ENEMY PIE Friendship Lesson - Reading Comprehension Writing Worksheets & Craft

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Need a friendship lesson to teach about kindness and respect? Enemy Pie by Derek Munson is fantastic. My friendship activities complement the book perfectly to help build positive character traits and social skills. Kids love the craft activity and reading comprehension worksheets for second and third-grade students.

As students come back to school, they learn to cooperate, include others, and be patient and considerate towards their peers while working in groups to brainstorm friendly ingredients to make a ‘friends forever pie’.

Great for addressing anti-social behavior or as school counseling lesson plans. Younger students practice reading and writing, and develop fine motor skills as they cut and paste their "pies" in the comprehension activity.

Read a book review of Enemy Pie by David Munson and see a video reading HERE.

➡️ Teacher Feedback
"As a reminder at the end of the school year to be kind I did a bonus guidance lesson using this resource. Very helpful and great conversations were sparked from the ideas given. I will be using it regularly!" - Kaitlyn M, 3rd grade

"As a reminder at the end of the school year to be kind I did a bonus guidance lesson using this resource. Very helpful and great conversations were sparked from the ideas given. I will be using it regularly!" - Caitlyn M, 3rd grade

What students learn:

  • To identify the message or moral of the story.
  • About strong emotions such as jealousy, anger, and hatred and how to deal with them in a healthy way.
  • To collaborate and be considerate during the group activity.
  • Students see very clearly the kind of behavior their classmates do and don’t like.
  • The importance of not judging and forming opinions too quickly.
  • To give everyone a chance to prove themselves and show their true character and intentions.
  • Spending time with someone is the best way to get to know them.
  • Being a friend is more rewarding than being an enemy.
  • Showing kindness can improve a relationship.
  • Kids sometimes need to be assertive when making friends or wanting to be included in activities.
  • The best way to get rid of an enemy is to make them your friend.

Included in this resource:

  • Instructions for using with younger and older students
  • Make an Enemy Pie for younger students
  • Group comprehension activity for younger students
  • Make an Enemy Pie for older students
  • Group comprehension activity for older students
  • Enemy pies question sheets
  • Answer strips
  • Pie pasting sheets
  • Additional activities
  • 3 x Word searches
  • Acrostic poem
  • Enemy antonyms
  • Reading comprehension question sheet
  • 4 x Coloring pages
  • Poster
  • Teacher Answer Keys

➡️ Teacher Feedback

"I am going to use this lesson every year. I used it before Covid-19. You can't go over kindness enough in my opinion and this was easy and engaging. " - Lesley Y, 3rd grade

"I used this lesson with a 4th-grade class that has been having issues with peers and it worked wonderfully." - Grace M

How to use:

  • Great as a back-to-school activity to help students connect and learn how to treat one another with kindness
  • Helps students expand their vocabulary
  • Practice writing as students answer questions about the story
  • Enhance word recognition, concentration, and spelling with word searches
  • Improve memory as students recall details from the story
  • Students explore the actions that result in different feelings
  • Children learn about antonyms
  • Encourage positive relationships and for students to be friendly and kind towards others
  • Start discussions around kindness and caring to promote a kind and inclusive classroom and school community
  • Use as a springboard to brainstorm ways to be friendly to reduce anti-social and bullying behavior

Summary of the story

Jeremy Ross moves into the neighborhood and instantly becomes the narrator’s enemy. He learns however that his dad has a genius recipe for a pie guaranteed to get rid of enemies. The only problem is that the other part of the plan requires him to spend the WHOLE DAY with his enemy BUT he does get to serve up a big helping of his dad’s disgusting enemy pie and the end of it.

After a day of activities and getting to know one another, the narrator decides that Jeremy might not be so bad after all and takes him off his enemy list. Now he has to stop him eating that dreaded enemy pie!!

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Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.


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