Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are is a timeless classic that features the infamous home, away, home story. The main character, Max, gets into mischief throughout the day and finally his mother has had enough, so she sends him to bed without any dinner. While enduring his punishment his room turns into a forest and he travels by boat to where the wild things live. Max becomes king of the wild things but he still feels something missing. In the end, Max misses his family and returns home to a hot meal waiting for him. Throughout this story, there are many events that can be used to explain cause and effect. Making a "T chart" activity sheet would be beneficial to have the students understand the meaning of these. Also, this story includes great vocabulary, so a mini vocabulary lesson would be beneficial before reading the text.