Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

I really enjoy reading this book even now. I feel that it would be a great book for intermediate ages and grades 3rd and 4th. The lexile level of this book is AD740L. This book tells the story of a little boy who imagines playing with all his wild jungle animal friends when he his sent to his room without dinner. I love how it relates to children's emotions and use of imagination to escape reality. This would be great to incorporate on a day where the lesson is about emotions and have a discussion about positive ways we can express emotions. You could have the students draw an illustrative representation of things they do when they are upset or sad and discuss ways students can let these emotions out, using techniques like play. You could also do an interactive game using emotion cards!