Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Today we lost Maurice Sendak, but his spirit and wisdom live on. He is perhaps best known for his book, Where the Wild Things Are. It was a favorite read-aloud book for my students during the six years that I was a third grade teacher.  The kids were mesmerized.

Below are a variety of readings.  Do you have a favorite?

President's Reading:

Of course, there is even a movie:

Of course, the web is awash with lesson plans and resources for using Wild Things in the classroom and beyond.

My personal favorite of Sendak's books, however, is Pierre. Kids love this one as well, and it is a great book to initiate discussion on caring and compassion.

Lesson Plans for Pierre

Caring and Compassion at LIA Resources

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