The Day the Crayons Quit: Educator's Guide
Penguin Young Readers Group
This guide for The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home is aligned to Common Core State Standards grades K-5. Help you teach your
students how to effectively interpret evidence, make an argument and analyze its effect, empower your students to express an opinion, be involved in decision making, and become proficient users of the English language.
(W.1.10 begins in grade 3)
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).