Max’s Words by Kate Banks

Recommended Grades: 2-5

Max has two brothers.  One collects stamps and one collects coins.  Max wants to collect something, too!  He decides to collect words and when he begins to put the words together, a fun story evolves.      

Lesson Idea:

Word Choice: Read aloud Max’s Words and discuss how Max took words and built them into sentences and then a story.  Discuss the power of words.  Then, begin a class collection of words.  Create a class word jar, or something similar, for students to add words that they like.  Encourage students to keep their own list of words in their reading log or writer’s journal.  Talk about the words that individual students list as well as the words the class shares.

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