Super easy emergency sub plans—just print and go!
Directions are written out so you don’t have to! There are enough activities for a 2 full days. You could have the sub read a different Mo Willems pigeon book if you use the plans a second day.
These activities are designed for 1st and 2nd graders
Oh no! You're out sick or there's an emergency and you need a full day's worth of lesson plans and activities! These emergency lesson plans will get your sub through an entire day - no worries for you! The activities are based on the book "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems.
This is a group activity to introduce persuasive writing using Mo Willems' book "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus". The kids LOVE this book! This is a great way to kick off persuasive writing, or to focus on organizing a persuasive piece.
File includes activity description, materials list and pho
The Pigeon will give your students lots of laughs! This unit will give you plenty of Common Core aligned activities to support this book! It has several higher order thinking activities and comprehension practice.
This set includes:
• Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus story maps.
• Reading for m
Let’s have some fun along with the Pigeon and expand DOK along the way! This lesson will lead your primary GATE students through four challenging activities, culminating in an artistic response showing why they “never get to do anything!” either.
Gifted and talented learners carry similar characte
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus interactive book and lapbook activity allows you to pick which activity you would like to use with your students. Activities that are included are comprehension questions, persuasive reasons, changing the story, creating a new "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the _____
This game board features comprehension questions and vocabulary from the story "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" The kids love to play these board games! It is perfect for early finishers or when you just have an extra few minutes. Check out my store to view more comprehension games!
Creative Kinders introduces a beloved character of young children....... Featuring the craftivity of the "Pigeon" from, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
This activity is perfect for completing an author study of Mo Willems.
1) Read and enjoy with your kids the many books by Mo Willems.
It's a great time to revisit Mo Willems and that crazy Pigeon. My class had so much fun rereading this story and using it as a great intro to our Opinion writing unit. Download Preview for freebie and follow me for more weekly freebie updates.
This packet includes:
Analysis of character and reaso
This pack is perfect for teaching opinion writing.
-Opinion writing piece with 2 options
-Class data collection and analysis
-Whole group opinion vote with pocket chart labels
-Individual student information gathering sheet
Common Core areas addressed:
English Language Arts
Getting your students to slow down, reflect as they read, and engage with the text in different ways are all part of being a good reader and are goals of close reading. While this can be a difficult skill for students to master, teaching it doesn't have to be! Jennifer Horner and I have teamed up to
This is a follow up activity to the book Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. After reading the story, students will create a class book with their own ideas about what the pigeon shouldn't drive. This is an excellent way to introduce and discuss transportation vocabulary.
The pack includes the fol
I used the book "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" to teach expanding contractions. There is an example of procedural text, the patterns you need for your students to make their own pigeons, and comprehension questions. I was looking for a hands-on activity that involved expanding contractions,
Mo Willems is by far one of my favorite authors! I created this Pigeon pack to enhance our learning while reading the books. Looking for some great math & reading activities to go along with your Mo Willems Pigeon books? This 59 page packet has everything a K-2nd grade teacher would need to en
I hope you find this free writing activity useful in your classroom! It pairs with the amazing story "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems
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The Bus Driver asked us to watch things for him, but the Pigeon wants to drive the bus! Should we let him? In this highly interactive story, students will learn Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 6, 7 and 9, with particular emphasis on RL 6: “Identify who is telling the story
This zip file contains several activities that will engage your students in the reading of Mo Willems' No dejes que la paloma conduzca el autobus.. The activities are scaffolded to move from basic skills to more advanced skills, focusing on the same book. The main focus of the whole Close Reading
A persuasive letter template, perfect for introducing persuasive writing structure. Includes sentences starters to help scaffold writing for students.
Based on Mo Williams book 'Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus', students can write their own letter to the bus driver trying to persuade him of thei
Who doesn't love this crazy pigeon who dreams of driving a bus! Students will be able to practice contractions using this mini book. I have used it in my classroom for review after teaching contractions and the kids love it!
Use along with your own copy of the book by Mo Willems! The kids just love the story of the pigeon who wants to drive the bus!!!
Text to self
Problem and Solution
Labeling Activity (everyones fav)
Emergent Reader with a focus on positional words
After the success of my first reader's theater script, I decided to write another one. This one is based off of the Caldecott Award winning book "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems. The part of the pigeon is actually split into six different pigeons, so that more students have a chan
Use with Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Write a letter to the bus driver telling him whether or not you should be able to drive the bus!
Use for teaching:
Point of view writing
Writing Lines from Kimberly Geswein Fonts
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Domino Addition Game
Students draw a domino and place it in the blank space at the top of the pigeon activity page (laminated or in page protectors). They record the addition fact with a dry erase marker on the activity page. They transfer the equation to the work
Close Read activities for “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems
Kids can’t get enough of the Pigeon and his funny antics! Why not dig deeper into a story your students love with a Close Read of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”?
This product includes a weeks worth of close read le
This Engine-Uity Reading Center (we call it a Porta-Center) explores "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems. It contains:
(1) a Worksheet (Knowledge and Comprehension levels of Bloom's Taxonomy),
(2) an Answer Key for the Worksheet,
(3) eight uniquely shaped task cards (two each f
This zip file contains several activities that will engage your students in the reading of Mo Willems' La paloma encuentra un perro caliente. The activities are scaffolded to move from basic skills to more advanced skills, focusing on the same book. The main focus of the whole Close Reading is Usi
Literature Guides are 16-18 page ready-to-print PDF files. They include: (Contents vary with titles - Over 300 titles) * Exciting Booktalk That Introduces New Vocabulary in Context * Open-ended Pre-reading Journal Sentence Starters and Activities * No Simple Recall Exercises * Author Information * H
Kids will love this book companion reader to the book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, by Mo Willems. This resource includes:
• Comprehension questions
• Making a prediction
• Dear Bus Driver letter (persuasive writing exercise)
• Character map
• Word search
• Fill in the blank
• Matching beg
Use this incredibly creative activity pack after reading Mo Willem's Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, both in color and ink saving black and white. This packet supports student understanding of main idea with a cut and paste activity, an adorable pigeon craft with a text based writing response,
This is a great writing activity to use after reading "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems.
I have included two different versions with different borders depending on your preference and how you would like to print.
The first activity is a writing activity for students to use their
This worksheet is based on the text 'Don't let the pigeon drive the bus' by Mo Willems. The text focuses on the pigeon trying to persuade the audience to let him drive the bus by using a variety of arguments to try and convince them.
This worksheet requires students to come up with 3 of the many r
If you enjoyed the craftivity of the pigeon from "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus", why not try making his friend Duckie from "Don't give the Pigeon a Hot Dog".
1) Picture of the finished product of Duckie.
2) Directions of how to make Duckie.
3) Templates for the parts of Duckie.
This is a SMART notebook file that forms 4 days (or 1 weeks) worth of guided reading lessons for the book Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus.
This file follows the Anchor, Read, Apply model and has a purpose for reading the book each day.
This file was made originally for a high school special educa
Are you doing a persuasive writing unit? This writing and craftivity based on the book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus will guide persuasive writing and persuasive letter writing for your students.
Included is multiple different writing frames, each with two options of line spacing as well as
SMART NOTEBOOK ACTIVITY *MUST HAVE SOFTWARE 14.3 OR GREATER****
-3 page activity to go along with the story Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
-3 Comprehension questions about the story to do with students after you have read the story. Promotes discussions.
-Each correct answer reinforced with
This packet of activities includes three main components: (1) student response sticks (yes) (no) to answer the question: "Should we let Pigeon drive the bus?", (2) retell/visual representations to use to tell the story, and (3) a sample anchor chart photo designed to be used with the student respons
I usually use this children's book as a read aloud at the beginning of my persuasive writing unit that I do with my middle schoolers. After reading the book to students, I let them choose one of these 3 projects to evaluate the effectiveness of the pigeon's persuasiveness in the text. I have used th
This is a short writing prompt I created and differentiated for my classroom. My students love the Pigeon books and this activity allowed us to go beyond the story and expand their knowledge of transportation and sight word recognition.
I just love books! I get so excited to share new books with my kids! (They laugh because I call each book “my favorite”!) That is why I designed my new mini-book companions. Now, I can have great activities to do with all my favorite stories.
In this packet
-Response to reading worksheets Use them
Now includes during reading comprehension questions!
Activities for after shared reading include:
Higher Order Thinking Comprehension Questions
Retelling cards - pictures to aid students in retelling the story to a partner.
Rhyming Word Match - picture/word cards to sort.
Onset and Rime - picture
Need a fun lesson where your kids can state their opinion? Read Mo Willems-Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and ask your students whether they think the Pigeon should or should not drive the bus! They will come up with hilarious reasons!
A take home literacy bag used for the book Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus by Mo Willems. This activity is designed to be used for practicing writing first name. Directions are given in English and Spanish and includes a teacher-made bus where the child places a letter in each window of a school
Do you want your students to be risk takers? How about think outside the box? Do they love Mo Willems? Then you have got to check out this Engineering Challenge! After reading the book "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems, students will complete an Engineering challenge where they are
These printable name cards have unlimited use for your classroom! Edit the name to customize each pigeon to your students and print. Everyone knows and loves this little pigeon, and now he can be in your classroom too! Use these as name cards, labels, stickers, graphing placements, puppets on popsic