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Pig Has a Plan
I Like to Read® Book Level B
by Ethan Long
Ethan Long, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 6 x 9 | US$ 3.99
ISBN: 9780823438808 | 11-30-2017

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 4 to 8

, Animals/Fiction, Friendship, Farming & Farm Life, Humor
Recommendations: A, K, PW, SLJ

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

About the Book

Poor Pig! He just wants to take a nap, but his barnyard pals are making a terrible racket. Cow gabs on her cell phone, Cat pops balloons, and Hen saws. Pig hatches a plan to block all the noise. In a surprise ending, Pig learns that his friends have been planning a birthday party just for him. So much for napping!

Hilarious illustrations, a fun story line, and an easily decodable text make for a real treat for new readers.

About the I Like to Read® Series: Picture Books for Every Level of Emerging Reader

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, and have been evaluated and assigned Guided Reading Levels A-G based on the Fountas and Pinnell system.

"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. Discuss Pig's plan. How do the words and illustrations help you understand the main idea of the story? RL.K-1.7

2. What is Pig's problem in the story? How does he solve his problem? Explain why Pig's plan does not work. RL.K-1.1, 3

3. Find all the action words/verbs from the book. Make a list. (saw, gab, pop, tap, mix, hum, bop, sip) Find all the animal words/proper nouns and make a list. (Pig, Hen, Cow, Cat, Dog, Rat, Hog, Pup, Fly) Try and match the correct animal name to the action from the story. Go back to the story to check your answers. L.K-1.1, 1b, 5a

4. Write a sentence telling how Pig feels at the end of the story. Draw a picture. RL.K-1.1/W.K-1.3