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5 Fun Love Monster Activities, Craft, and Free File

Love Monster Read Aloud - 5 fun days of reading comprehension lessons, a video, and craft. Your kindergarten and first grade students will love the Love Monster!

Love Monster Read Aloud Activities

Sometimes you read a book and you fall instantly in love.  Love Monster is just one of those books that make my heart happy!   This is such a fun read-aloud to share with your students.   If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day read-aloud, I’ve got you!  Here are some of the activities we used with the book Monster Love by Rachel Bright.

 

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Monster Love Read Aloud –  Building Reading Comprehension Skills

As you may know, we use one read-aloud each week as our interactive read-aloud.  Throughout the week, we dive deep into the book and ask students to do the thinking work, while the teacher does the thinking work.  In this way, students have an opportunity to practice and build their listening comprehensions skills.  The research surrounding reading comprehension tells us that reading comprehension STARTS with listening comprehension!

Making Predictions with Monster Love

On the first day with this book, the students worked on making predictions.  Here is the prompt we used:

  • Readers make predictions as they read. The text reads, But in the blink of a googly eye, everything changed. What do you think will happen next?

At this point we pause the reading and give students an opportunity to talk to their partners to make their predictions.  Then students can record their predictions as well. 

Retelling Love Monster with Text Details

One fairly consistent activity we do with our read aloud books is noticing the text details.  Each week, students have picture cards they can sort to retell the story in order.  After the cards are placed in order, students turn to their partner to practice their oral language and they retell the story in order.  These cards provide great support for the students if they need a reminder.

Inferring with Love Monster

Here is the prompt we used for practicing inferring with this read aloud:

  • The text reads, But nobody loves a slightly hairy, I suppose a bit googly-eyed monster. How do you think this made monster feel? Provide evidence of your thinking.

Am I the only one who has felt like the love monster from time to time?  I certainly know Deedee-circa-junior-high felt a bit this way.

Making Connections with Love Monster

During the reading of Love Monster, we also make connections. This is the read-aloud prompt for this activity.

  • Readers make connections. Think about a time when you noticed someone was feeling down in the dumps. What could you have done to help?

Love Monster Opinion Writing

Here are a few student writing samples for opinion writing.

Sometimes we ask students to write their opinion about something that happened in the book.  For Love Monster, we simply asked them to write about their favorite part.

Love Monster Video

Each day, we encourage teachers to use the book to teach the lessons, however it is nice to have a different example of reading fluency, so a video is perfect!

We love all of Storytime at Awnie’s House videos.

Love Monster Craft

Here is a look at the craft we created for Love Monster.  We love how they turned out!

They say the eyes are window to someone’s soul.  LOL!

Monster Love Read Aloud Activities – Done for You!

I hope you were able to find a few ideas you can use in your own class with Monster Love.  If you are looking for “Print and Teach” type lessons, we have those for you!

Love Monster Read Aloud Activities and Ideas
Explicit read aloud lesson plans for Love Monster for each day of the week.
Love Monster Retelling Cards
Printable and digitial versions are included.
Love Monster Read Aloud Activities and Ideas
Response pages for each day of the week with differentiation options! Color and blackline retelling cards.
Love Monster Read Aloud Craft
Craft templates too!

You can find all of these activities by clicking:

Interactive Read Aloud Activities

Are looking for more interactive read-aloud activities for February?  You may be interested in some of these posts:

If you’d like to learn about the power of interactive read-aloud lessons, you can check this blog post out:

Love Monster Read Aloud - 5 fun days of reading comprehension lessons, a video, and craft. Your kindergarten and first grade students will love the Love Monster!

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Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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