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.
Monster Love Read Aloud – Building Reading Comprehension Skills
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.
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!
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Interactive Read Aloud Activities
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