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Pig the Winner Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Pig the Winner will love this post.

With themes of sportsmanship and being respectful, this Pig the Winner picture book by Aaron Blabey is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will quickly become one of your favorites too!

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

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

PIG THE WINNER SUMMARY

The story Pig the Winner is about Pig the Pug who hates to lose. He always has to win and will cheat to make sure he wins. When Pig loses he has temper tantrums and cries so much that everyone just lets him think that he wins. 

 

One day Pig challenges Trevor to who can eat their dinner the fastest. Pig eats his dinner so quickly that he even swallows his food bowl. Trevor helps get the food bowl out and it flies out of Pig’s mouth and hits him in the head knocking him into the garbage can.

 

Pig learns that it is okay to not win all the time and that it is important to play games fairly.

PIG THE WINNER 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.

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

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

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

  • analyzing illustrations 
  • summarize/retell 
  • identifying theme | message | moral 
  • making connections

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

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

  • sportsmanship
  • being respectful

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • contractions
  • synonyms 

PIG THE WINNER 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 Winner book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Pig the Winner?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD480L
  • Guided Reading Level: L
  • DRA Level: 20 -24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.6

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey.

What genre is Pig the Winner?

It is a comedy 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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