What kind of fruit do you like to eat?
That was the question my second grade reading group had to ask themselves recently. We read the book The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. In this book, the crayon colors write a series of letters to Duncan, complaining about his use or non-use of them. The red crayon starts by saying,
It’s me, RED crayon. WE NEED to talk. You make me work harder than any of your other crayons.”…..
After reading the book and laughing about the misery of these crayons, we decided to write our own version. The students brainstormed different topics and then voted to have FRUIT be the topic of our book.
Each student wrote their letter and then typed them in word. They learned how to change the font, point size and color of the letters in their final draft. Then they used oil pastels to create their illustrations.
Here is: THE DAY THE FRUIT QUIT
What is your favorite page?
If you could write a similar book, what topic would you choose?
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