The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters all saying the same thing: We quit! 

Lesson Idea:  

Mentor Text: Letter Writing/Voice:  Read aloud The Day the Crayons Quit and discuss the voice of each crayon.  What do you learn about the individual crayons from each letter?  How do they feel and behave? Create a chart noting the character traits for each color.  Have students write a piece from a specific color’s point of view – using the character traits of the colors to guide them.  The book is written in letter form, so this is also a good model for letter writing.

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