To begin our
author study of Kevin Henkes, we recently read the awesome
story, Owen. Owen is the main character, a little mouse,
who loves his yellow blanket, �Fuzzy�. He takes his little
blanket everywhere, however, Owen�s parents need for him to give
up his blanket. Eventually, after trying hard to get the blanket
away from Owen, his mom makes several little handkerchiefs for
Owen to use.
We created a
venn diagram, comparing/contrasting Owen and his feelings about
his blanket to our own favorite thing we can�t live without.
Kidspiration, we created a character web from a template,
describing Owen�s characteristics.
students drew themselves as a mouse with their favorite thing,
then wrote about it using Word Paint. Enjoy!
Ohio Academic Standards & Indicators
Reading process: concepts of print, comprehension strategies and
Indicators: 5 � compare information in texts with prior
knowledge and experience.
7 � create and use graphic organizers such as Venn diagrams or webs, with
teacher assistance, to demonstrate comprehension.
Indicators: 4 � use organizational strategies (brainstorming, web, Venn
diagrams) to plan writing.
5 � organize writing to include a beginning, middle, and end.
7 � mimic language from literature when appropriate.
8 � use available technology to compose text.
14 � rewrite and illustrate writing samples for display and for
sharing with others.
Indicators: 1 � write simple stories with a beginning, middle
and end that include descriptive words and details.
Technology for Productivity
B � demonstrate operation of basic computer and multimedia technology
C � use productivity tools to produce creative works.