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I love the book Enemy Pie! It's a cute story about how to handle relationships and conflict. I always use this book at the beginning of the year but it fits nicely into the curriculum ANY time of the year!
Since I use the book at the beginning of the year, I usually spend a few weeks on the book/activities. It’s a great intro to making friends in school this year. Several of the activities can be used/reused throughout the year or with other units of yours.
* Pie sort and display printables (Have kids write either a characteristic of a good or bad friend and sort as class into correct pie pan.)
* Class Book: "Our NOT so Perfect Days" which can contain either lined paper or plain paper that kids can write/illustrate on. The last page in book is included with picture (Shine On!) or use the blank page if you want kids to draw something. Once every child finishes a page, I simply glue cover onto construction paper and staple book in. By the end of the year, I have enough class books for each child to take one home. Fun!
* Who is Derek Munson? I wrote a short informational article on the author to support CCSS and inferencing skills. I’ve included the same article twice so you can decide if you want kids to DISCUSS answers in pairs OR write short answers. Up to you. You can do together or kids can complete in partners. Next page: WRITE 3 Facts About Author and then an Author Tree Map.
* Friends Tree Map (Can be used here or with ANY friendship book.)
* Cause and Effect Poster, Fill in missing cause or effect page, blank template to use with other books, and create If….Then Statements.
* Friendship Make-a Word (Can do together in beginning of year or save until later.) I always have kids cut letters so they can actually move/manipulate the letters to form words.
* Writing Prompt related to book.
* Opinion Writing: Do you like the book Enemy Pie? Why?
* Opinion Prompt (draw response.)
* Design a Tree House: I always like to create planning/drawing activities and for this one, I encourage them to partner up and create the OUTSIDE and the INSIDE of the tree house. They both must contribute to the other’s drawing and ideas.
* Use Your Senses: I reread the story as they fill in the chart when I’m describing dad making the pie. Draw or write choice.
* Response Sheets: Eight of them (Looks like more but just changed lines for grade levels. They include: Problem/solution, Text Connections, Genres, Written Retell, Illustrate BME, rate the book.
* Say Hi to the Pie (Roll die and race to either 50 or 120. TWO boards.)
* Odd/Even Jump (3 boards to differentiate)
* Chit Chat Summary