Where the Wild Things Are

Bibliographic Information: Sendak, M. (1963). Where the wild things are. New York. Harper & Row.

Short Annotation: About a boy (Max) who gets in trouble and is sent to his bedroom without dinner. But some how his room turns into a mysterious jungle environment where he meets these beasts called “wild things”, he becomes the king of the wild things but realizes that he misses home. So he leaves and returns to his bedroom to find his dinner waiting for him.

Genre: Science Fiction

Grade Level: 2nd grade

Readers who will like this book: Readers who like reading about an adventure with different

Personal Response and Rating: (1-4): 4. I love how this book uses illustrations to convey the plot of the story more than words because with the illustrations you are able to see why the characters feels the way they do.

Text- Dependent Question: When does Max realize he misses home and wants to go back?

Reading Strategy:

  1. Tompkins – Sustained Silent Reading
  2. Students read independently and quietly.
  3. This reading strategy is appropriate for this book because students are able to enjoy the illustrations because there are few words so students won’t necessarily need help with reading.