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Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

KINDERGARTEN LESSON PLANS: Week 29 Piggie Pie

April 7 Deedee 2 min read

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! 

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

Could there be a more fun book to read with your class than Piggie Pie by Marie Palatini?

Piggie Pie Lessons:  Reading Comprehension

First, let’s look at these illustrations!

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template! Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

So fun!  Some of the reading comprehension strategies we used for this book are:  predicting, visualizing, and connecting.

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!
The stomping image is EVERYTHING! I love it!

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template! Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

Naturally, we also work on retelling the story too!

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

You can find all of these reading comprehension lessons and response pages by clicking:

Piggie Pie Lessons:  Directed Drawing

Here are few of the directed drawings of Gritch!  I love how directed drawings help students build confidence in their own illustrations but they all look so different too!

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

The directed drawing activity is also found in the link below:

Piggie Pie Lessons:  STEM activity

The students also are asked to work collaboratively to build a pen for the piggies.  

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template! Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template! Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

You can find the directions as well as the student planning and reflection papers by clicking:

Piggie Pie Lessons: Center Activities TOO!

Yes, we have center activities too to go along with this book!

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template! Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template! Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

You can find these differentiated center activities in the file below:

WANT TO SEE MORE PIGGIE PLAN LESSONS AND RUBRICS?

Please take a moment to check out Deanna Jump’s blog post about this fantastic book!  She walks you through the assessment part of these Engaging Readers units:

 

LESSON PLANS

You may download these lesson plans for kindergarten PDF or an editable template.  I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use).  You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first.  This way the formatting will not be off.  Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer.

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  • Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.

Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

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Piggie Pie Lessons for kindergarten and first grade. Reading comprehension, directed drawing, center ideas, and a fun STEM activity too! Download the free lesson plan template!

2 Comments

  • Anonymous April 19 at 3:20 am

    Thank you for sharing the lesson idea! It’s very helpful for me.

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