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How would you make a hungry moose feel at home? Find out what happens If You Give a Moose a Muffin.
Invite students to find out all they can about moose. How big are they? Where do they live? What do they really eat? What’s the plural of moose? Mice? Meese? Mooses? Organize text and electronic resources for students to view on this topic. Ask them to write notes on information they think is important about the moose.
Conduct a read aloud of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Moose a Muffin or another hilarious moose story. Ask students to describe how fiction and nonfiction books are similar. How are they different?
After discussion regarding the read aloud is complete, return students to their work areas. Using Crayola® Oil Pastels, ask students to draw their favorite moose scene from the book (or their imaginations) on construction paper. Encourage students to include specific details from the story. This might include a checked floor, patterned wall paper, a table, window with curtains, etc.
On more construction paper, ask students to use Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils to draw a large moose. Color it with a light color oil pastel first. Blend the moose’s coat gently with a finger. Place a dark color pastel such as black on top. Scrape away some of the black coating with plastic dinnerware. Students cut out the moose sketches with Crayola Scissors.
Do the favorite scene include muffins? Encourage students to draw several of them in various sizes. Fill them with the oil pastel colors. Blend colors with a finger so the muffins look really scrumptious. Cut out the muffins.
With a Crayola Glue Stick, students attach the moose and the muffins to background scene.
Provide an opportunity for individual students to share their scenes with small groups of classmates, describing what details they have included the read aloud.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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