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By Amanda Noll

Suggested Ages:

Early Elementary
Late Elementary

Themes:

Halloween

Speech Sounds:

G
K
L Blends
R (Vocalic)
S

Adaptability:

Moderately

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing
Comparing/Contrasting
Describing
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Pronouns
Verb Tenses
Pragmatics

I Need My Monster gives the audience a different take on monsters.  One night, Ethan checks under his bed for his monster, Gabe. He finds a note from Gabe stating that he had left to go fishing and that he would be back in a week. Ethan knows that Gabe’s familiar nightly scares wouldn’t allow him to sleep peacefully. He decided to hold interviews for Gabe’s substitute!

This story has a Complete Episode structure with distinct Attempt/Reaction Cycles. You can adapt/simplify the text to fit the levels of various student needs

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I recommend using this book for:

-Halloween

Students will need background on:

  • Halloween
  • Kids afraid of the dark

Vocabulary:

familiar
strange
creak
claw
picky
regular
substitute