A Lesson That Explores Character, Comprehension, and Creativity:
These lesson plans, correlated with Monster Visits the Land of Colors, allow for students to learn not only how to comprehend the story, but to empathize with a character different from themselves. For younger students, K-1, these lesson plans allow for students to recognize colors and to practice with storytelling, as well as empathy. For grades 2-4, the lesson plans allow for students to not only learn about character and storytelling, but about writing a story and learning how to publish it as well. All grade levels, including upper grades, can use the storyboards as journal prompts to write extended or alternate versions of the story, as well as opportunities to write tales of adventure and the value of friendship. The lesson plans are a great source to explore character, comprehension, and creativity in the classroom.
Teachers Love JJ & Monster!
“This week I had a visiting author during story time. His name is JJ Calloway. He is 12 years old and in 7th grade. He wrote his first book when he was 10 and in 5th grade as a writing project for his class. When JJ was in kindergarten, he was bullied by another student and began to dislike school. He created Monster as his imaginary friend who helped him work through being bullied and like school again. Our students really enjoyed his presentation.”
– Terry Stamey, Highlands School, Highlands, NC