Students will be able to write short, informative summaries of stories and events. Introduction 5 minutes Ask your students to brainstorm answers to the question: What constitutes a good piece of writing?
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The Enormous Crocodile Book Review The Enormous Crocodile, written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, is the story of a large and greedy crocodile who is hungry and "off to find a yummy child for lunch.
Keep listening and you'll hear the bones go crunch! On his way, he encounters a hippopotamus, a monkey, a bird of paradise, and finally an elephant who are all horrified by the "secret plans and clever tricks" that the crocodile has planned for the children in town.
Even though the Enormous Crocodile may be wicked and cunning, the other animals in the jungle know just how to foil his plans and they save the children from his clever tricks. In the end, the Enormous Crocodile gets exactly what he deserves. The crocodile's tricks involve various funny disguises, which are delightfully illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake soon became good friends, thus beginning one of the most eye-catching and distinctive collaborations in children's literature. Many people have said that Quentin Blake's illustrations have softened the nastiness that some critics have said existed in Roald Dahl's stories.
This picture book has everything that children adore: Of the shorter picture books by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, this is my students' favorite. It is funny, the illustrations are captivating, and my students love completing the fun projects that I have created specifically for this book, which you can find below.
This is a short book to read to your students. Although The Enormous Crocodile may appear at first to be for younger elementary school students, I have read this story to my Grade 5 students numerous times and used the projects found on this page with upper elementary school students with great success.
All of the resources on this page include a second version of each resource that contains British spelling rules colour instead of color, favourite instead of favorite, etc.
Below you will find some of the Enormous Crocodile lesson plans that I have developed over the years as I have read this book to my students on Roald Dahl's birthday, or during an author study that focuses on this scrumdiddlyumptious writer!
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Print as many copies as you need. Save and reuse this fun project forever! Classroom bulletin board display of students' completed The Enormous Crocodile group projects. One of my students' favorite projects during the entire school year is this extra large group project for The Enormous Crocodile.
For this cooperative group project, students work together to describe the four clever tricks that the Enormous Crocodile plans in order to eat the children in town. There are also areas on the crocodile templates for students to draw pictures that represent the crocodile's four clever tricks.
I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process. For this reason, my students never begin their Enormous Crocodile group projects by writing on their final draft crocodile templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.
Next, my students edit and revise their work together and I circulate around my classroom and provide assistance as needed. This set of Enormous Crocodile teaching resources contains three worksheets for students to write their first drafts on. On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces on the final draft crocodile templates.
This Enormous Crocodile group project requires students to describe each of the crocodile's 4 clever tricks: This Enormous Crocodile group project requires a lot of green coloring materials to complete these extra large crocodile projects. A few days before my students begin working on their final draft crocodile templates, I assign a homework assignment, or an extra credit task, of bringing in green coloring pencils and markers.
By having my students bring in some of these materials from home, it helps to not dwindle down all of the green coloring materials that I have in my classroom.
Students also enjoy bringing in green glitter to help them put some sparkly touches on their Enormous Crocodile group projects. This set of The Enormous Crocodile teaching resources includes step by step directions on how to assemble the 10 project templates into a large crocodile. Depending on the age of your students, you could assemble these crocodile projects ahead of time for your students.
Each crocodile takes me around 10 minutes to assemble myself. Older students are able to assemble this large group project on their own. I have given my Grade 5 students the assembling directions worksheet shown belowand they were able to assemble these large crocodile projects themselves.
Below is an example of the assembling directions worksheet.I used to plan my day-to-day lessons like this: Jot notes on what I wanted to teach each day of the week. Amend as needed. That’s it.
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A Synopsis. The Long and Short of It: Summarizing Important Details Subjects Language Arts (Study Skills) Note: This activity can be used with a selection from literature or nonfiction reading materials related to science, history, and many other subjects.
Teach your students important summarizing skills with the help of this lesson plan. A text lesson explains how and why to summarize stories before they practice with a familiar piece.