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Pig the Monster Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

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

With themes of sharing and being respectful, this Pig the Monster picture book by Aaron Blabey is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your students will love it too!

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

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

PIG THE MONSTER SUMMARY

Pig is back in this Halloween book by Aaron Blabey. In fact, Pig has turned into a monster! He runs through the streets being greedy and demanding treats. Pig took whole baskets full of treats without leaving anything for anyone else. 

 

Pig was so greedy that if he felt he did not get enough treats, he would be very disrespectful. He turned pumpkins over or played tricks on people! His poor behavior ruined Halloween night for many people. 

 

Pig started eating all of his candy at once! He started shoving chocolate into his mouth when Trevor cautioned him that dogs should not eat chocolate. Pig did not listen and ate the chocolate anyway. He started chocolate on all the chocolate goo. Thankfully Trevor was able to help. He swung Pig around until all of the chocolate came unstuck, but it created a big mess! 

 

By the end of the book Pig learned that it is important to be respectful on Halloween and share with others. Students will love to see one of their favorite characters back in this Halloween story. 

PIG THE MONSTER 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 Monster, 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 Monster reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing character
  • plot | problem – solution
  • cause and effect
  • identifying theme | message | moral
  • rhyme | rhythm | repetition

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • sharing
  • being respectful

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • prefixes
  • adverbs
  • punctuation
  • quotation marks

PIG THE MONSTER 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 Monster book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Pig the Monster?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD580L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20 – 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.2

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey.

What genre is Pig the Monster?

It is a fiction and humor 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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