Author Study: Mo Willems
These sites are about author Mo Willems. Read a biography or watch a video interview with the author, learn about his characters, or play an online game. There are lesson plans, activity ideas, printable coloring pages, and more.
Get to Know Mo
Watch a video interview with Mo Willems in which he talks about himself and his books.
Scholastic: A Conversation with Mo Willems
Learn how the pigeon character was created in this interview. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Mo Willems FAQs
Discover the answers to frequently asked questions posed to Mo Willems.
Pigeon Presents: Mo's Pals
Meet some of the characters from Mo's books. Learn facts about each character or download printable coloring and activity pages.
Scholastic: "Knuffle Bunny" Lesson Plan
This one-page PDF includes a lesson plan for Mo Willems' "Knuffle Bunny;" includes: a story summary, lesson objectives, activities to do prior to reading and after reading.
"Knuffle Bunny" Teacher's Guide
This 12 page PDF includes ways to interact with the book; what its all about; pre-reading activities; examining the illustrations; starting the story; making inferences and predictions; misunderstandings; falling apart;Mommy knows all, but Daddy's a hero, too; the dedication; the very end; baby talk; favorite toys; searching for details; characterization and emotion; looking at the plot; pantomime; sing a song; retell and act it out; on being little; comparing and contrasting; author study; and books by Mo Willems.
Scholastic: "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale" Lesson Plan
In this lesson to go along with "Kniffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale" students will use letter or phonetically spelled worlds to tell a story. Lesson plan includes learning objective, materials, set up and prepare, directions, hints on supporting all learners, and a lesson extension activity.
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Knuffle Bunny Free Activity Kit
This 12 page PDF includes seven Knuffle Bunny Activities to do with your students and an answer key.
Pigeon Presents: Fun
Play a hot-dog dress up game with the pigeon and duckling, or see the coloring page of the month on this fun page.
Would You Let This Guy Have a Puppy? Activities
These Mo Willems activities go along with "The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!"
Language Arts Lesson
Here is a cross-curricular lesson plan that employs "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems to teach haiku and art. This is a three-page PDF file.
Leonardo the Terrible Monster
This three-page PDF file contains activity ideas for teaching "Leonardo the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems.
Art Imitates Life
This two-page PDF file contains an interview with Mo Willems.
Scholastic: Study Guide
This one-page PDF file is a study guide for "Leonardo, the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems.
Want to learn more about pigeons? Learn all about them on this website, which includes pictures, a range map, sounds, and more.
The Elephant & Piggie Books: Party Kit
This 29-page PDF packet includes Elephant and Piggie story time ideas, circle-time activities, and a number of other student activities and discussion questions to go along with the Elephant & Piggie stories.