We have been reading this book a lot!  * Crankenstein by Samantha Berger*

My class enjoys listening to all the things that get the boy upset.  And when he gets upset, he turns into Crankenstein!  

So I thought it would be fun to have the students create a collage as themselves as Crankenstein, and then write about what turns them into the cranky monster.

After reading the book a few times, I had the students do a Think-Pair-Share about what makes them Crankenstein.  

We created this circle map with some of the results.

Then they got started on their collages!  I copied the head shape onto green paper, because otherwise most of the heads would be the size of a quarter!!! But I let them create the rest of the monster head on their own.

I showed them how to cut and curl hair.

When the head was done, they wrote about what turns them into Crankenstein.

Here are some of the finished creations!

I am CRANKENSTEIN when... tells me to take a shower. sister spills water on my Legos. tells me to clean my room.

...I do my homework.

...I stay up too late

I can relate to that last one!

I did a similar feelings lesson last year with the book Sometimes I'm Bombaloo by Rachel Vail.  You can read that blog post {HERE}.
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