The Wild Robot Writing Activities


The Wild Robot Book ActivitiesThe Wild Robot by Peter Brown combines a science fiction story involving a robot of the future with a fantasy in which animals talk. The outcome is a book that is both charming and exciting. There is no question about it; your students will love this book!

Writing Ideas for the Book

Writing Idea #1 – CHARTING THE STORY 

Compare and Contrast Printables for The Wild RobotThis free printable with an answer key included helps students keep track of the story. Students use the chart to write details about how Roz helps the animals on the island and then how they in return help her. After students complete the chart, it may be used to create a T-Chart to compare and contrast the animals to Roz.


The Wild Robot Comparing Characters Anchor Chart

Have students write a compare and contrast essay using the information on the chart. Students can compare how different animals helped Roz by detailing which animals made the most impact on saving Roz’s life.


Peter Brown not only wrote The Wild Robot but illustrated it as well. Visit his website to learn about the process he went through in creating the story as well as the illustrations.

Have students write an essay explaining how the illustrations in The Wild Robot help the reader better understand the story.


These two videos show how to create robots from common household items. Cardboard boxes and plastic cups are painted and glued together. The robots are decorated with buttons, pipe cleaners, and various other materials.

After creating a robot from recycled materials, have students write instructions for how to build a robot.

The Wild Robot Book Unit

If you would like to try out The Wild Robot 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 – Point of View
  • Photos to Show What the Rest of the Unit Looks Like

The Wild Robot Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities covering vocabulary, comprehension questions, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice.The Wild Robot Book Unit is available at Teachers Pay Teachers.

Teaching Ideas to use with The Wild Robot
Gay Miller

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  1. I have never seen this book before! I know several kids who are OBSESSED with robots and would absolutely love this story as well as creating one out of recycled material. What a cute idea!
    The Techie Teacher

    1. Hi Julie,
      The Wild Robot is a great book! It was just published last April, so it’s quite new. I’m sure your students who like robots would love it.

    • Sandy Cangelosi on April 21, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Thank you, Gay! I can’t wait to purchase this book. I’m thinking of so many ideas for my invention unit.

  2. This looks like such a fun book, and I can see it tying in nicely with simple machines. I will certainly pass it on to our third grade team. Thanks for sharing the samples and joining in the link up!

    • Jenn on April 23, 2017 at 9:05 am

    This looks like such a cute book! I love your anchor chart and the activities you included! Such a great way to work on compare and contrast!

    • Selma Yalazi-Dawani on April 23, 2017 at 11:05 am

    So many great ideas for this cute mentor text. Thank you.

  3. Thank you for the free graphic organizer and for sharing your wonderful ideas! I’m looking forward to checking out this book. 🙂

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