and yellow.
I Am a Wild Thing list poem:
I am ___.
I am ___.
I am ___.
I am a Wild Thing
Write a letter to mom template
Write a letter to the Wild Things template
Opinion Writing: I think Max did/not like his trip because:
2 Write & Read Books:
Sail & See: writing sight words-
I see a (boat). I see a (crown). I see (Max)... and a (mom).
Meet My Wild Things: writing descriptive words & sight words-
I am a ___ wild thing
Wild Things Find it, Graph it: Independent Activity
Crown the Kings Match: count-cut-match-glue crowns to the wild things
Wild Things Count & Dip-Dot: 0-10
Wild Things Ten Frame Dip Dot: Decomposing 10
Wild Things Count & Write: 0-5
Ten & More: Tricky Teens & Wild Things Tally
Wild Word Problem
Sink & Float Trial & Data Recording Sheet (blank template also included
Columbus on the Map:-Max on the Map:: Basic Map Skills
(Plotting & comparing the journey of Christopher Columbus Max)
Venn Diagram: Compare the story of Christopher Columbus & Max
5 Wild Rumpus Monster Masks (use for a Wild Rumpus party/parade or free dramatic play)
Shape Monster Craftivity & Data Recording
( 2D Shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon)