The Big Orange Splot: An ELD Storyline

“My house is me and I am it. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all my dreams.”

The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater.

This ELD Storyline is based on the book, The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater. Mr. Plumbean, the main character in the book, lives on a street where everything is the same. The students become the neighbors of Mr. Plumbean on this very boring street. One day, Mr. Plumbean has a change of heart and decorates his house in a crazy fashion. His neighbors, while initially upset, follow suit and change their own houses to fit their dreams. Oregon’s ELP standards are integrated into this ELD Storyline in a fun, engaging way.