Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Monster at the End of This Book


Questions to ask during and after reading: 
  • Why is Grover scared?
  • What kind of animal is Grover?
  • What color is Grover? What color is his nose?
  • Is Grover a nice monster or a mean monster?
  • Why are some words in the story big and some words are little?
  • Why doesn’t Grover want you to turn the page?
  • How does he feel when we turn the page?
  • How does Grover try to stop us from turning the page? 


Vocabulary:
  • monster
  • book
  • brick wall
  • end
  • scared
  • lovable
  • embarrassed
  • heavy, thick, solid, strong

Activity Ideas:

  • Make a Grover Paper Craft (sample coming soon)
  • Make a Grover Puppet: blue felt or an old blue sock, a pink puff ball and some googly eyes are all you need.
  • Draw a picture of Grover doing something in the book.
  • Use legos to build a brick wall like Grover did.
  • Buy some Grover stickers, like these and use them in a picture.
  • Print out several Grover coloring pages and make a book. It can be the same story or their own story. (see links for coloring pages below)
  • Grover has several alter egos. Super Grover, Dr. Grover, Marshall Grover, etc. Play dress up and pretend like Grover does.

 







Video:


In this video Grover reads this story aloud is hilarious. It's great for early readers too because the text is highlighted and they can follow along. **This a fabulous story for helping increase fluency as Grover's emotions are all over the place. 

You can also down the app for $4.99 and if you have a subscription to Sesame Street ebooks it's there too. 


Apps:





Coloring Pages:


Text Connections:
What to read next? There are tons of cute Grover books. Here are a few favorites:




Video Games:

 

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