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Wringer Activity - Professor of Pigeonology

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
Formats Included
  • PDF
5 pages


Professor of Pigeonology is a companion activity to go along with a novel study of Jerry Spinelli's novel Wringer. With this activity students research several types of pigeons, record information, draw illustrations, and present their findings to the class. It can be completed before, during, or after reading the novel Wringer.

Included is a response chart for students to complete, student directions, and and award certificate so that students can compete for the best presentation.

For the full novel study, see Wringer - Novel Study.

Also see more novel studies for favorite middle school and upper elementary novels here.

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.


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