This book works in the lower and upper elementary classrooms. Lower elementary teachers, be sure to click on the activity guide below. Upper elementary teachers, this book is a fun way to introduce personification.
Activity Name: Classroom Personification
Activity Description: Talk about how Josh Funk personified food items in the refrigerator. Tell students that they will be personifying the various items in the classroom: pencil sharpener, flag, pencil, eraser, book, notebook, SMARTboard, dry erase marker and so on. Ask students to write a narrative from their classroom object's point of view.
Chalk and Ink
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