A PIGLET NAMED MERCY
THE MERCY WATSON SERIES PREQUEL
A Piglet Named Mercy is the prequel to the Mercy Watson series written by the award-winning author Kate DiCamillo.
Mercy Watson is a pig, and this first book tells the story of how Mercy comes to find her home with Mr. and Mrs. Watson.
The Watsons lead entirely predictable lives...until they find a sweet piglet on their doorstep!
This Mercy Watson craftivity has students writing about what it would be like if they found a little piglet like the Watsons did!
The piglet is named Mercy after a character calls her a 'mercy'. In this activity students can make their own list of good names for a pig.
Students make cause and effect connections drawn from the mentor text in this activity.
To evaluate student comprehension, students decide which statements about the story are true and which statements are false.
Students can share their knowledge about piglets...
and share their advice for the Watsons.
Students recall story events by sharing 3 things that happen in the story.
Students evaluate the author's purpose for writing the story, and provide reasons for their answer.
This book study unit is packed with Common Core aligned literacy activities and a craftivity for Kindergarten and First Grade.