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Pig the Slob Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Pig the Slob will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of choices and responsibility, this Pig the Slob picture book by Aaron Blabey is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

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

  1. Read a summary of Pig the Slob. You can find it in the section below.
  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 Slob reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

PIG THE SLOB SUMMARY

Pig the Pug is becoming quite the slob! He is an immovable lump on the couch, and even the smallest tasks are too hard!

Pig spends his days bingeing tv and feasting on nuggets. He just swipes his phone, plays video games, and eats ice cream. When Trevor tries to bring Pig outside, he ignores him.

That is… he ignores him until the floorboards start to groan! All of a sudden, the floor explodes and Pig goes down. From that day on, Pig learned that he needs to exercise and be healthy.

PIG THE SLOB 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 Slob, 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 Slob reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • retell
  • analyzing character
  • authors purpose

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • choices
  • responsibility

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • synonyms
  • comma
  • ellipses

PIG THE SLOB 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
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Pig the Slob?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD640L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20-24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.6-2.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Aaron Blabey. It was illustrated by Aaron Blabey.

What genre is Pig the Slob?

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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