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My Weird Comic
Kick-start students’ imaginations with this create-a-comic activity. Students can draw their own interpretations of a wacky scene from Miss Child Has Gone Wild!
A Weird Crossword Puzzle
Are your students ready for the weirdest crossword puzzle they’ve ever seen? If they’ve read Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin’!,
they will be.
Name that Beatles Tune
Mr. Harrison is named after one of the Fab Four (can you guess which one?). Challenge your students to complete the titles of these Beatles songs, all sprinkled throughout the text of Mr. Harrison Is Embarrassin’!
The Weird World of Dan Gutman Teaching Guide
Engage and entertain your students by easily integrating the My Weird School series into your existing classroom curriculum. The discussion questions and activities found in this teaching guide provide excellent language arts, social studies, science, and math support. As you work with the books, encourage your students to be as weird and creative as possible!
Print out these My Weird School trading cards that feature some memorable characters from the wacky series. You can give these to students as rewards or print out a set for each student to color and then hold a My Weird School game day.
A lot of weird things happen at Ella Mentry School. Even the words sometimes turn weird. Use this My Weird School word scramble to help test comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling skills.
A.J. and his friends are late for school! Print out a maze for each student. Then hold a maze race to see who can complete the maze in the shortest amount of time. Give the winner and the student who demonstrated the most improvement a weird surprise!
Have your students keep track of how many tales from the three My Weird School series they’ve read. Print off a checklist for each student to fill out and grade each book according to its weirdness factor.
My Weird School Connection
You never know what will happen when the students and teachers at Ella Mentry School get together! Challenge your students to mix and match the My Weird School series characters to see how many points they can score with My Weird School Connection. Give the student with the highest points and the student who demonstrated the most improvement a weird surprise!
Find out how much your students really know (and comprehend) about A.J. and his gang. Surprise them with these interactive quizzes based on trivia from the books. Give the student with the highest points and the student who demonstrated the most improvement a weird surprise!
The Scoop of the Year
Turn your students into journalists! After reading Mrs. Lilly Is Silly, use this newspaper template to help your cub reporters keep their fingers on the pulse of the school.
Wild Zoo Adventure
Finished reading Miss Child Has Gone Wild!? Now your students can fill in the blanks with their own zany words to write their own adventure stories about running loose in the zoo.
After reading Mr. Burke Is Berserk!, your students can follow in Mr. Burke’s footsteps by combining words to make new ones. FUNTASTIC!
What would happen if buried treasure were discovered under your school, just like in Mr. Burke Is Berserk!? X marks the spot in this treasure map activity.
Spice It Up!
Imagine that your life is a reality TV show, like in Ms. Beard Is Weird! How would your school be different if you could add some spice to your day?
America’s Next Big Reality Star!
After reading Ms. Beard Is Weird!, create a poster advertising a reality TV show ALL ABOUT YOU!
Run for Class President
After reading Mayor Hubble Is in Trouble!, write a slogan and design a poster for your own campaign for class president.
Mark My Words
Observe the amazing morphing messages! Just like in Miss Kraft Is Daft!, see what happens before your very eyes when a message is passed from person to person, like a game of Telephone.
Double Trouble Rhyme Time
After reading Miss Kraft Is Daft!, use these rhyme starters to write a poem that’s so funny it will cause a ruckus.