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Pie for Chuck
An I Like to Read® Book Level C
by Pat Schories
Pat Schories, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823433926 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction, Humor, Cooperation & Teamwork, Determination
Recommendations: K

CCSS Codes:
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 3a, 3c, 4
RL.K.1-7, 9, 10
L.K.1, 1b, 1d, 1f, 2, 2a, 2b, 2d, 4
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2-6
W.K.1, 3, 5, 8

About the Book

When tempted by his favorite dessert, Pat Schories's lovable Chuck recruits his friends to help him sneak a taste.

Big Chuck is a woodchuck with a taste for pie. He daydreams about warm, flaky pastries and their fruity filling. When he spots a freshly baked blueberry pie cooling on the windowsill, he must have it. Chuck can't reach high enough, so he recruits his friends to help. Maybe Raccoon or Rabbit can get the pie? It takes some impressive—and athletic—teamwork for Chuck and his friends to reach the ledge, but their reward is so sweet!

A companion to PANTS FOR CHUCK: An I Like to Read® Book.

About the Series

I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How do you know that Chuck loves pie? Use details from the words and illustrations to explain. RL.K-1.1, 4

2. What senses does Chuck use in the story? (sight, smell, touch, taste) RL.K-1.1

3. Explain how the animals finally get the pie. How would you get the pie? Discuss what teamwork means. Have a pipe cleaner challenge: Break the class up into groups of three. Lay out a piece of aluminum foil and a large handful of pipe cleaners for each group. Give the students ten minutes to create something with the materials. Display and share. SL.K-1.2,5

4. What do you think will happen now that Chuck and his friends got the pie? Draw a picture. SL.K-1.4, 5