Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
See Also: Sunny Days in Second Grade American Pride Linky Party! Many great ideas for teachers at that link. See also: Book and song for September 11th post
Author Diane deGroat’s website has word searches, coloring pages, and more (click on Fun Stuff to find these printable pages). On the Fun Stuff page, at the top, click on Classroom Connections to find examples of classroom projects using her books, and color photographs of examples. She has written over 130 books for children.
The book Liar, Liar Pants on Fire, is about children at school making up patriotic plays as assigned by their teacher. The main character Gilbert wants to be the cherry tree so he won’t have to speak in the play, but draws a slip of paper with the name George Washington. After some turmoil, everything turns out well. Here is a free PDF coloring page for the 4th of July: July 4th coloring page PDF (photo of the page below). And here is a generic writing frame for a patriotic play for a cast of up to six characters (it is six pages long but pages could be omitted or printed more than once): Patriotic Play generic writing frame PDF, photos of two of the pages are below.