Alpha Tales: The Pig's Picnic (Letter P)

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Penny, Polly, and Peter are planning a picnic but end up pigging out instead in this fun printable book. Including dozens of p-words and amusing illustrations, this is a great resource for teaching emergent readers about the sound corresponding to this consonant.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include this mini-book in a letter-of-the-week lesson series
  • Read the story aloud to the class, having children raise their hand or perform an action every time they hear the letter p
  • As a teacher-led learning center, read the book with small groups of students
  • Allow older children to practice reading the story independently or with a partner
  • Send the book home and ask students to practice reading it with their family members
Classroom Considerations
  • If you are creating copies of the mini-book for each student, seek the assistance of a classroom aide, parent volunteer, or upper-elementary student
  • The book includes up to five lines on a page and uses two- and three-syllable words, some with unconventional spellings, making this best suited for indepedent reading in the second and third grades
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • A separate document is included that offers instructions for assembling the mini-book
  • Two additional versions of the template are provided that allow children to either write the text or draw the illustrations for the book
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