Preston’s Goal by Colin McNaughton Reading and Writing Activities
In Preston’s Goal, Colin McNaughton’s twist on the Three Little Pigs in the Preston Pig series is so much fun. The bright pictures and captions work beautifully for making inferences, comparing and contrasting, and so many more skills.
PDF – 15 pages
If you have soccer fans in your room, check out Preston’s Goal by Colin McNaughton! This engaging resource focuses on the rich vocabulary, story themes (fractured fairytale), story elements, characterization and more. Preston Pig is a character your kids will love!
HOW TEACHERS CAN USE THE PRESTON’S GOAL UNIT:
Teachers love using my book companion resources for mentor text lessons, for small group instruction, for book clubs, and even partner reading. The unit is comprehension focused and includes writing too.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRESTON’S GOAL RESOURCE:
In this unit, the focus includes:
- schema building
- making comparisons
- discussion questions
- making inferences
- summarizing, and
- a response to reading (a new adventure for Preston Pig).
MORE ABOUT THE BOOK:
The reading level of the book is between a second and third grade level despite original print. There are a handful of wonderful vocabulary words to use too. You can get this resource here or get it and two other book companions in the Colin McNaughton Author Study.
OTHER MENTOR TEXT BOOK UNITS YOU MIGHT LIKE WITH SIMILAR THEMES:
- Frog and Toad are Friends
- Frog and Toad All Year
- Days with Frog and Toad.
- Frog and Toad Together
- Mouse Soup
- Owl at Home
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