Have you read any Mo Willems books? My kids LOVE them!!! He’s clever and uses simple text for easy readers. Seriously, I can’t quit laughing at these books.
I used the book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” in a writing class that I am teaching. We read the story and then discussed whether or not the pigeon should drive the bus. I always have the kids brainstorm ideas first. We made pros and cons and then I let them write a paragraph telling me their opinion. I used this activity to teach persuasive writing.
I was really impressed with my younger class (1st- 2nd grade) and all the reasons they came up with to support their opinions… like the fact that the pigeon did not have a driver’s license or hands and was too short to reach the pedals.
I hope you are able to use this week’s freebie! (click on the link below the image to download the pdf)
Click to download ——–>Pigeon Writing