Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stuck on You (A Writing FREEBIE)

I have been eyeing this book on amazon for a while, Stuck by Oliver Jeffers.
As luck would have it.  It was finally available in paperback through a recent Scholastic book order.  I received my class copy and one for our house on Wednesday.  I read it to  A  that evening and we both really loved it.
You should check it out.  The story follows Floyd's attempts at throwing various things into a tree to get his stuck kite loose.  It is pretty funny.  
This book is a great jumping off point for many reading comprehension topics.  However, I decided to use it for a quick writing activity.
I read a portion of the book, but not how Floyd (sort of) solves his problem.  I ask the students to come up with their own ideas how they would get everything unstuck from the tree and illustrate what the tree looks like.
Here are a couple of the responses.
After the students completed their responses and shared, I read the remainder of the story.  My sweeties really enjoyed this book and did a good job with this writing assignment.  The illustrations were great.
If you would like a free copy of this activity, you can click on the picture below.

1 comment:

  1. My little niece has this book and I'm so happy to hear that you got it in paperback from Scholastic- I will definitely be keeping an eye out for it and be buying it soon because this activity you did with it is just so fun- thanks for the freebie!
    Learning to the Core