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Creepy Crayon Activities and Lesson Plans for 2023

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Creepy Crayon will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of resiliency and problem solving, this Creepy Crayon picture book by Aaron Raynolds is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with Creepy Crayon Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Creepy Crayon. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Creepy Crayon reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

CREEPY CRAYON SUMMARY

Jasper Rabbit is not doing well in school. He struggles in math, spelling… basically everything but art. One day, he finds a purple crayon in the gutter. It was perfectly pointy, and once he brings it home, the purple crayon seems to show up everywhere! The crayon follows him to school, and when he writes with it, Jasper gets everything right!

Everywhere Jasper looks, the crayon is there. Will he ever get rid of the crayon? And- what happens if he does? This story is a fun read and a great mentor text to discuss effort and resilience in the classroom!

CREEPY CRAYON LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Creepy Crayon, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based Creepy Crayon reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • sequencing
  • analyzing character
  • analyzing illustrations
  • asking and answering questions

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • resiliency
  • problem solving

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • homophones
  • ellipses
  • exclamation marks

CREEPY CRAYON ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
Creepy Crayon book companion
elementary teacher reading aloud a picture book to her students

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Creepy Crayon?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD500L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Aaron Raynolds. It was illustrated by Peter Brown.

What genre is Creepy Crayon?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 48 pages long.

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