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The Day the Crayons Quit (5th Grade)
The Day the Crayons Quit (5th Grade)
The Day the Crayons Quit (5th Grade)
The Day the Crayons Quit (5th Grade)
The Day the Crayons Quit (5th Grade)

The Day the Crayons Quit (5th Grade)

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An unusual, and very funny story told through a series of letters between a young boy and his crayons, The Day the Crayons Quit, invites readers to see the world of coloring in an entirely new manner. This module allows children to step into character as the various crayons from the story, investigate the big ideas that put Crayola on the map, and play with color, all while learning about story structure.

Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a Before-Reading lesson entitled Ongoing Crayon Art Sculpture Center for you to preview. Each lesson is formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver.

This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:

  • Ongoing Crayon Art Sculpture Center
  • Quote Walk
  • A Crayon’s Attitude
  • Color in the Lines
  • The Crayons Said
  • Sky Color
  • Story Structure
  • Words. Words.
  • We Know Crayola
  • We Like to Draw

At the end of the module, you’ll find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.

Standards Matrix

For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module. 

Key Vocabulary

Gist, Point of View, Plot Diagram, Attitude, Challenge, Mural, Character, Expression, Inflection

Note: This module is part of 5th Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.