This week we read Pigsty by Mark Teague and we had quite a week! As you may know, we take one book and dive deep into it for an interactive read aloud. This enables us to teach with deep comprehension.
During these lessons, I do the reading work and the students do the thinking work.
Most of the thinking is done with student-partner conversations, but we also respond with writing too.
Why do you think Wendell go upset when his things weren’t taken care of?
“The pigs smashed all of his stuff and hogged his stuff.”
“I think he was mad because his room got messy. He organized a cleaning crew.”
“I think he didn’t like it when the pigs hogged his blankets and pillows.”
“My favorite part was on some of the nights his friends would come.”
|My favorite part was when the pig hid under his bed. I felt happy.|
“My favorite part was when the pig hid under the bed. I felt happy.”
We decided to put all of our responses in a journal this week. You can download it for FREE HERE.
Here are the response topics for the week:
- Making Predictions
- Retelling the Text with Details
- Making Connections
- Making Inferences
- Writing an Opinion
- Exploring Compound Words
- Sentence Study
We also worked on a directed drawings!
I love how they all have a different personality!
You can watch this video on how to use Chatterpix. It is seriously super easy to use!
Here are a few that we did. They only take a few moments to make. Then you can save them as a video file. They are a wonderful keepsake for parents as well.
Science, Math and More
These activities are part of our Science, Math, and More extension units.
There are differentiate math and literacy activities for the book too!
Here is your shopping list for this easy snack!
The students loved Pigsty by Mark Teague and we had a fantastic week!
You can find these activities and more in our April Guiding Readers.
Click on the image below to download my lesson plans with resource links.