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A Piglet Named Mercy Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for A Piglet Named Mercy will love this post.

With themes of compassion and conflict resolution, this A Pig Named Mercy picture book by Kate DiCamillo is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. Your students will love it!

Engage Your Students with A Piglet Named Mercy Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of A Piglet Named Mercy.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with A Piglet Named Mercy  reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

A PIGLET NAMED MERCY SUMMARY

Mr. and Mrs. Watson lived ordinary lives in their ordinary town. They cut the grass, wash their car, and vacuum the house. One day, Mrs. Watson onced asked if their lives were a little too predictable. That night, a piglet came rolling off a truck and landed at the Watson house.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Watson quickly learn that sometimes, surprises can bring great joy. They quickly fall in love with their unpredictable visitor and the piglet becomes a member of the family.

A PIGLET NAMED MERCY LESSON PLAN IDEAS

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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based A Piglet Named Mercy reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • retell
  • analyzing characters
  • making connections

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote: 

  • compassion
  • unpredictability
  • conflict resolution

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • capitalization
  • pronouns
  • affixes

A PIGLET NAMED MERCY ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
A Piglet Named Mercy book companion
elementary students listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for A Piglet Named Mercy?

  • Lexile® Measure: 470L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 2.7
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 24

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Kate DiCamillo. It was illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

What genre is A Piglet Named Mercy?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 32 pages long.

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