What a PIGSTY of a Week! Pigsty Lessons and Activities

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Pigsty by Mark Teague lesson activities includes reading comprehension and directed drawings. Perfect for Kindergarten and first grade.

What a PIGSTY of a week!

April 9 Deedee 2 min read

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.

Pigsty by Mark Teague lesson activities includes reading comprehension and directed drawings. Perfect for Kindergarten and first grade.

Close Reading

During these lessons, I do the reading work and the students do the thinking work. 

Pigsty Lesson Plans

Most of the thinking is done with student-partner conversations, but we also respond with writing too.

Pigsty Lesson Plans

Pigsty Lesson Plans

Pigsty Lesson Plans

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.”

Pigsty is a great book to use as an interactive read aloud. Here's how we covered it over the course of a week – lesson plans, activities, and goodies!

 “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.”

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Opinion Writing

“My favorite part was on some of the nights his friends would come.”

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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.

Pigsty by Mark Teague Response Journal

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

Vocabulary Work

Pigsty Lesson Plans

Pigsty Lesson Plans 

Art

We also worked on a directed drawings!
Pigsty Lesson Plans
I love how they all have a different personality!

Pigsty Lesson Plans

I thought it would be fun to turn the pictures into a Chatterpix.  The students then animated them by telling their favorite part.

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.

Pigsty Activities

There are differentiate math and literacy activities for the book too!

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Snack FUN!

Naturally, we had to make a treat!

Pigsty Lesson Plans

Pigsty Lesson Plans

Pigsty Lesson Plans

Here is your shopping list for this easy snack!

Pigsty Lesson Plans

 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.

Pigsty by Mark Teague lesson activities includes reading comprehension and directed drawings. Perfect for Kindergarten and first grade.

2 Comments

  • Jen April 9 at 12:32 am

    Looks like you had lots of fun being back in the classroom and the students did, too! I'm always inspired by your posts! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Cheryl Irick April 10 at 6:11 pm

    Pigsty is one of my favorite books! In my classroom, when it gets too messy, the kids swear they hear the pigs knocking on the door to move it- too funny!
    Cheryl
    KinderIrick

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