Mo Willems Author Study


This Mo Willems author study is the perfect way for your K-2 students to read, study, and enjoy some of Mo Willems’ popular books!

This 75 page unit is packed with literacy and writing activities designed to get your primary students interacting with the text.

Please download the preview to see some examples of the types of activities included!

In this unit:

  • Who is Mo Willems?
    • Fact Sheet about the author
    • Timeline of popular books included in this unit
  • Specific activities for the following Pigeon books:
    • Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!
    • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
    • The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
    • The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!
  • Types of Pigeon activities:
    • craft for the bulletin board
    • comparing stories
    • opinion writing prompts
    • class graph and analysis
    • making inferences and providing evidence
    • text-to-self connections and writing activities
    • character traits
    • vocabulary analysis
    • how-to prompts
    • and plenty of generic activities to work with any pigeon book!
  • Specific activities for the following Elephant and Piggie books:
    • I Love My New Toy!
    • There is a Bird on Your Head!
    • My Friend is Sad!
  • Types of Elephant & Piggie activities:
    • story maps
    • comprehension questions
    • character comparisons
    • text-to-self connections
    • character traits
    • being a good friend
    • making predictions
    • making inferences
    • and plenty more activities to be used with any Elephant & Piggie book!
  • Specific activities for all three Knuffle Bunny books:
    • Knuffle Bunny
    • Knuffle Bunny Too
    • Knuffle Bunny Free
  • Types of Knuffle Bunny activities:
    • comprehension questions
    • text-to-self discussion questions and writing activities
    • making inferences
    • using evidence in the text to “back up” your answers
    • photograph and illustration writing prompts
    • making predictions
    • character changes over time

Also included:

  • Write letters to Mo Willems
  • Choose your favorite Mo Willems book


Susan Jones

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