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RED: A Crayon's Story — There's More To Me Than You Can See

Grade Level Grades K-3
Resource Type Lesson Plan


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  1. The book Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall follows Red, a crayon with a bright red label, who is in fact blue. Red’s teacher, mother, and classmates all try to help him be red. But Red is miserable. He justcan’t be red, no matter how hard he tries! Finally, a brand-new friend offers a new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. He’s blue!
  2. Each student will create a crayon about themselves that explores their inner identities after a class reading of the book. We provide some helpful questions and talking points to use with your students when reading this text. This lesson provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss multiple identities with young children. We provide many examples around identity to discuss with your students. This lesson will also provide students an opportunity to understand that how we feel on the inside is personal and unique to each of us.


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