Enemy Pie by Derek Munson is one of my favorite read alouds to start the school year! Not only does this book provide teachable moments about friendship, but students relate to it and love the surprise ending. Here are some of my favorite activities and resources to pair with this book.
About Enemy Pie
It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily, Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe was spending an entire day playing with the enemy!
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Enemy Pie Activities
This book companion has a large focus on comprehension and vocabulary. This resource has 12 comprehension questions to help guide the discussion as you read. Students can also respond to these questions in writing. To boost student engagement, you might place these comprehension cards into a pie plate and stir with a wire whisk before selecting a question.
After reading the book, students can put the story back together with this sequencing activity.
Once students have practiced sequencing the story, they are ready to retell or summarize. There are several different graphic organizers to choose from. Students can also focus on the story with this story elements spinner.
For vocabulary, I selected 15 words for this story. Each vocabulary card has a matching definition. Students can play a memory matching game or use the cards in a pocket chart center. To continue working with these words, students can complete the fill-in-the-blanks page or vocabulary match-up activity.
Friendship Pie Craft
Friendly Advice Pie Craft