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


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


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


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


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

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


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

To unlock this lesson you must be a Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use

Become a member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create An Account