The Day the Crayons Quit is an unusual, and very funny story, told through a series of letters between a young boy and his crayons. This module invites readers to see the world of coloring in an entirely new manner. Students will step into character as the various crayons from the story, investigate the big ideas that put the Crayola company 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 designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- 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.