For both elementary and middle school students, arts-based response activities to literature can be amazing!
I have developed an activity guide for use with the fantasy novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, but this activity guide can be used with almost any work of children’s literature.
If you would like to download this guide for FREE, please go this link at Teachers Pay Teachers. I am slowly beginning to share more curriculum for use in both elementary and middle school classrooms.
This is my first lesson, so any feedback is appreciated.
Here is the Product Description:
This resource includes a guide with arts-based activities for use during or after the reading of the novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. These include writing, art, discussion, and drama activities. With these activities, students are reviewing the elements of fiction, increasing their vocabulary, and practicing literary analysis. They are growing in social skills as they work with one another as well as individually. You receive the activity sheets your students need as well as a teacher’s guide for how the activities are presented. Common core alignment for grades 4-6 is included on the last page of this guide. These activities could be spread over several days or several weeks.
If you have never used drama, drawing, or other arts-based activities in your language arts classroom, give it a try and let me know what happens!