The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown combines a science fiction story involving a robot of the future with a fantasy in which animals talk. This sequel beautifully wraps up the story.
Roz works on the Hilltop Farm for the Shareef family. The family needs Roz because Mrs. Shareef died in an accident on the farm, and Mr. Shareef injured his leg. Because Mr. Shareef can no longer do farm work, he scrapes together enough money to purchase a refurbished robot to run the dairy farm. Roz works with the animals and makes sure the equipment runs smoothly, all the while planning an escape to return back to her wild island home.
There is no question about it; your students will love this book!
Teaching Ideas for the Book
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In this really cool blog post, viewers can see the process Peter Brown went through to write The Wild Robot Escapes. Check out his research process, story map, plot points, and illustrations.
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Wild Robot Snack
The Wild Robot Book Unit
If you would like to try out the The Wild Robot Escapes Book Unit before you buy it, this download contains free samples including:
Vocabulary Practice for Chapters 1-2
Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-2
Constructive Response Question – Setting
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The Wild Robot Escapes Book Unitcontains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities covering vocabulary, comprehension questions, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice.