I Need My Monster is about a little boy named Ethan. When his monster goes on vacation, a series of unwelcome substitute monsters try to fill in. Ethan quickly realizes his monster is irreplaceable.
Possible strategy instruction:
- C: Predict what will happen; use text to confirm.
- C: Ask questions throughout the reading process.
- A: Use the pictures. Do the words and pictures match?
- F: Reread text.
- E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.