If you loved reading Crankenstein, you’ll be happy to know he’s back in A Crankenstein Valentine! Here are some activities you can pair with this story.
All About A Crankenstein Valentine
Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? YECHHHH! It’s enough to turn anyone into a monster! An ordinary kid becomes Crankenstein on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year: Valentine’s Day. Can Crankenstin find a way to turn his sour day sweet? Can a monster find a little love in his heart?
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A Crankenstein Valentine Activities
These six comprehension questions will help guide your discussion during and after reading the story.
After reading the story, students can summarize using the Somebody Wanted But So Then strategy (SWBST). This graphic organizer helps students put their summary together.
There are five vocabulary words selected for this story. These vocabulary cards include the definitions, too. As you read, you can find the words in the text and discuss their meanings.
You’ll be happy to know that Crankenstein does find something to be happy about on Valentine’s Day. Your students can color these candy hearts to identify Crankenstein’s positive and negative feelings about Valentine’s Day.
What makes your students say, “YECHHHH!”? You can find out pretty quickly with these writing pages. I have offered a few other writing prompts, too.
When I shared about the original story of Crankenstein, I shared a boy and girl craft template. You can use these same templates for A Crankenstein Valentine.
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This is a cute activity that I am going to use with my class.
Storie Belden says
I hope you and your students enjoy the Crankenstein activities!