Pig the Pug Activities and Comprehension Questions
Do your students struggle with sharing and cooperation? Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey promotes sharing and discussions on the consequences of actions. Read on for Pig the Pug activities, comprehension questions and videos.
In Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey, Pig learns the hard way that it is better to share than to be greedy. Themes of Pig the Pug include:
– Regulating emotions leads to better decision-making.
– Negative behaviour has negative consequences.
Pig the Pug also gives teachers the opportunity to focus on:
- Sharing and cooperation
- Selfishness and greed
- Relationship skills and contrasting personalities
- Cause and effect
- Character traits
- Retelling and sequencing
- Inference and prediction
Scroll down for Pig the Pug activities, discussion questions and videos.
Pig the Pug Summary
Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is bad-tempered, rude and he never, ever shares his toys. Pig’s roommate couldn’t be more different; a friendly dachshund called Trevor. When Trevor suggests Pig shares his toys, the pug ‘flips his wig’ and shouts NO!
Pig gathers all his toys and puts them into an enormous pile to keep them away from Trevor. He stands on top of the pile of toys, shouting that he will never share his toys. The pile wobbles and unfortunately for Pig he falls out of the window behind him.
Pig returns in a full-body cast and ‘kindly’ lets Trevor play with the toys while he recovers. If only he had learned that it would have been easier (and kinder) to share his toys with Trevor in the first place.
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Illustrator: Aaron Blabey
Publisher: Scholastic Books (2014)
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Pig the Pug Activities & Resources
I have created literacy graphic organizers for Pig the Pug. You can find them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:
- Author’s Purpose
- Cause & Effect
- Character Traits and Analysis
- Comprehension Questions and Writing Prompts
- Inferring and Predicting
- Main Idea and Theme
- Making Connections
- Point of View
- Problem and Solution
- Retelling, Sequencing and Summarizing
*Click on these links to discover book recommendations on these topics.
Pig the Pug Activities & Links
- Aaron Blabey: Picture Book Maker profile
- Glorious Goods: Explore the Pig the Pug Series with these Writing Tasks
- Lamont Books: Pig the Pug Teacher Notes and Activities
- Scholastic AU: Pig the Pug Teacher Notes
- Victoria Government: Teaching spelling: foundation to level 2 with Pig the Pug.
FREE Pig the Pug Activities
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Pig the Pug Read-Aloud Questions
Read aloud sessions are a wonderful way for children to understand the connection between written text and spoken language. You can model reading habits and strategies, reading fluency, tone and eye contact. You can also introduce different genres, authors and illustrators.
- Why is the dog called Pig?
- What do you think the book dedication means?
- What do you think Aaron Blabey wanted us to learn from reading Pig the Pug?
- How would you describe Pig and Trevor? What are their character traits?
- What was Pig’s reaction when Trevor suggested sharing? Why do you think he reacted this way?
- Why do you think Pig didn’t want to share?
- How does Aaron Blabey make it clear Pig is selfish?
- Why do you think Trevor is always nice to Pig?
- How did Trevor feel about Pig’s actions and behaviour throughout the story? How do you know?
- Describe how Pig could have handled the sharing situation differently.
- Now Pig is in a cast, do you think he is really friends with Trevor? Explain your answer.
- What do you think Pig learned about sharing and cooperation?
- Aaron Blabey is known for his funny books. How did he use humour to highlight the effects of not sharing?
- Do you think Pig is happy about sharing his toys with Trevor at the end?
You can find a full set of discussion cards in the Pig the Pug Literacy Bundle or as a separate pack.
Pig the Pug Book Videos
Books by Aaron Blabey
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