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My Mouth Is a Volcano

My Mouth Is a Volcano

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As far as small group use for this book, it could be used as a way of showing the value of respecting others and waiting their turn to talk within a conversation. I gave this book 5 stars because it is a great story to teach students a social skill, being respectful and not interrupting others when they are speaking. This story is a fictional story about a boy who constantly interrupts his teacher, friends, and family when they are speaking. The fictional aspect is that the boy has a “volcano” inside him. It is realistic fiction because the story could happen with children interrupting others, but the story does not really happen. It gives a great visual for children because it talks about how the boy has a volcano in his body that “erupts” and he “explodes” which is when he is interrupting others. It shows how his friends, family, and classmates get upset because he is always interrupting and the boy has it happen to him so he understands how it feels. At the end of the story the boy learns a strategy to calm his “volcano” and not interrupt others and he learns a valuable lesson. One of the great things about “My Mouth Is A Volcano” is that it’s suitable for children of all ages and reading levels. This makes it an excellent book to incorporate into classroom lessons and activities for a variety of age groups. The related activities we’ve compiled can be adapted to suit different age ranges, making it easy for teachers to customize their lessons based on their students’ needs. Told from Louis’ perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak. Awards To bring the lessons of the book into the classroom, we’ve compiled a list of the best 2023 activities based on the story. These activities are designed to be engaging and relatable to young readers, while also helping them understand the value of respectful communication. They include role-playing exercises, writing prompts, and classroom discussions that encourage students to reflect on their communication habits and develop stronger listening skills.

These highly engaging Julia Cook – author of “My Mouth are a Volcano” themed activity is sure to be a hit with your young learners. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle and then they do the jiggle. Then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others.This book is great to use in the beginning of the school year and throughout the year to teach children about being respectful to others when they are speaking. A lesson to use with this book is bring in a soda bottle and shake it up in front of the class. Ask students what would happen if you open the soda bottle right away? Next, start to open the bottle to show all of the bubbles that start to come of the top. Then as you read the story let the soda bottle sit there without opening it. At the end of the story have students discuss the theme and how we can connect this story to our own lives. Open the soda bottle and see what happens when you give something time and wait to open it. Discuss with students that it is important to wait to speak and give it a little time so that you don’t “explode.” Have students complete a writing activity where they connect to the main character and a time that they were a volcano. Then have them describe how it feels when someone was a volcano to them. Finally, have them connect what they will do to not have their mouth be a volcano. Make sure students understand different strategies they can use. This is a great book to reference throughout the year.

Hand each student several strips of red and orange paper. On each strip, students will write down the ideas and strategies that will help them wait their turn, listen attentively and not erupt like a volcano. As a parent, I've realized children think everything they have to say is important and needs to be said immediately. While I do believe their words are important, it is imperative they learn how to control the impulse to speak out. I read this book to my children and it was a great conversation starter about interrupting and ways to control it.

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My Mouth Is A Volcano” is a charming and humorous book written by Julia Cook that tells the story of a young boy named Louis who struggles with interrupting and talking over others. This book is an excellent resource for teachers who want to teach their students about the importance of respectful communication and listening skills. I really enjoyed this book because I feel as if it is a great tool to use if your child has issues controlling the time they talk (like most tend too). The little boy in this book just cannot contain himself and interrupts people every time he has something to say. He does not realize that what he is doing can be disruptive in class or rude to others trying to speak. Of course his peers, teachers, and family all tell him he needs to stop interrupting because it is rude but he continues to do it anyway. That is until one day he gets interrupted he realizes he does not like it at all. Later that day when he goes home he tells his mom that story and she basically says now you know how we all feel. So from that day on he learns to no longer interrupt people and to wait his turn to speak. The book is intended for kids ages 4 to 7. I am a school teacher. How can I get in touch with the author? In the beginning of the story, Louis was going to school. When he got there, he wanted to say something when the teacher was talking, he could not wait anymore that he erupted. In the middle of the story, Louis said to the class that he had been fishing. Then, Richard interrupted Louis, so the teacher scolded him. After Louis finished talking about fishing, Louis talked about when he broke his arm. Then, Courtney interrupted Louis, so the teacher scold her. When he got home, Louis told his mother about it. At the end of the story, his mother taught Louis how to not interrupt. Have students label one side with their name (this will end up on the inside) and the other side “Int-Erupters.”

As far as whole group use, this book could be used if your class has not been following directions to put them in your shoes and perspective of how it feels to be interrupted and disrespected. This story is about Louis and how he learns to deal with his “volcanic mouth.” Louis has a hard time not interrupting. He does it with his friends, his parents, and even at school. When he feels the rumble and grumble in his stomach, and the words wiggling and jiggling in his mouth, he can’t stop his words from exploding out. This tends to get him in trouble. Soon, Louis’ friends start to interrupt him, and he doesn’t like it one bit. One night, his mom sits him down and shows him how to control his words until there is a more appropriate time to speak them. The next time Louis’ stomach begins to rumble and grumble, he uses the technique his mother taught him. Does it work? Read the story to find out. Summary: Louis is a young boy who speaks without having permission to talk and will interrupt his teachers, friends, and family. He gets in trouble for this at school and at home and is told to wait his turn, but he can’t help his mouth from “erupting.” When Louis is presenting his Star Student poster, Rude Richard and Rude Courtney interrupt him, and he gets very upset. After telling his mother what happened, his mother shares that other people feel that way when his mouth erupts while they are talking. His mother teaches him how to breathe in his words to prevent his mouth from erupting like a volcano, and it works! Told from Louis’ perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak. About The AuthorTeacher: “In life, we have things that can overwhelm us. Sometimes we erupt because of anger, fear, sadness or stress. First we’re going to think of different things that cause us to feel as if we are going to erupt. Then, we will brainstorm “Int-Erupters.” These are things we can do to calm ourselves before we erupt.” Classroom use could be used as rules and following directions if your class is having a hard time with that.

Related Books: What if Everybody Did That?, A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue, & Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun Teach your students about respect through the read aloud “My Mouth is a Volcano” by Julia Cook. This particular book focuses on why it is important to not interrupt and how to practice control before doing so. I read a book called my mouth is a volcano, by Julia Cook. The book is about a boy who erupted a lot. I chose this book because it looked interesting. The AR level is 3.8. Julia’s first children’s book is A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue. Several years ago, Julia wanted a good way to teach children the difference between tattling and telling. When she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she decided to write her own book – A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue. Does Julia Cook have any childrens books about mental health? My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time.By incorporating these activities into their curriculum, teachers can help their students develop communication skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. Not only will they learn the importance of listening and respecting others, but they’ll also develop stronger critical thinking and problem-solving skills.



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