Literacy EDGEucation: The Day the Crayons MOVED!

Exploring Character Traits, Inferencing & Extended Understanding with the BODY, BRAIN & BEING! |

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Description

In this resource we will be using one of our favorite stories "The Day the Crayon's Quit" By Drew Daywalt. In this adorable tale, each crayon colour displays a different emotion or character trait that we will explore kinesthetically in various ways using the BODY, BRAIN & BEING!. Each page/colour has a 3 part activity.

1. Minds ON - The Introduction: 

Let's get moving to start! Here we will learn and explore 2 simple movements that will be used later on in the action.

2. Action and Application: 

After reading the colour's letter to Duncan, we will make inferences and interpret the text, then respond, evaluate and/or analyze kinesthetically and experientially with the Body, Brain and Being. The 2 movements learned in the introduction will be used in the exploration.

3. Consolidation: 

Using Point of View, Voice and/or Extended Understanding we will describe parts of our experience during the application and how it relates to other areas of our lives.


This process not only executes different areas of the language art curriculum, but is also purposeful "time on task" DPA, as well as a great differentiated instruction and integrated learning tool. The "Minds On" Introduction portion meets dance curriculum expectations as well (a bonus if you are responsible for this).


AGES: We originally thought this resource would be most suitable for Kindergarten - Grade 3. During our testing, many junior and intermediate teachers tried it out with surprising success as there are many social justice themes throughout. We added in more advance inferencing and consolidation questions to help make it more adaptable for older students. Why not give it a shot and see how you can adapt it?

The book is required for this series. If you do not have it CLICK HERE to find it on amazon! 


Teacher/Educator Contributors:

Tyler Boyle - Bluewater District School Board

Ashely Weiss - Toronto District School Board

Activities and Lessons

Instructions
Welcome Educators!
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Red Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On - Introduction
Video Tutorial (Curriculum Application)
Song
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Purple Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On - Introduction
Video Tutorial (Curriculum Application)
Song
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Beige Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On - Introduction
Video Tutorial (Curriculum Application)
Song
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Grey Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On - Introduction
Video Tutorial (Curriculum Application)
Song
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White Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On - Introduction
Video Tutorial (Curriculum Application)
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Black Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On - Introduction
Video Tutorial (Curriculum Application)
Song
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Green, Yellow and Orange Crayons (mega activity)
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On - Introduction (Green)
Video: Minds On - Introduction (Orange/Yellow)
Video Tutorial (Curriculum Application)
Song: Green Crayon
Song: Yellow and Orange Crayon
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Blue Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On Introduction
Video Tutorial: Curriculum Application
Song
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Pink Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On Introduction
Video Tutorial: Curriculum Application
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Peach Crayon
Activity PDF
Video: Minds On Introduction
Video Tutorial: Curriculum Application
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