Are you a fan of hilarious and exciting picture books? Then look no further than Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman and illustrated by Heather Fox! But this book is more than just a fun read – it’s also a great opportunity for kids to develop their reading and writing skills. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore how to use Llama Destroys the World to ignite a love for literature and creativity in young minds.
Before Reading Questions:
Before we jump into playing the game, let’s ask some questions. What do you think the game is about? Have you played other games like this before? What kinds of things do you think the llama will destroy? How do you think the game can help you learn new things?
- 1. What do you think the book is going to be about?
- 2. Have you ever read a book with a llama in it before?
- 3. What do you know about llamas?
During Reading Questions:
As you start playing the game, here are some questions to ask yourself. What kind of obstacles does the llama face? Can you think of different strategies to overcome them? Are there any patterns in the game that you can identify? What are the consequences of destroying things in the game?
- 1. What do you think is going to happen next?
- 2. Do you think the llama is going to cause trouble?
- 3. What are some of the funny parts that you’ve read so far?
After Reading Questions:
After playing the game, let’s reflect on what we’ve learned. What skills did you develop through playing the game? Did you learn any new concepts or ideas? Did you notice any connections between the game and the real world? Would you play the game again? What would you do differently?
- 1. What was your favorite part of the book?
- 2. Do you think the llama was a good or bad character?
- 3. What do you think happened to the world after the llama destroyed it?
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Writing Activities and Ideas:
One great way to extend your learning is by writing about your experiences playing the game. You could write a narrative from the perspective of the llama, explaining its motives for causing chaos. Or, you could write a descriptive passage about a particular scene in the game. You could also try writing a persuasive essay about whether or not people should play this game.
- 1. Write a new ending for the book.
- 2. Imagine you are the llama – what would you do differently?
- 3. Write a diary entry from the perspective of the main character.
Extension Activities and Ideas:
Want to take your learning even further? Here are some extension activities to try. Create your own version of the game, either on paper or using an online game-making tool. Research different animals and their habitats, and then create your own game based on your findings. You could also create a comic strip or graphic novel inspired by the game.
- 1. Research llamas and create a fact sheet.
- 2. Create your own picture book, featuring an animal of your choice.
- 3. Use the book’s cover as inspiration for a piece of art.
Llama Destroys the World is the perfect book for kids who love to laugh while also learning something new. By using our before, during, and after reading questions, writing activities, and extension activities, your child can explore the book in a more meaningful way. Who knows, maybe they’ll even become inspired to create their own hilarious and imaginative stories! You can check out this resource that I created here! You can also read more reading posts here!