This story is about a boy that is sent to bed without his dinner for acting like a "wild thing". He falls asleep soon after and his imagination begins to run wild. His room starts off by being transformed into a forest and then he finds a boat and sets sail for quite some time. He eventually finds himself in a land inhabited by wild things, where he eventually becomes king. He begins to miss his mother and understand that being in charge is not as easy as he thinks. One way that I would use this in my classroom would be by reading a loud and have the students come up with synonyms for the word terrible. I would also have students write captions for the pictures that did not have any with them.
Lexile Measure: AD740L