The Paperboy By Dav Pilkey Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan may be used to help your students answer questions about the text, describe the paperboy and his dog, and create a schedule that describes the paperboy's day while reading 'The Paperboy' by Dav Pilkey.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this lesson on The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey, students will be able to:

  • Answer questions about the text.
  • Describe the characters in the story.
  • Understand the chronology of events in the story.

Time Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3

Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5

Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

Lesson Instructions and Activities

Vocabulary

Students will be able to define and use the following terms:

  • cartoons
  • delivered
  • loaded
  • paperboy
  • race
  • route
  • shade

Materials

  • Copies of The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Paper plates
  • Brads
  • Crayons
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors

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