Here is a list of books and lesson ideas to introduce the project as well as for follow-up:


BOOK #1


Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What is an Adjective?

by Brian P. Cleary

Follow up Lesson:
Students will use Kidspiration or other mapping software to create an adjective web about their favorite food.
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Students will:
1. Locate a picture of their favorite food for the main idea.
2. Create a web with five branches from their favorite food, one for each of the five senses.
3. Record 2/3 adjectives in each of the senses categories.
4. Not use ordinary, everyday words such as good or great.
5. Will not use an adjective more than once.

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Additional lesson idea on describing characters from a book using adjectives:
Lesson Idea from Read•WriteThink

BOOK #2


Many Luscious Lollipops: A book About Adjectives?

by Ruth Heller

Follow up Lesson:
Students will use sort adjectives into different categories.
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The teacher will:
1. Create an adjective word wall using categories such as size, shape, color, etc.
2. Give each student five adjective word cards.

The student will:
1. Place their cards in the right category.
2. Continue to add words to the wall throughout the year.

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Additional lesson idea writing a descriptive paragraph about an object.
Lesson Plan from Learn NC

Additional lesson idea writing diamante poetry.
Lesson Idea from Read•WriteThink

BOOK #3


Go Away Big Green Monster

by Ed Emberely

Story Props in Color
Story Props in Black and White
Follow up Lesson:
Students will create their own monsters and write monster descriptions.
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The student will:
1. Use a drawing program such as Early Learning Toolkit or TuxPaint to draw a monster.
2. Use a brainstorm web to record adjectives about the different parts of their drawn monsters.
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2. Use a word processing program such as Microsoft Word to write a descriptive paragraph about their monster.

Lesson ideas for art, cooking, math, writing, and science activities.

Lesson Idea from Learn NC



OTHER MONSTER RELATED BOOKS:

Glad Monster, Sad Monster
by Ed Emberely
(Book about feelings)

Image Source:
https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/glad-monster-sad-monster-hardback/18327939/images
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Jack and the Monster
by Richard Graham

Image Source:
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There's a Monster Under my Bed
by James Howe

Image Source:
http://www.thereadingnook.com/image_manager/attributes/image/image_2/0689714092_large.jpg
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Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak

Image Source:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Where_The_Wild_Things_Are_(book)_cover.jpg
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One Hungry Monster
by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe

Image Source:
http://www2.scholastic.com/content/media/products/61/0590455761_xlg.jpg
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No Such Thing
by Jackie French Koller

Image Source:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DMAT2Z64L._SL500_AA240_.jpg
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Monster Musical Chairs
by Stuart J. Murphy

Image Source:
https://www.amazon.com/Monster-Musical-Chairs-MathStart-1/dp/0064467309
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Monster Math
by Anne Miranda

Image Source:
http://imshopping.rediff.com/books/imagechek/books/pixs/04/0152165304.jpg
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The Monster Book
Online Book

http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/monsters/first.html
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