Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren is a classic book, which like many classics, has been banned at some point. Most adults and children, however, love reading about someone who opens their minds to new ideas and ways of thinking and who has such a positive and confident self-image. Thing-Finding and playing Don't Touch the Floor are just two fun activities your students can do along with Pippi. Students will delight in exercising their imaginations and reading about Pippi's humor and outrageousness. Besides reviewing the facts of the story, questions in the unit span text-to-self, text-to-world, and text-to-text as well as brainstorming, imagining, inferencing, and describing.
This unit includes
o A list of vocabulary and definitions with a one-word focus for word analysis
o Pre-reading questions: one creative, one imaginative
o Chapter questions
o Answer key provided for questions
o Drawing activities
o Writing ideas (creative and expository) with sample paragraph included for paragraph writing
o Group activity ideas including game design and brainstorming--could be used with centers
o General Word Wall Activities Resource for vocabulary ideas for any unit
o Paragraph check sheet for students to use in proofreading their paragraphs
o Unit Suggestions/Overview
You and your students will enjoy reading about a girl who "will always come out on top!"