Use Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems to strengthen your students comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.
his word work lesson plan and set of teaching resources use Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems as a springboard for instruction focused on contractions.
By anchoring word study to the text, students will benefit from seeing how contractions are used inside of the text before engaging in both guided and independent practice with words.
This set of vocabulary development resources for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! highlights the words that are most important for students to know and understand while reading the book. Through engaging in fun word games, matching words to definitions and pictures, and practicing how to categorize words, students will develop the vocabulary necessary to comprehend this story and many others.
Use this Running Record to assess oral reading fluency with Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.