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Pig the Elf Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Pig the Elf will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, teaching ideas, and information about the book.

With themes of manners and gratitude, this Pig the Elf picture book by Aaron Blabey is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will become one of your favorite Christmas read alouds!

Engage Your Students with Pig the Elf Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Pig the Elf.
  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 Pig the Elf reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

PIG THE ELF SUMMARY

Christmas is a time for holiday cheer and spirit. But for Pig the Elf, it is all about presents. He writes a long, long list for Santa. Pig stays up until Santa comes, and when presents are laid, he complains that there aren’t enough. He bites Santa and follows him to his sleigh! 

 

All the meanwhile, Pig’s grateful friend Trevor is sleeping soundly in his bed. This book is a fantastic reminder for students who can be materialistic on the holiday.

PIG THE ELF LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Pig the Elf, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

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

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based Pig the Elf reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • ask and answer questions
  • summarize / retell
  • analyzing character
  • author’s purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • manners
  • gratitude

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • synonyms
  • contractions
  • exclamation points

PIG THE ELF 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
Pig the Elf book companion
elementary teacher reading aloud a picture book to her students

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Pig the Elf?

  • Lexile® Measure: 530L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 24 – 28
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7 – 2.9

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey.

What genre is Pig the Elf?

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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