Happy Sunday Funday, friends! Last week my classes dove into a Kevin Henkes author study. It’s definitely one of my favorite units of the year! We focused on character traits, comparing books by the same author, finding common themes, and making connections!
I love using Hollie Griffith’s unit during our Kevin Henkes’ week! You can find that HERE. We compared ourselves to our partners after reading Chester’s Way. We wrote about Wemberly after reading Wemberly Worried.
Throughout the week we kept up this chart so that we could discuss how the stories were alike and different.
We also did a lot of reading responses in our journals! We made a text-to-self connection with Wemberly Worried and wrote about our worries. We described Chrysanthemum using a bubble map. We also wrote about our favorite Kevin Henkes’ book, but I forgot to snap pictures!
On Friday we celebrated the author by watching THIS video. Then it was time for a little Friday fun with a directed drawing of a mouse! Here are the steps we followed:
This activity morphed as we were completing it. Some students asked if they could make up their own Kevin Henkes’ character, while others wanted to make their mouse look like their favorite character from one of his books. I let them run with that idea and I love how they turned out!!!
You can see below how several of my boys turned theirs into superheroes, ninjas, and secret spies, ha! I was so thrilled to see their imaginations run wild while their creativity wheels were spinning!
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