Escape to a land of Wild Things to discover that being with people who love you best is more important than misbehaving.
Get into Max's mindset and decide whether he regrets being a Wild Thing. Match the beginning of a word with its ending. Transform words from the story in their past tense to their present tense. Complete statements about the story by adding the word 'before' or 'after' to make them true. Students describe a time when they made 'mischief' just like Max, and what the consequences were. Create a Wild Things menu complete with meal, vegetables, drink, and dessert. Students compare themselves with Max to see what things they have in common in a Venn Diagram. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:
This story is based on a mischievous boy named Max, who dresses up in a wolf suit and does things he shouldn't. His mom gets upset and calls him a Wild Thing! Max retaliates by screaming back to his mom, "I'll eat you up!" From within his imagination, Max's room goes from forest to ocean with Max inside the little boat where he comes up to the land of Wild Things. Max becomes lonely and he smells good things to eat. Wanting to be with someone who loved him best of all, he leaves the land of Wild Things. He comes back to his own room where he finds his supper, still hot, waiting for him.
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