Do you know a student who BLURTS OUT in class? One who has a hard time containing his thoughts and opinions? He might be like Louis, the main character in My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook. Louis’s words are so important that they cannot be contained. They ERUPT from his mouth like lava from a volcano.
Story Synopsis: All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. 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. His mouth is a volcano! 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. 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.
You can buy the book on Amazon here –> My Mouth is a Volcano
I love this story and the message it presents. To supplement the book and simplify your lesson planning, I have created a packet of print-and-go activities for you: