"Muncha Muncha Muncha"
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Candace Fleming Book Description: An old man dreamed of planting a vegetable garden, but runs into a few bunny problems. Academic Objective: ELA2R3a: The student acquires and uses grade level words to communicate effectively. The student reads a variety of texts, uses new words in oral and written language. Brilliant Star Objective: Physical: Students will be able to describe how animals or machines make similar movements to people. Readability Level: 2.4 years Vocabulary: Words that may need to be addressed before teaching: gobbling, hoed, sowed, angry, furious, stocked and drilled. Introduction: Questions to ask before reading: Do you eat vegetables? What do you like? Dislike? Do you or your parents have a garden? When do people usually plant gardens? Can you have problems when gardening? Questions during reading: Are you afraid for the bunnies or Mr.McGreely? What do you think Mr.McGreely should do to protect his garden? Follow-up activities The students will complete the following chart with the assistance of the teachers. Science: Students can focus on increasing expressive vocabulary about everything to do with farming (e.g. planting/growing vegetables). Return to: Brilliant Star Main Page Brilliant Star Reading Project: | Index | Compilation | Name______________________________________________ Directions: While listening to the story, Muncha, Muncha, Muncha, by Candace Fleming, fill in the chart below with evidence of how the author used elements of voice in this story. Different Vivid Verbs Sparkling Any other examples of ways to say Adjectives voice “said” declared dreamed yummy by golly huffed gobbling crisp Muncha!Muncha! snorted hoed fresh Muncha! exclaimed sowed furious spring-hurdle whooped appeared huge dash! dash! dash! sighed smacking enormous hmpf jiggly-wiggly dig-scrabble gnawed scratch!scratch!scratch! nibbled puff-tails chewed flop-ears chomped dive-paddle splash!splash!splash! twitch-whiskers