Pumpkin Heads! by Wendell Minor

Theme: Fall/Halloween

Writer’s Workshop: Descriptive Words/Pictures

Recommended Grades: K-2nd grade

Pumpkin Heads is a short book displaying a wide range of ways to create jack-o-lanterns.  The artwork is stunning. 

Lesson Idea: Read aloud this book.  Discuss with students how the author uses descriptive words to describe the different types of pumpkin heads on display.  Ask students to draw a picture of a pumpkin head and write a short descriptive piece to describe it.  Compile all of the pictures and descriptions into a class book.

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